Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

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University of Minnesota Physicians treat patients at the University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital, which is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best children’s hospitals in the nation for treating diabetes and endocrine disorders. Patients have access to leading-edge research studies and investigational therapies for diabetes, growth problems, delayed or early puberty, disorders of sexual development, calcium and bone disorders, thyroid and adrenal disease and other endocrine problems. Our clinical investigators are closely involved in research relating to special populations with endocrine disorders such as international adoptees, children who have had cancer treatment, and children with Fanconi’s anemia, fetal alcohol syndrome or storage diseases.

We are 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. Only 19 clinical centers in the world lead in this network. At University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital, our physicians work with diabetes nurse educators, a dietitian and a psychologist to teach patients and their families about diabetes, insulin management strategies and how to live well with diabetes. We offer patients who have diabetes and their families the opportunity to join NetClinic, an online community that provides diabetes information and support. The site has clinician discussion groups, patient and family video stories, and various interactive tools.


We provide specialty care for (but not limited to):

  • Adrenal disorders (congenital adrenal hyperplasia, adrenal insufficiency, Cushing’s syndrome)
  • Bone and mineral disorders (rickets, hypocalcemia, hypercalcemia)
  • Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes
  • Pituitary diseases (hypopituitarism, growth hormone deficiency, diabetes insipidus)
  • Pre-diabetes/metabolic syndrome
  • Puberty disorders (precocious and delayed puberty, irregular menstruation, polycystic ovarian syndrome)
  • Short stature
  • Thyroid dysfunction (hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism)
  • Turner syndrome
  • Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes


Central Scheduling: 612.672.7422

Provider Referrals: 612.672.7000

Administrative Offices: 612.884.0600

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