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Endocrinology and Diabetes

Endocrinology and Diabetes
The Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Children’s National Medical Center is the largest endocrinology program in the mid-Atlantic region. When you entrust your child’s care our specialists, you can be assured that leading experts in the field are helping your child.

The Importance of a Pediatric Expert

There is a reason that thousands of parents entrust their children to our care. Children’s pediatric endocrinologists have the expertise to recognize, diagnose, and treat these complex conditions. Our team also teaches you and your child how to manage chronic or long-term endocrine disorders, such as diabetes.

Conditions we treat include:
• Adrenal disorders
• All hormone disorders and diseases
• Diabetes mellitus, type 1 and type 2
• Short stature
• Precocious and delayed puberty
• Thyroid disorders

Division Specialists

Your child’s visit doesn’t end with the endocrinologist’s diagnosis and recommendation. The following specialists—all dedicated to caring for your child and helping you— make up our multidisciplinary team:
• Board-certified endocrinologists
• Pediatric diabetes specialists
• Registered nurses and nurse practitioners
• Certified diabetes educators
• Dietitian
• Psychology services
• Social work services

The Childhood and Adolescent Diabetes Program

The division’s diabetes program uses a team approach to provide comprehensive care to children and teens with type 1 or type 2 diabetes and to patients with cystic fibrosis-related diabetes.

The program focuses on education and teaching patients and their families how to cope with all aspects of diabetes and its management. The team includes diabetes nurse educators, a dietitian, clinical psychologists, and a nurse who specializes in training patients and families in insulin pump therapy.

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