Pediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology

Trust your child’s care to our pediatric endocrinologist in Duluth, Minnesota. You can rely on our specialist to create a care plan that supports your child’s health, growth, and well-being.

What's a Pediatric Endocrinologist?

A pediatric endocrinologist is a pediatrician who has advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of children with diseases of the endocrine system, such as diabetes.

What’s the Endocrine System?

The endocrine system is the collection of glands that produce hormones. Hormones affect many functions of your child’s body, such as:

  • Growth and development
  • Metabolism – The body’s process of using food to grow, heal, and make energy
  • Mood
  • Puberty and sexual development
  • Sleep

When to See a Pediatric Endocrinologist

Talk to your child’s primary care doctor if they show signs of an endocrine disorder. These symptoms can include:

  • Changes in appetite
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Frequent urination
  • Puberty that happens earlier or later than expected
  • Sweating
  • Tiredness
  • Vision changes, like blurred vision
  • Weight gain or loss

Conditions Treated

See the full list of conditions we treat, and select a condition to find providers and locations near you.

Conditions

Diabetes Education

Look to our Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs) to help you and your child learn how to effectively manage diabetes. Meet with our diabetes educators to learn skills such as:

  • Testing blood glucose levels
  • Giving insulin injections
  • Using an insulin pump
  • Counting carbohydrates and making good dietary choices
  • Incorporating physical activity to help control diabetes

As your child approaches adolescence, partner with us to help your teen learn how to take more responsibility for self-managing their condition.

Team-Based Care

Count on a team of professionals with decades of experience to work together and deliver the best possible care. Depending on your child’s condition, their health care team may include:

  • Your child's primary care provider
  • Pediatric endocrinologists
  • Nurse practitioners - Advanced practice registered nurses who have specialized training in endocrine disorders
  • Physician assistants - Licensed health professionals who have specialized training in endocrine disorders

Ask for a Referral

You’ll need a referral from your child's primary care provider for this service.