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Our Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism is the region's most comprehensive program for children with diabetes and other endocrine disorders, which occur when your child’s hormone system doesn’t function as expected. Our multidisciplinary team of experts offers medical care, clinical research trials, medical nutrition therapy, psychological support, education and support groups – all in one location.

Diabetes and related disorders

The center provides complete care for children diagnosed with the following conditions:

  • 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
  • Obesity
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome, a hormonal disorder
  • Type 1 diabetes (insulin dependent)
  • Type 2 diabetes (non-insulin dependent)

Services for children with all forms of diabetes include:

  • American Diabetes Association-recognized diabetes education program
  • 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

To request a digital copy of our Diabetes Handbook for parents, email

Endocrine disorders

Our center provides diagnosis, treatment and management for all endocrine disorders, including:

  • 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
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Puberty disorders
  • Sexual differentiation disorders
  • Thyroid disorders: hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroid nodules and cancers
  • Vitamin D deficiency, rickets

Patient resources

Check out some suggested online resources and learn more.

Telehealth services

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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