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Endocrinology/Diabetes

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The Endocrinology & Diabetes Program at Children’s Hospital is the main tertiary referral center for infants, children, and teens with diabetes and endocrine-related concerns in Southwestern Ontario. We have an inter-professional team trained to provide a full range of clinical services in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.

Our Endocrinology Program sees over 2700 patients annually for a wide variety of endocrine issues, including:

The Endocrinology program includes a satellite growth and endocrine clinic at Metropolitan Hospital in Windsor, Ontario.

Our Diabetes Program follows over 600 children and teens with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes mellitus, and we see about 80 new referrals for diabetes each year. We are based in London, Ontario but provide outreach clinics to Sarnia and Stratford, Ontario as well. Our program consists of a fully integrated inter-professional team including pediatric endocrinologists, CDE-certified nurses and dieticians, social workers, child psychologists, and child life specialists. We have an active insulin pump program and we offer patient and family educational workshops on a regular basis. We are also associated with Camp Discovery, a summer camp for children with Type 1 diabetes.

Our Diabetes program is a primary site for the JDRF Canadian Clinical Trials Network and we are currently involved in several studies including insulin pump and continuous sensor trials, transition to adult care, and research into the early signs of complications of Type 1 diabetes. Other areas of research include obesity and insulin resistance.

The Team:

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