Connecticut Children's Blog
Connecticut Children's Blog provides important perspective on pediatric health from the same voices that care for our patients at Connecticut Children's Medical Center.
His mother didn’t share the pediatrician’s suspicions, but Jack Wright knew something was wrong. He could tell she had been crying when she had him pulled out of class to pick him up at school. They headed straight for the emergency department at Connecticut Children’s, where doctors confirmed he had Type 1 diabetes. “I thought […]
It was Easter weekend 2011, when, on a lark, Annie Cooper pricked her finger with her dad’s glucometer to test her blood sugar. It was sky high. A freshman in high school at the time, Annie remembers wondering if it was all the Easter candy that caused the spike. Her father, a Type 1 diabetic […]
Robert Parenteau hated the word “diabetes” and for a long time after being diagnosed with Type 1 at age 10, he was in denial about even having the disease. Worries about bulky equipment and a frightening appearance filled his head. “That will never be me”, he remembers thinking to himself. In middle school, things only […]
After 15 years and multiple misdiagnoses, Kelly Amato says her son finally found the right doctor and a medical “home” for his rare bone disorder at Connecticut Children’s. Families that have a child with a rare disease search endlessly for a doctor willing to take them in – a doctor willing to believe them and […]
In honor of Rare Disease Day—which raises awareness of rare diseases and their impact on patients and families—we sat down with pediatric endocrinologist and researcher Emily L. Germain-Lee, MD to discuss her advances in the treatment and research of rare bone and endocrine disorders. Dr. Germain-Lee is the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology […]
by Priya Phulwani, MD I am a pediatric endocrinologist with an interest in teens in transition, polycystic ovarian syndrome and gender dysphoria. Not surprisingly I was asked, “What do you make of this whole Caitlyn Jenner thing?” This made me reflect on my recent patients. An eighteen year who has not had a period in […]