Clinics for Children with Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders
From diagnosis and stimulation testing to patient education and self-management training, Children’s Mercy’s Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Clinics provide specialized care to children of all ages with endocrine disorders.
The Children's Mercy Diabetes Center provides comprehensive care for children with diabetes as well as support and resources for family members. We create treatment programs that empower patients to effectively self-manage their diabetes.
Gender Pathway Services clinic at Children's Mercy provides interdisciplinary, family-centered services for transgender, gender-variant, and gender-questioning patients. Our services are aimed at supporting the physical, mental and social health of patients and their families as they navigate the process of gender identity development.
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.
Endocrine Disorders in Cancer Survivors Clinic, along with the Survive and Thrive Clinic, provide multidisciplinary medical care for children facing these unique challenges.
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 22Q11.2 Deletion Syndrome.
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.
The Thyroid Nodule and Carcinoma Clinic at Children's Mercy provides comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer in children.
With more than 70 children currently being followed, Children's Mercy has one of the largest Turner Syndrome programs in the country.
Endocrine Outreach Clinics
Children's Mercy Endocrine Outreach services bring the quality and comprehensive medical care found in the Kansas City facilities to patients and family in neighboring and distant communities. From western Kansas to south central Missouri, our outreach team is composed of physicians, nurses, certified diabetic educators and nutritionist to provide the "Mercy" experience on the road. Clinics are scheduled as often as twice a month to quarterly based on the community's needs. Frequently treated diagnoses include:
- Diabetes mellitus type 1 and 2
- Short stature/growth failure
- Delayed or advanced pubertal development
- Bone strength and density
- Thyroid abnormalities
- Abnormal weight gain/insulin resistance
- Adrenal abnormalities
- Pituitary abnormalities