Postprandial Hypoglycemia Clinic

Post prandial hypoglycemia (PPH) is when a low blood sugar occurs after eating. PPH is also referred to as “dumping syndrome.” Children who have had stomach surgery, including fundoplications,(a surgical treatment for gastro-esophageal reflux disease) are at risk for developing postprandial hypoglycemia. Postprandial hypoglycemia is intermittent, meaning it doesn’t occur after every meal. This can make it difficult to diagnose and to treat.

The Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at CHOP has created a special Postprandial Hypoglycemia Clinic that brings together specialists from Endocrinology and Nutrition to treat and monitor children who have been diagnosed with PPH. A social worker and nurse coordinator are also available to help families as needed.

What to expect during your child's appointment

Our clinic is located within Endocrinology on the seventh floor of the Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care, at 3500 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA, on the Raymond G. Perelman Campus.

When you arrive for your visit, you will check in at the welcome desk in the Buerger Center lobby where you’ll receive a visitor badge. We encourage you to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time to allow enough time to park and get checked in.

You’ll be directed to the seventh floor, where you will check in with the medical team at a self-check-in kiosk or one of our patient service representatives.

Once escorted to an exam room, you will not need to move around — all the specialists planned as part of your appointment will come to you.

Please bring your child’s glucometer to the visit with you.

If you need referrals, please bring these with you.

New patients and follow up appointments

To schedule a new patient or follow up appointment, call 215-590-3174, pressing option #1, and request assistance from the hypoglycemia nurse coordinator. You will need to fill out a Welcome Form in MyCHOP and send your child’s medical records to the HI Center prior to your child’s first appointment. Records can be faxed to 215-590-3053. We will provide more details on the intake process for new patients when you are scheduling your appointment.