Diabetes & Endocrinology

For the past three years, diabetes and endocrinology at Connecticut Children's Medical Center has been named among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its "Best Children's Hospitals" annual rankings. Our highly skilled board certified pediatric endocrinologists provide world-class integrated health care to infants, children and teens with a broad range of endocrine diseases, metabolic abnormalities and hormone conditions. The Diagnostic Endocrine Testing Unit, located in the hospital's Infusion Center, provides pediatric patients with endocrine stimulation and suppression testing in a kid-friendly setting.

Connecticut Children's Medical Center has several specialized programs to evaluate, diagnose and treat children in a patient- and family-centered environment. Our endocrinology specialists handle more than 11,000 outpatient visits and treat more than 1,000 children affected by diabetes each year. Conditions we treat include:

  • Adrenal dysfunction
  • Calcium and bone metabolism abnormalities
  • Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes
  • Delayed or precocious puberty
  • Diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, monogenic , and other secondary forms of diabetes)
  • Sexual differentiation and gender identity disorders
  • Growth disorders (short stature)
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Lipid abnormalities
  • Menstrual irregularities (primary and secondary amenorrhea)
  • Obesity
  • Parathyroid disorders
  • Pituitary dysfunction
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Thyroid abnormalities
  • Turner syndrome