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: Whether treating youth with juvenile diabetes or type 2 diabetes, our emphasis is on fostering the self-care skills necessary to maintain blood glucose control and promote normal growth and development. These children are routinely followed in clinic approximately every three to four months to ensure the physical, emotional and psychological health of each patient. Learn more about our diabetes team.
- Endocrine: Serves children with disorders of the endocrine system such as thyroid problems; growth and development; short stature; tall stature; obesity and excessive thinness; sexual development; insulin resistance syndrome; and a variety of other syndromes. Patients are followed on a regular basis from infancy through adolescence and into young adulthood.
Other services include:
- Laboratory testing and stimulation tests
- Medication management
- Patient education and self-management training
- Clinical research
Commonly Treated Diagnoses
- 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
- Disorders of sexual development
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.
Endocrine Bone Clinic
The Endocrine Bone Clinic is a comprehensive medical approach to endocrine-related bone heath concerns. This includes children with evidence of weak bones, those who have had multiple fractures or who have low bone mineral density, and children who are at risk for weak bones because of such factors as immobility, modified/restricted diets or chronic steroid use. Find out more about our Endocrine Bone Clinic.
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.
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.
Children's Mercy Endocrine Outreach services bring the quality and comprehensive medical care found in the Kansas City facilities to patients and families in surrounding communities. Find out more about our Outreach Clinics.