Among the top hospitals in the country for diabetes and endocrinology
Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital has been ranked among the best in the nation in seven pediatric subspecialties, including diabetes and endocrinology (#3). The results appeared in the 2012-13 edition of "Best Children's Hospitals," published online by U.S.News & World Report.
At Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, we rely on the expertise of many healthcare professionals to provide the best care possible to children and adolescents with acute and chronic endocrine and metabolic disorders. Patients are cared for by nationally recognized physicians, certified nurse practitioners, nurse educators, dietitians, social workers, and other caregivers, well-resourced in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes, growth problems, obesity or other defects of the endocrine system.
Our pediatric endocrinology and diabetes service provides treatment for many diseases including:
Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
As renowned leaders in clinical and research accomplishments in type 1 and type 2 diabetes, the pediatric endocrine team is the region's leader in diagnosing and treating children with diabetes. Our physicians, nurse practitioners, dietitians, psychologist and social worker in the type 1 diabetes program have set a standard of care that is unmatched elsewhere in the country. Our multidisciplinary team of clinicians who care for children and adolescents with type 2 diabetes and other complications of childhood obesity, provide a range of services that includes one-on-one lifestyle counseling and a novel life-style intervention program (Bright Bodies Program).
Patients diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes are routinely admitted to Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital for initial evaluation and treatment. During these short, 1- to 2-day hospitalizations, families are assisted in coping with the psychological stress of the diagnosis, as well as learning basic diabetes management skills.
The pediatric endocrine team participates in research protocols that have focused on better care of diabetes in children and adolescents. Additional research projects are conducted in collaboration with basic researchers and are aimed at understanding the causes of autoimmune (juvenile) diabetes and the development of interventions to prevent diabetes. By employing state-of-the-art diabetes technology and a multi-disciplinary approach to diabetes management, the pediatric diabetes program at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital has set a national standard for the percentage of patients who have achieved target blood glucose and hemoglobin A1c levels, resulting in the prevention of early diabetic eye disease in our patients.
The Pediatric Thyroid Center is exclusively dedicated to the care of children with a broad range of thyroid conditions. These conditions include congenital hypothyroidism, Graves' disease, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, thyroid nodules, MEN syndromes and thyroid cancer. Team members include pediatric endocrinologists, surgeons, pathologists and radiologists.
Obesity and Weight Management in Children
The Pediatric Endocrine Program incorporates a varied approach to addressing childhood obesity through prevention, education and understanding its causes. A teen weight management program that includes counseling, healthy lifestyle recommendations, nutrition and cognitive therapy is led by experts in their respective fields.
Metabolic Bone Disease
Disorders of bone and mineral metabolism in children are cared for in a multidisciplinary metabolic bone center that offers coordinated services of endocrinology, radiology, physical therapy, pediatric orthopedics and pediatric surgery. Learn more
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
The Adolescent Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Program takes a multi-disciplinary approach to managing the most common hormonal disorder in women of childbearing age—a condition that puts them at greater risk for high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, endometrial hyperplasia and infertility as they age. Learn more