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Dr. Linda DiMeglio

Pediatric Endocrinology
Indianapolis, IN
29 years experience female

Locations

Office

Indianapolis, IN

Address

702 Barnhill Dr Rm 5960, Indianapolis, IN
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue cross blue shield

Humana

United healthcare

Office

Office

Indianapolis, IN

About

Bio

I am an academic pediatric endocrinologist with research interests in type I diabetes and metabolic bone disease. I have been at the Indiana University School of Medicine since 1996 when I began my fellowship training and on faculty there since 1999. Prior to this I trained at Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, and Northwestern University.

Specialties
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Pediatric Endocrinology

Pediatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

171 Answers
91 Agrees
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Hormone actions: The "endocrine system" is actually a series of systems each of which works through feedback loops to coordinate the function of a variety of different... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Depends: On how long you plan to nurse and how often you will need to be away from the baby. Make sure you talk to a lactation consultant and other moms who ha... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Ignore: JFK also had the disease. He looks tan in many pictures because he did not always take his meds.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Depends on needs: Low strength Hydrocortisone ointment and cream for use on skin are available otc. Higher strength Hydrocortisone and other more potent or specialized ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Maybe: Hempdialysis usually does not affect blood glucose levels. Peritoneal dialysis is done with fluid that is high in sugars and can increase your blood ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Take your medication: If you have diabetes the best way to maintain normal blood sugars is to take your medications as prescribed. Following a prescribed diet regimen and e... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Depends on the meter: There are all sorts of ways and machines to check blood sugar. Unfortunately they all still require blood. But they can attach to iphones, upload to t... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Depends: Primary therapy for brittle bone disease (also known as osteogenesis imperfecta or oi) is physical therapy for fractures with adequate calcium and vit... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Take your medication: If you have diabetes the best way to maintain normal blood sugars is to take your medications as prescribed. Following a prescribed diet regimen and e... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Site change every 3d: For someone using an Insulin pump the site where the Insulin goes into the body using an infusion set needs to be changed every three days. It is reco... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Balanced diet: A balanced diet will promote your overall health. Make sure you have a calcium intake of 1000 mg day through food or supplements. Supplemental vitamin... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Blood flow: The fingertips have many small blood vessels and a more rapid blood exchange (better perfusion) than other sites used for alternate testing. Therefore... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Thyroid and adrenal: The endocrine systems have many diverse effects on the cardiovascular system. These include thyroid hormone effects on the rate of beating of the hear... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Enzymes: Pyruvate dehydrogenase complex is a complex of three enzymes in the mitichondria that change the Amino Acid pyruvate into the molecule acetyl-coa by a... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Variety of problems: Primary amenorrhea can stem from a variety of causes. These range from problems with the uterus and or outflow tract, to problems with the brain regul... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Yes: There are several forms of primordial dwarfism. Many are now known to be single gene defects. This includes forms caused by mutations in a gene known ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
No: Diet will have no effect. It will resolve on its own in a few weeks.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Yes: Persons with the most common form congenital adrenal hyperplasia (cah) have a predisposition to making extra testosterone. For girls this can manifest... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Not Typically: Low vitamin d concentrations are associated with poor vitamin d intake - from diet (mostly fortified milk) and supplements (usually multivitamins) and... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
High blood sugar: Hyperglycemia is simply a word derived from greek for high blood sugar. (hyper = excessive, glyc = sugar, emia= of the blood). In most cases a blood s... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Ask: Ask what he or she would recommend for you and what is not worth taking. .
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Don't: Don't try a "biggest loser" approach and drop lots of weight suddenly. Slow and steady works much better.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Bruising: Bruising at the site of Insulin injection is quite common for persons with diabetes. It happens when you hit a small capillary blood vessel with the i... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
No: To diagnose osteogenesis imperfecta you need genetic testing of your dna which can be extracted from blood or a skin biopsy. A karyotype is useful for... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Yes: There is no reason that you cannot wear your pump throughout a heart catheterization procedure. Just make sure that the anesthesiologist is aware that... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
It depends: Just like most other aspects of diabetes management there is no "right" answer to this question. If you need additional flexibility in your Insulin do... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Put: Put your meters where you need them. For example, put one by your bed for bedtime checks.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Do: Do start on medication if your doctor recommends it.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
14 for breast dev.: Girls who have not started breast development by the age of 14 or have not had menstrual cycles by the age of 16 merit evaluation by an endocrinologis... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Make: Make a realistic goal and work toward it. Don't try to lose more than 1-2 pounds per week.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Not as an adult : Rickets by definition is a disease of growing bones. It can be accompanied by a condition known as osteomalacia which is a failure to normally mineral... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Make: Make care of diabetes a habit rather than a chore.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Know: Know your a1c, blood pressure, and cholesterol. And know what your target values are for each.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
No soy no iron: Although the packaging for levothyroxine says to take it on an empty stomach for many people its not possible to do that and take it consistently each... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Not very effective: Growth hormone has been tried for children with osteogenesis imperfecta. It can cause some minor increases in height and very small increases in bone ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
No known cause : The word idiopathic should only be used when the symptom or condition, in your case neuropathy, is not associated with a disease known to cause that s... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
1:15,000: Cah is found in 1 of every 15, 000 live births.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Yes : Pendred syndrome is a genetic disorder with what is known as autosomal recessive inheritance. In order to have the disease a person needs to inherit a... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Some are: Some of the leukodystrophies are inherited as x-linked diseases. These include the adenoleukodystrophies - women who carry the defective gene do not ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Prevention studies: There are several ongoing prevention studies for type 1 diabetes. If you have a family member with type 1, you can look for information about open pre... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
See a doctor now: Anyone with type 1 diabetes even considering getting pregnant should see a physician as soon as possible. It is critical that you get your blood sugar... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Yes: But it is generally not safe to this that much weight unless done very gradually and under the supervision of a healthcare professional. In general ex... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Yes: The pain medicine in nyquil is tylenol (acetaminophen). Depending in the type of nyquil the other medicine in it is a decongestant and/or a cough supp... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Yes: I am assuming you need to lose some weight... If so you can do a weight-watchers diet with type 1 diabetes. Just make sure you talk to your doctor and... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Not likely possible: If you have finished your pubertal development you have likely reached your adult height. Most people finish the vast majority of their linear growth... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
2 in after periods: Most girls will grow about 2 inches after the start of their periods. This is usually around the age of 14 1/2 to 15. At 27 you should have finished... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Depends on you: Taking Insulin by injection or by pump are both good options. There are very many well-controlled people with diabetes who do each. The primary questi... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Rickets can be cured: Nutritional rickets whether due to calcium, phosphate, or vitamin d deficiency can be cured by giving back what is missing of those 3. Resolving the ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Not available : Desensitization is done currently only in a research setting and not available for most children with allergies. Trials are generally reserved for chi... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Many things: You are more likely to fracture if you have a family history of fracture, have ever fractured before, are caucasian, smoke, are female, have low calci... Read More

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Jul 5, 2013
Dr. DiMeglio provides helpful explanations about complicated topics on HealthTap. Her answers are a great service to her patients and colleagues alike!
Mar 3, 2013
Very sensible and intelligent answers to questions. I would consider her a trusted source of information.
I highly recommend Dr. Dimeglio. She is a leader in the field and a kind, caring physician.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago IL

Awards

Top Doctor, Indianapolis Monthly Magazine
Top Doctor, Third Place, Indianapolis, IN - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Indianapolis, IN - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Iu health methodist hospital
Iu health university hospital
Wishard health services
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