What to expect at the clinic
The main goal of our program is to help children and families understand that with the right intervention and lifestyle changes, you can prevent—and in many cases, reverse—Type 2 Diabetes.
If you’re concerned about your child’s weight, the first step is to visit with your primary care provider. Your provider may refer your child to our clinic if your child’s Body Mass Index (BMI) is above the 85th percentile and they have abnormal laboratory results related to their blood sugar, lipids (fats), liver enzymes or cholesterol levels.
What do I need to bring?
In addition to your insurance information and photo ID, we recommend that you bring (or ask your provider to send) your child’s growth charts and laboratory tests for the following:
We may need to do further laboratory testing at your child’s initial visit.
Where do I go?
The endocrinology and diabetes clinics are located at Children’s Mercy Broadway. We’ll give you directions over the phone when we set up your appointment, and there is free parking next to the clinic building.