Endocrinology and Diabetes Program

The Diabetes Program at Children's Wisconsin is one of the largest in the country, serving more than 1,700 children with type 1 (juvenile) and type 2 diabetes and their families.

Children's Wisconsin Pediatric Endocrinology Program provides care for children and teens with diseases of the endocrine system, such as complications of puberty, growth and glandular disorders. We provide the best possible treatment for your child while helping you to prepare for your child's ongoing disease management.


Endocrine conditions

Pediatric endocrine conditions deal with hormone-related disorders in children and adolescents. Conditions most often seen include diabetes (see the diabetes overview), evaluation for short stature, metabolic disorders, thyroid disease, pituitary deficiencies and overproduction, calcium/ parathyroid problems, early or late puberty, adrenal disorders and other rarer conditions.

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Endocrine specialty programs

Along with caring for children with general endocrine conditions, we offer endocrine specialty programs for conditions that require a multidisciplinary approach to care.

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Diabetes overview

We care for multiple types of diabetes, including type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, drug or chemical-induced diabetes, maturity-onset diabetes of the young, cystic fibrosis-related diabetes and prediabetes. We also see kids with positive diabetes autoantibodies and can help you and your family decide which treatment option is best for you if your child has two or more positive antibodies.

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Diabetes care management

We have resources available to help guide your child’s care. Please visit our webpages to find information on sick day guidelines, what to do for scheduled surgeries/procedures, diabetes technology, educational videos, school resources, clinical trials, diabetes camps and diabetes apps.

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Top hospital

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the Endocrinology and Diabetes Program at Children's Wisconsin among the top endocrine programs in the nation.US News ranking hospitals best in nation

Individualized care

Children's Wisconsin offers a complete approach to treating disorders of the endocrine system, understanding that every child living with an endocrine disorder is unique. Our caring staff works with you to deliver personalized treatment plans that grow and adapt with your child.

Leaders in endocrinology

We work with primary care providers, specialists inside and outside of Children's Wisconsin, and families to provide the best care for your child.