Our pediatric endocrinology group provides state-of-the-art care for children with diabetes and endocrine disorders in Sacramento and throughout our children’s hospital’s 33 county catchment area. Our faculty are acknowledged as national and international experts in research related to diabetes and endocrine disorders and our training programs help to develop the next generation of highly skilled pediatric endocrinologists.
U.S. News & World Report recently ranked our pediatric diabetes and endocrinology specialty among the nation’s best for 2023–24.
Our pediatric endocrinology and diabetes faculty are nationally and internationally acknowledged for their research work. Highlights include innovative programs to expand the use of telemedicine and remote patient monitoring, and programs to optimize diabetes care by improving support for the family unit. Research from our faculty has also guided the development of international guidelines for treatment of diabetic ketoacidosis, a potentially life-threatening complication of diabetes.
Training the next generation of physicians to become compassionate providers of expert care is an important part of our mission. Faculty members are involved in medical student teaching and small group case-based learning, training of general pediatricians during residency, and training of future pediatric endocrinologists in our pediatric endocrinology fellowship. We also provide ongoing education for hospital nurses to ensure optimal inpatient care of children with diabetes.
Our pediatric diabetes clinic uses a team-based, multidisciplinary model to provide state-of-the-art care for children and teens with diabetes. Physicians work together with specialized nurses and dietitians as well as social workers and diabetes navigators to educate and support families caring for children with diabetes.
We have expertise in the care of a wide range of endocrine conditions including disorders of the thyroid, pituitary and adrenal glands, disorders of growth and puberty, obesity, metabolic bone disease, differences in sexual development, and disorders of glucose regulation.
Many children with rare disorders are cared for in our clinics, allowing these children access to highly specialized care and medical expertise.
For academic or faculty-related questions, e.g., information about our pediatric endocrinology fellowship or research activities, please call our academic office phone number.
For referring physicians, please call our patient referrals phone number to inquire about our diabetes and other endocrinology services.