Ask the Endo: Dr. Saleh Adi


Dr. Saleh Adi is here to take your questions.

Is it three months before your next Endo appointment and you have a burning question? Hop onto our Ask the Endo virtual session with Dr. Saleh Adi – semi-retired and former Director of the Madison Clinic for Pediatric Diabetes at UCSF Children’s Hospital, JDRF Bay Area Community Board Member, and co-founder of Tidepool. These sessions are free and open for adults and families living type 1 diabetes (T1D). They occur on zoom the third Tuesday of every month. Click here to register.

Whether you have a question about T1D technology, carb counting, or his personal favorite – how to make sense of your CGM data, Dr. Adi is available to help answer your questions. Meet the T1D community while you learn about the latest in research, technology, and resources. Stay on for a full hour of learning, or just jump on for a short time.

All Ages, All Stages of T1D

Ask the Endo occurs on zoom and is available from anywhere, for anyone who would like to join. We welcome parents and caregivers, as well as adults of all ages who live with T1D. We understand that the burden of T1D can feel overwhelming and confusing at times, no matter how long you have lived with it. This program aims to provide advice for concerns that occur between regular visits with your endocrinologist.

Amanda Gilchrist is the parent of a child with T1D. She zooms in every month from Boston. “Dr. Adi has an incredible wealth of knowledge and the way he explains T1D is so calm and reassuring. No matter the level of questions, from newly diagnosed to decades of T1D, he shares his knowledge in such a clear and accessible way,” she says, “I gain so much by listening to him as he answers my direct questions and the all questions from the attendees. JDRF and the Ask the Endo sessions with Dr. Adi offers such an incredible opportunity to those with T1D and their families.”

Learn on the Go

Dr. Adi says, “It is my honor and privilege to be able to provide the community the opportunity to ask questions directly and learn on the go. A keen understanding of how insulin works and how food and activity and many other factors affect blood glucose is absolutely key to manage diabetes and keep a practical approach and expectations. I’ve often said T1D is really managed by the patients and their parents, so the more they know the better ‘diabetologists’ they become.”

More about Dr. Saleh Adi

Dr. Saleh Adi is a well-known medical provider to many members of the San Francisco T1D Community, and serves as Co-Chair of Community Engagement on the JDRF Greater Bay Area Community Board. As a pediatric endocrinologist and diabetes specialist, he has provided comprehensive clinical care for children with T1D and their families and for children with other endocrine disorders in San Francisco for decades.

From 2007 until his recent retirement, he served as Director of the Madison Clinic for Pediatric Diabetes at UCSF Children’s Hospital and the UCSF Diabetes Center. During his time at UCSF, Dr. Adi wore many hats as he juggled multiple responsibilities in clinical, teaching, supervisory, and administrative roles. He had hands on involvement in the planning and development of the standards of care offered at the Madison Clinic. When the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital was built at Mission Bay, the final move to the new hospital was the culmination of many years of brainstorming and planning.

Prior to his work at UCSF, Dr. Adi was the Director of Pediatric Endocrinology at CPMC from October 2003 – 2007.

Click here to register for the next Ask the Endo session. We look forward to seeing you there!