Endocrinology & Diabetes
Our program is also nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best pediatric diabetes and endocrinology programs.best pediatric diabetes and endocrinology programs.
The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, offers a complete array of diagnostic, treatment and consulting services for infants, children and adolescents with endocrine disorders. The division evaluates and treats all types of endocrine disorders, including diabetes, growth, abnormal pituitary, sexual development (puberty), and thyroid disorders. The division is committed to meeting the needs of the children and their families through a multidisciplinary medical approach to pediatric endocrinology that has helped children from around the world.
The Pediatric Diabetes Treatment Center at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, consists of board certified pediatric endocrinologists and a multi-specialty trained pediatric staff (certified diabetes nurse educator, registered dietician, child life specialist, pharmacist, social worker and psychologist). Together they treat diabetes in children with a tailored program that fits the needs of the child and family, and promotes the outcomes desired of the medical team. The division is supported by a full-service on site laboratory and outpatient center for your convenience. The division sponsors a Diabetes Summer Camp for children with diabetes.
Diabetes affects 123,000 children or one in 500 in the United States. The Pediatric Diabetes Treatment Center at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, treats 100 new children annually on an inpatient basis and treats several hundred children in our outpatient center. Due to the complexity of diabetes in children, the child, family, and medical team create a plan for living, eating, learning, exercising, and playing that promotes wellness, monitors the disease, and provides support. Each child is treated individually and personally. Many of our staff members are bilingual and ready to assist patients and their families at all times.