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Pediatric endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism

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Endocrine disorders occur when your child’s hormone system isn’t functioning as expected. We’re here every step of the way to support you and your child. Our Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism is the region's most comprehensive program for children with diabetes and other endocrine disorders.  

Our multidisciplinary team of endocrinology experts cares for your entire child – not just their illness. Treatment plans are tailored to each individual child and often include medical care, clinical research trials, medical nutrition therapy, education, psychological support and even support groups – all in one location.

Why choose CHoR's endocrinology team 

  • We specialize in type 1 and type 2 diabetes and are an American Diabetes Association designated diabetes education program
  • We diagnose and manage all endocrine disorders – from the simple to the complex.
  • Our Healthy Lifestyle Center offers comprehensive weight management services – from nutrition  and exercise programs to psychological support and adolescent weight loss surgery.
  • We offer a unique, family-based lifestyle intervention program for teens ages 12 to 16 years. The TEENS program is free and funded by the National Institutes of Health.
  • We're proud members of the Child and Adolescent Thyroid Consortium, joining pediatric thyroid centers across the US to improve the care for children and adolescents with thyroid disease, including thyroid hormone resistance syndromes, autoimmune thyroid disease, thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer.  

Diabetes and related endocrine conditions we treat

We provide complete care for all endocrine disorders, including:

  • Abnormal glucose tolerance
  • Acanthosis nigricans, a thickening and darkening of the skin
  • Elevated cholesterol or triglyceride levels
  • Hypoglycemia, caused by low levels of blood sugar
  • Metabolic syndrome, co-existing conditions that can increase risks of other complications, including diabetes
  • Overweight/obesity
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome, a hormonal disorder
  • Type 1 diabetes (insulin dependent)
  • Type 2 diabetes (non-insulin dependent)
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Endocrine tumors, polyglandular autoimmune syndromes
  • Growth disorders: Turner syndrome
  • Hyperlipidemia, a genetic disorder that leads to high levels of lipids in the blood
  • Hypertension
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Pituitary abnormalities, tumors
  • Puberty disorders
  • Sexual differentiation disorders
  • Thyroid disorders: hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroid nodules and cancers
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Turner syndrome
  • Vitamin D deficiency, rickets

Diabetes and endocrine disorder management

Services for children with diabetes include:

  • Clinical research trials
  • Computerized pump and meter data downloads and interpretation
  • Continuous glucose monitoring systems
  • Health education
  • Insulin pumps
  • Medical nutrition therapy
  • Point-of-care testing for hemoglobin A1C
  • Psychological support
  • Support groups and classes
  • Type 1 diabetes research programs
  • Type 2 diabetes clinical trials

Diabetes prevention and healthy lifestyle management services include:

  • Basal metabolic rate measurement
  • Weight management
  • Individual and group nutrition counseling
  • Medical screenings
  • Motivational psychology
  • Nutrition evaluation
  • Psychological inventories
  • Self-paced computer learning
  • Support groups and group classes
  • TEENS program
  • TEENS Strive
  • TrialNet diabetes prevention trials

Learn more about diabetes education at CHoR

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Patient resources

Patient resources

Diabetes handbook

Our diabetes team is here to help guide you as you become comfortable learning more about your child’s diabetes and how to manage it. This educational resource will help you navigate a new diagnosis and become a pro at carb counting, insulin dosing and more.

Download my diabetes handbook
Expert care, in your home

Expert care, in your home

Schedule a telehealth appointment from the comfort of your home. Our virtual visits offer safe and convenient options for you and your child.

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Meet the team

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Bryce Nelson, MD, PhD
Bryce Nelson MD, PhD Endocrinology and metabolism Read more
Melanie Bean, PhD, LCP
Melanie Bean PhD, LCP Endocrinology and metabolism
Weight management
Adolescent bariatric surgery
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Suzanne Bona, BSN, RN, CPN, CDE
Suzanne Bona BSN, RN, CPN, CDE Endocrinology and metabolism Read more
Laura Caccavale, PhD, LCP
Laura Caccavale PhD, LCP Endocrinology and metabolism
Weight management
Adolescent bariatric surgery
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Anshu Gupta, MBBS, MS
Anshu Gupta MBBS, MS Endocrinology and metabolism Read more
Shannon S Hagan, MSN, FNP-BC
Shannon Hagan MSN, FNP-BC Endocrinology and metabolism Read more
Sarah G Hensley, MD
Sarah Hensley MD Endocrinology and metabolism
Thyroid cancer
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Stephanie Joyce, PA
Stephanie Joyce PA Endocrinology and metabolism
Weight management
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Trang N Le, MD
Trang Le MD Endocrinology and metabolism Read more
Kanhere Mansi Mukund, MD
Kanhere Mansi Mukund MD Endocrinology and metabolism Read more
Apoorva Ravindranath Waikar, MBBS
Apoorva Ravindranath Waikar MBBS Endocrinology and metabolism Read more
Mareen Thomas, MD
Mareen Thomas MD Endocrinology and metabolism Read more
Jessica Wester, MSN, CPNP
Jessica Wester MSN, CPNP Endocrinology and metabolism Read more
Edmond P Wickham, MD, FAAP
Edmond Wickham MD, FAAP Endocrinology and metabolism
Weight management
Adolescent bariatric surgery
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