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Get endocrinology care for your child's diabetes

Our doctors at Ascension sites of care, provide personalized care for children and teens with diabetes and endocrine disorders.

Care for diabetes, endocrine and thyroid disorders

Is your child at risk for diabetes? Pediatric endocrinologists specialize in treatments for children with prediabetes, diabetes, or a hormone imbalance. These conditions affect metabolism, mood, sleep, blood pressure, and growth and development. Providing the right care for your child starts with doctors and care teams who listen to understand your concerns. Then, we work together with you to create a care plan that’s right for your child.

Advanced diagnostics and tests are used to identify your child’s condition and create a treatment plan that fits their needs. Our care teams include pediatric doctors, certified diabetes educators, nurses, and registered dietitians. Together, we work as part of an integrated, national network of pediatric specialists. This collaboration allows us to share best practices and offer your child advanced care options. Our care teams have experience working with children of all ages, delivering compassionate, personalized care in a child-friendly environment.

Types of endocrine disorders

Endocrinologists work with your child’s primary care doctor to treat a range of endocrine conditions, including:

  • Adrenal gland disorders (Addison’s disease, Cushing syndrome)
  • Bone disease
  • Diabetes (type 1 and type 2)
  • Growth disorders
  • Lipid disorders (high cholesterol and triglycerides)
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Prediabetes
  • Thyroid disease

Nutrition counseling and diabetes education

If you or your family have a history of diabetes, your child may be at higher risk for developing the condition. Our certified diabetes educators help you to understand your child’s symptoms and risk factors. We also provide you and your child with nutrition counseling to help you make healthier food choices -- including information about insulin production, insulin therapy and other diabetes medications. We work with you to create a plan to help your child live a healthy lifestyle.

Get a second opinion on your child's endocrine condition

We understand how important it is to choose the right doctor and treatment plan for your child. Getting a second opinion provides you with more information about your child’s condition and may increase your confidence in your child’s care plan. Ask if a virtual visit is an option for your child’s second opinion appointment.

If your child is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or call 911.

 

Choose Ascension for Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

Areas Of Care

Ascension has a compassionate, personalized approach to Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes.