Diabetes and Endocrinology Specialties
When we think of hormones affecting our bodies, we usually think of teens and adults. But children also have a variety of hormones, released by their glands, that control things such as growth, weight, blood sugar levels, hypertension and even bone density. These hormones being out of balance can result in conditions such as diabetes, obesity and osteoporosis.
When your child's hormones are out of balance, come to Helen DeVos Children's Hospital. With the largest endocrinology program in Michigan, we are ready with the advanced diagnostics and treatments to help not only identify the source of your child's health issues but also help your child get back on track. Our team also works closely with other pediatric sub-specialties to provide comprehensive care.
Diabetes Care for Children
We take an aggressive medical and educational approach to helping children manage their diabetes so they can lead a normal life and stay out of the hospital. We provide extensive education for children and families by pediatric endocrinologists, nurse practitioners and certified diabetes educators. This includes nutrition counseling and training in self-management techniques. Our diabetes education program is accredited by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.
Our pediatric endocrinology team is proud to have the largest insulin pump program in the state. We actively participate in research and clinical trials, making them available to patients when appropriate. View our open pediatric endocrinology clinical trials.