Pediatric endocrinology and diabetes care at Dell Children's
Pediatric endocrinologists at Dell Children’s Medical Center at Ascension Seton specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of endocrine disorders, such as diabetes and thyroid conditions, in children and teens. These conditions affect metabolism, mood, sleep, blood pressure, growth and development. If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, start by talking with your child’s pediatrician. Your pediatrician can refer you to the right pediatric specialist at Dell Children’s. And because we have locations throughout the Austin area, you don’t have to travel far to get the care your child needs.
Diagnosing and treating endocrine disorders
Your child’s first appointment starts with a conversation with a board-certified pediatric endocrinologist. We listen to understand your child and your concerns about your child’s health. Your child’s doctor may recommend tests to help diagnose your child’s condition. Most tests, such as blood and urine tests, are done in our office. We also provide growth hormone stimulation testing at Dell Children’s Medical Center.
Your child’s doctor takes the time to explain your child’s diagnosis and answer your questions. Then, we work with you to create a personalized care plan. Treatments may include oral medications or injections.
As your child’s needs change, so does our care. We provide ongoing care, education and management of endocrine disorders for children and teens until age 18.
At Dell Children’s, our specialists diagnose and care for:
- Adrenal disorders, including congenital adrenal hyperplasia
- Bone and calcium disorders
- Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2)
- Early or late puberty
- Growth disorders
- Hormone imbalance
- Lipid disorders (high cholesterol and triglycerides)
- Menstrual disorders
- Metabolic syndrome
- PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) in adolescence
- Pituitary disorders
- Thyroid disorders (hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism)
- Vitamin D deficiency
Advanced care for children with diabetes
At Dell Children’s, we provide emergency care and ongoing care management for children with diabetes. Our care team includes endocrinologists, certified diabetes educators and registered dietitians. We also keep your child’s pediatrician informed about your child’s diagnosis and care plan so your pediatrician stays a part of your child’s care team. We deliver a full range of care for children and teens with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, including diabetes education, nutrition counseling, insulin therapy, CGMs (continuous glucose monitors), and diabetes medications.
Nutritional counseling and diabetes education
Certified diabetes educators are part of your child’s care team and help your family navigate your child’s care. Our diabetes educators are experienced working with children and explain diabetes in a way children can understand. We help you and your child understand their symptoms, how to monitor their blood glucose (sugar) levels, how to administer insulin, how to manage medications, and more. And pediatric dietitians work with your child and family on how to make healthy nutrition choices for living with diabetes.
If your child is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or call 911.