Endocrinology and Diabetes Services
Ranked one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals in Endocrinology and Diabetes by U.S. News & World Report in 2017-2018, Valley Children’s provides expert diagnosis and management of endocrine and diabetic disorders in infants, children and adolescents.
The Endocrinology and Diabetes department at Valley Children’s provides expert diagnosis and management of endocrine and diabetic disorders in infants, children and adolescents. We bring a complete multidisciplinary approach to patient care with experts on staff to serve a large population – approximately 11,000 patients a year and over 1,600 patients with diabetes a year. In addition to our board certified pediatric endocrinologists, the practice is staffed with certified diabetes educators, registered endocrinology nurses, social workers, board certified clinical psychologists and registered dietitians.
Along with providing excellent care, the diabetes team conducts various educational sessions on diabetes self-management with patients and families. The sessions consist of individualized education plans and resource materials that measure patient progress and take place in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.
Valley Children’s is certified by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for recognition in diabetes education. The American Diabetes Association is the largest and most widely known organization in the field of diabetes. The ADA Education Recognition distinguishes healthcare organizations that provide quality diabetes self-management education services.
Our team is also involved in ongoing research for diabetes and other rare endocrine disorders such as early puberty and thyroid disorders in newborns. Our patients have many opportunities to participate in our research through clinical trials and other studies.