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The Children's Endocrine and Diabetes Clinic strives to help children maintain optimal health. Although many endocrine-related conditions are not yet curable, properly managing the condition can reduce potential negative effects. We provide complete services for managing endocrine diseases and disorders including:

  • Specialized diagnostic procedures
  • Drug therapy
  • Conventional hormone therapy
  • Insulin pump therapy
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Referral for surgery

Focus on Diabetes

Our experienced team of specialists—which includes board-certified pediatric endocrinologists, nurse practitioners, dietitians, psychologists, and social workers help children and their families become empowered to manage their own diabetes care and as a result, avoid long- and short-term complications sometimes caused by the disease. By managing their diabetes, children can fully participate in all age-appropriate activities and achieve optimal physical, psychosocial, and emotional growth and development.

The Children's Endocrine and Diabetes Clinic offers the only multidisciplinary team of pediatric diabetes specialists in the Finger Lakes Region. Care is individualized and conforms to guidelines developed by the American Diabetes Association and other expert panels. Our center provides diagnosis, education, and initial and ongoing management of children with diabetes from infancy through late adolescence. Our goal is to keep children healthy and out of the hospital by teaching them and their families how to meet the challenges diabetes presents.

Education and management are individually tailored to the family's needs to help with:

  • Nutritional changes that occur at each stage of childhood and adolescence
  • Participation in competitive and recreational sports and activities
  • Unusual and flexible daily schedules
  • Age-appropriate self-management by the child or adolescent
  • Illness management
  • Insulin pump use

The Children's Endocrine and Diabetes Clinic team works with the child or adolescent, family and primary care provider to develop a successful diabetes management plan that includes:

  • Maintaining blood sugars in an appropriate target range
  • An individualized insulin regimen
  • Flexible meal planning utilizing the child's food preferences
  • Adjustment for anticipated exercise and activity
  • Social work assistance, including contact with the child's teachers and school nurse
  • Psychological evaluation and referral as needed