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At UT Southwestern Medical Center, we provide our nationally recognized pediatric endocrinology services at Children's Health. Working together, our team provides comprehensive and compassionate care for all pediatric endocrinology patients.
U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital 2021-2022 list ranks our pediatric diabetes and endocrinology program No. 22 in the nation.
Treating Children with Personalized and Empathetic Care
The presence of too many or too few hormones throughout the body can cause various endocrine disorders. Diabetes is a commonly known endocrine disorder, but there are many others.
Although many endocrine disorders that affect adults can also affect children, the disorders can sometimes produce different symptoms in children. It’s important for pediatric patients to be followed by a care team that specializes in treating endocrine disorders in childhood.
Each year, we diagnose and treat 250 to 275 new diabetic patients, and have approximately 18,000 outpatient clinic visits for diabetes and other endocrine-related conditions. Our personalized care has been recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s list of the “Best Children’s Hospitals - Diabetes and Endocrinology.
Conditions We Treat
Our Children's Endocrinology Center is a full-service outpatient facility that offers state-of-the-art diagnosis, treatment, and management of endocrine disorders.
We offer treatment for:
- Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes
- Growth and puberty issues
- Disorders of calcium metabolism, including rickets (a softening and weakening of the bones)
- Thyroid conditions
- Adrenal disorders
- Pituitary disorders
- Lipid (cholesterol) disorders
- Other endocrine-based conditions
Our specialized clinical staff includes board-certified pediatric endocrinologists, advanced-practice nurses, certified diabetes educators, registered nurses, registered/licensed dietitians, social workers, and pharmacists.
Our GENder, Education and Care Interdisciplinary Support (GENECIS) program is the largest multidisciplinary program in the Southwest to provide mental health support and endocrine care to gender diverse youth.
Learn more about the Children’s Endocrinology Center and the care we provide.
Our physicians and scientists are actively engaged in research and innovation. Current clinical trials focus on a number of critical areas in pediatric health, expanding treatment options, and redefining what is possible in pediatric medicine.