Pediatric endocrinologists treat children with disorders related to hormones and the endocrine system. We use a multidisciplinary approach to create a personalized care plan that fits your child. And our providers offer high-quality medicine that's close to home—so it’s easy for your child to get the treatment they need. Because at St. Luke’s, we believe that children deserve the best.
Our children’s endocrinology team has experience treating problems affecting growth, puberty, diabetes, and other disorders related to the endocrine system. Partnering with your child’s pediatrician, St. Luke’s Pediatric Endocrinology specialists can treat the following conditions–and more:
- Adolescent menstrual disorders
- Growth problems ("short stature")
- Other disorders of the pituitary, adrenal, or parathyroid glands
- Premature or delayed puberty
- Problems related to weight
- Thyroid disease
- Type 1 and type 2 diabetes
Pediatric Diabetes Education Center
Diabetes Resources and Support
At the St. Luke’s Pediatric Diabetes Education Center, our goal is to help you and your child learn to manage type 1 or type 2 diabetes with confidence. Our team of experts will partner with your family to provide advanced management options and encourage independence. We provide diabetes education materials as well as one-to-one personal training on diabetes management devices such as insulin pumps.
Finding out your child has diabetes can be scary, but we're hear to help you. Our pediatric endocrinologists work closely with our Pediatric Diabetes Education Center to provide comprehensive care and education to our patients and their families. Accredited by the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES), our Certified Diabetes Educators provide expert instruction and education about the tools and technology that help make living with diabetes easier such, meter instruction, injection training and insulin pump use. Our collaborative approach enables us to create comprehensive and customized management plans based on your child’s specific needs, condition and age, from infants to teens... all right here at St. Luke's.
Medical Nutrition Therapy
Our Registered Dietitians will help you learn about the importance of meal planning for children with diabetes, and how different nutrients in foods, such as carbohydrates and fats, can affect your child’s blood sugar levels. And we also provide education on carb counting so you can learn to read food labels and equate carb counts to varying units of insulin. We understand making healthy food choices can be challenging, we provide individualized nutrition education so whether you are planning for a young child, holiday meals or a teen in a college, we are here to help.
At St. Luke’s, you and your family are members of your child’s care team. That’s why we make receiving care easy and accessible. Our comprehensive care model includes several key features:
We offer endocrinology services at our Pediatric Specialty Center with ample on-site parking.
We provide translators (as needed) to ensure clear and comfortable communication.
Available provider support
MyChart–our electronic health record portal–provides access to your child’s care team to answer your questions or address non-emergent concerns, see test results, and more.