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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 2018-2019, 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 10,000 patients a year and over 1,500 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.

Inoel's Story

Inoel's Story

At 4-feet-six-inches tall and 135 pounds, Inoel Cruz looks like a large 10-year-old – except he’s only 6. Diagnosed at Valley Children’s with ROHHAD syndrome, Inoel’s rapid weight gain is key to this condition that currently affects merely 100 people worldwide. “We’re glad to know what he has but it’s also scary,” said Aileen Cruz, Inoel’s mom, noting there’s no cure. “Now it’s a matter of monitoring him closely and managing his symptoms for him to have a normal life.”

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Meet Our Team

Valley Children's board-certified and fellowship-trained team of pediatric subspecialists works together in a multidisciplinary approach to improve care for our young patients.