Pediatric Diabetes Care Center
The Pediatric Diabetes Care Center at Valley Children’s provides expert diagnosis and management of infants, children and adolescents. Children who are inpatients at the Hospital can be referred to the practice for diabetes management. We bring a multidisciplinary approach to patient care; in addition to pediatric endocrinologists, the practice is staffed with certified diabetic educators, social workers, and dietitians. Nurses, nurse practitioners, and dietitians in the practice are Certified Diabetes Educators.
Along with providing excellent care, the Diabetes Team conducts four educational sessions on diabetes self-management with patients and families, and two additional advanced education sessions. The sessions consist of individualized education plans and resource materials that measure patient progress.
The Pediatric Diabetes Care Center at Valley Children’s was awarded the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition. 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.
Physician Referral Guidelines
Pediatric Endocrinology Referral Guidelines
International Society for Pediatric Adolescent Diabetes
American Diabetes Association Newsletter: “Diabetes Care”
National Diabetes Education Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Childhood Overweight and Obesity Information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Diabetes Data and Trends)
American Diabetes Association
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
Joslin Diabetes Center
Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes
ChooseMyPlate.gov: Nutrition Information
Helping Your Overweight Child - Weight-control Information Network
Emergency Treatment of Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)