Juvenile Diabetes

University of Minnesota Physicians is at the forefront of leading-edge diabetes research, translating to exceptional patient care and outcomes. As one of the Best Children’s Hospitals in the country for diabetes and endocrinology, as recognized by U.S. News & World Report, the diabetes care team within the Juvenile Diabetes Program at University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital understands the unique needs of their patients and families. Patients are placed at the center of their care team and are given access to their own identified nurse educator and physician.


  • Recognized by U.S. News & World Report in 2009 as one of the Best Children’s Hospitals in the country for diabetes and endocrinology
  • World leaders in autoislet transplantation
  • Patients, family members, and health care providers can access a pediatric diabetes team member 24/7
  • Access to new ways to learn about diabetes and communicate with their care team via NetClinic
  • The diabetes care team consists of pediatric endocrinologists, nurse educators, dieticians and family psychologists
  • Managing care for approximately 350 pediatric patients with diabetes and their families
  • Providing point-of-care hemoglobin A1c measurement in clinic at the time of the visit
  • Staffed the American DiabetesAssociation Camp Needlepoint in Hudson, Wisconsin for children with diabetes since 1996



  • A leading clinical site for TrialNet, an international network of clinicians who are exploring ways to prevent, delay and reverse the progression of type 1 diabetes research — one of 14 U.S. centers
  • World leaders in the diabetes that occurs in patients with cystic fibrosis — defining the problem, uncovering the causes,  determining best treatments, sharing knowledge through national and international consensus conferences on treatment guidelines
  • Providing patients the opportunity to participate in research trials and learn about the latest research results 
  •  First academic medical center in the country to achieve The Joint Commission’s disease-specific care certification for advanced inpatient adult and pediatric diabetes care
  • Partner with St. Mary’s Duluth Clinic to provide outreach services for their patients


Central Scheduling: 612.672.7422

Provider Referrals: 612.672.7000

Administrative Offices: 612.884.0600

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