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The Division of Endocrinology at DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan provides comprehensive care to children with endocrine problems and diabetes mellitus.
Specialized services offered to newborns and older children include growth hormone testing and treatment, outpatient education, regular follow-up phone calls and research studies. Children with congenital adrenal hyperplasia, hypopituitarism, short stature, thyroid and parathyroid problems, diabetes insipidus, precocious puberty and other endocrine problems are regularly followed up in clinic by the pediatric endocrinologist, a pediatric nurse practitioner, endocrine nurses and a dietitian.
The Diabetes Clinic treats the largest group of African-American children with Type I diabetes in the country. Utilizing a team approach, the service consists of evaluation from a physician, a pediatric nurse practitioner, a diabetes educator, a dietitian and a social worker. A state certified and American Diabetes Asociation (ADA) certified outpatient education program is also offered to help children and their families effectively manage a Type 1 diabetes diagnosis. The Division uses insulin pumps and CGM (continuous glucose monitoring) for patient care. A diabetes phone hour is available every weekday for insulin dose changes, prescription refills and other requests. Communication with families is offered via phone, fax and email for patient convenience.Outpatient education classes which meet the national standards for diabetes self-management education of the American Diabetes Association and the Michigan Department of Community Health are also conducted monthly. The doctors in the Division of Endocrinology also share their expertise throughout Michigan through the Wayne State University Morris J. Hood, Jr., Diabetes Center.
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