Endocrinology and Diabetes Clinical Services

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Endocrinology and Diabetes Clinical Services

The Endocrine and Diabetes Clinics provide specialized pediatric care to any patient up to and including college age. Our philosophy of care emphasizes self-management through education. 

Our patients are served based on two primary diagnostic groups:

Diabetes

We treat patients with juvenile or type 2 diabetes and focus on the self-care skills necessary to maintain blood glucose control and promote normal growth and development. We monitor each patient's progress through regular clinic visits every three to four months. Learn more about our diabetes team.

Endocrine

Our team provides treatment for patients with disorders of the endocrine system. Patients are followed on a regular basis from infancy through adolescence and into young adulthood.

Services Provided

  • Diagnosis
  • Laboratory testing and stimulation tests
  • Medication management
  • Patient education and self-management training
  • Clinical research

Commonly Treated Conditions

  • Diabetes: 
  • Growth disorders
  • Consequences of obesity:
    • Metabolic syndrome
    • Polycystic ovary disease
    • Impaired glucose tolerance
  • Congenital and acquired thyroid conditions
  • Precocious and delayed puberty disorders
  • Hyperactive and hypoactive adrenal conditions
  • Disorders of calcium and vitamin D
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Disorders of sexual development
  • Endocrine disorders:
    • Thyroid problems; Growth and development concerns
    • Obesity and excessive thinness
    • Sexual development issues
    • Insulin resistance syndrome
Endocrine Disorders in Cancer Survivors Clinic

Endocrine Disorders in Cancer Survivors Clinic, along with the Survive and Thrive Clinic, provide multidisciplinary medical care for children facing these unique challenges. Find out more about our Endocrine Disorders in Cancer Survivors Clinic.

22Q Deletion Syndrome Clinic

The Super Q Express 22Q Clinic provides children and their families' access to a team of expert clinicians who understand the special needs of patients with 22Q deletion syndrome.  

Cystic Fibrosis/Endocrine Clinic

The Cystic Fibrosis/Endocrine Clinic takes a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to endocrine-related disorders associated with cystic fibrosis. This includes children with cystic fibrosis who may have abnormal blood sugar, growth failure or delay in puberty. Find out more about our Cystic Fibrosis/Endocrine Clinic.

GUIDE Clinic

The GUIDE (Gynecology/Genetics, Urology, Integrated Development and Endocrine) Clinic is a multispecialty team that treats infants, children, adolescents and young adults with disorders of sexual differentiation. Find out more about the GUIDE Clinic.

Thyroid Nodule Clinic

We provide comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer in children in the Thyroid Nodule Clinic.

Great Heights Clinic (Turner Syndrome Clinic)

With more than 70 children currently being followed, Children's Mercy has one of the largest Turner Syndrome programs in the country. Find out more about our Turner Syndrome Clinic.

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