We’re here to help if your child has diabetes, other endocrine conditions, or genetic variations in the X and Y chromosomes that affect development. We have the expertise required to manage your child’s condition, provide relief, and improve their quality of life.

Our pediatric endocrinologists and pediatric diabetes clinic bring together decades of experience and state-of-the-art diagnostic tools. Our team includes various specialists trained to intervene in childhood diabetes and manage it through young adulthood.

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Why Choose Us for Diabetes & Endocrine Condition Care

  • All the experts your child needs: Every aspect of your child’s care is considered and managed by a full team of specialists. Our team includes dedicated pediatric endocrinologists, dietitians, nurses, a patient care navigator, a social worker, and a psychologist.
  • Experience you can trust: We’ve been a trusted provider since the 1970s, offering our community quality care at a nationally recognized hospital.
  • Individualized treatment plan: Your child’s unique needs define their care, from the diagnostic tests they receive to the type and level of treatment. As your child’s needs change, we adjust their treatment plan to optimize care.

Conditions We Treat

  • Diabetes mellitus 
  • Diabetes - type 1 
  • Diabetes - type 2 
  • Hypoglycemia 
  • Obesity 
  • Growth problems 
  • Delayed puberty 
  • Thyroid conditions 
  • Turner syndrome (monosomy X) 

Services We Provide

  • Hormone stimulation testing
  • HbA1c and glucose testing
  • Easy blood glucose monitoring: We make it easy to report your child’s blood glucose (sugar levels) by phone or through the MyChart app.
  • Insulin pumps and pump management
  • Diabetes education classes for children and families
  • Diet and nutrition education: Our registered dietitian is available to address food-related questions as your family learns about the role nutrition plays in managing childhood diabetes.
  • Social and home life support: Our social worker is on hand to help your family work through any social or home life concerns surrounding your child’s condition.
  • Patient support services: Our helpful, supportive patient navigators assist with coordinating services. They may also provide you with forms, resources, or assistance with MyChart.
Eba Hathout
Eba Hathout
“As we have experienced in our 25 years of caring for children and adolescents with diabetes, we realize that comprehensive care to the child with diabetes cannot be provided by a single person or entity. It takes a village!”

Diabetes Symptoms

There are two types of diabetes: autoimmune disorder (type 1) diabetes and metabolic disorder (type 2) diabetes. Both types can require lifestyle changes and insulin injections as part of their management. For both types, the signs of diabetes include:

  • Abnormal thirst
  • Blurred vision
  • Extreme hunger but loss of weight
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Frequent urination
  • Irritability and mood changes
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Weakness and fatigue

Type 2 diabetes symptoms also include:

  • Skin infections
  • Poorly healing wounds
  • Tingling or loss of feeling in the hands or feet

The signs of diabetes can also look like other conditions or health problems. If you notice these symptoms in your child, request an evaluation from their primary care pediatrician. 

What to Expect

At your child’s first appointment, you will meet with a team of experts who understand the questions and concerns parents have when a child is diagnosed with diabetes. This appointment can last up to four hours in order for your child to get established with the team. After the first appointment, visit times tend to be much shorter.

If your child was previously diagnosed, their doctor most likely prescribed a glucose meter. Please bring that meter with you to the appointment so we can access the blood sugar log stored on it. We will also check your child’s hemoglobin A1C, which is the average blood sugar level over the past few months. This lab test is performed here in the clinic.

You will also meet with your child’s diabetes physician, as well as additional team members who are prepared to advise and support your family on the journey.

Take the Next Step

If your child has diabetes or another endocrine condition, don’t wait to get the care they need. Call 909-558-5138 to schedule an appointment or ask your primary care provider for a referral.

Referrals:: Learn how to refer a patient to our Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrine Center.