Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes
When your child has an endocrine problem, growth problem, or diabetes, you want care from experts in these conditions.
Our team at Baystate Children’s Hospital includes board certified pediatric endocrinologists, pediatric weight management specialists, nurse practitioners, diabetes and endocrine nurse educators, registered dietitians, a child psychologist, and social workers.
Endocrine Conditions We Treat
We provide inpatient and outpatient diagnosis, treatment, education, and support for children with endocrine problems, including:
- Adrenal disorders – congenital adrenal hyperplasia, Addison’s disease
- Calcium and vitamin D metabolism
- Gender dysphoria
- Growth disorders
- Hypothalamic and pituitary dysfunction
- Metabolic bone disease
- Metabolic syndrome and lipid disorders
- Premature and delayed puberty
- Sexual differentiation disorders
- Thyroid dysfunction and thyroid nodules
Diabetes Care & Management
Our team also diagnoses and treats diabetes in children. When your child displays signs of diabetes, we confirm the condition and begin care right away. We provide intensive therapy on an outpatient basis whenever possible. We work closely with you and your child to prevent complications.
We offer comprehensive training to guide you in managing diabetes at home and school, with age-appropriate instructions for your child. Our diabetes treatment team includes pediatric endocrinologists, pediatric weight management specialists, nurse practitioners, diabetes and endocrine nurse educators, registered dietitians, and child psychologists. Because there is a strong link between Type 2 diabetes and obesity, we may recommend participation in our Pediatric Weight Management Program.