With obesity, diabetes and other endocrine disorders on the rise, we empower families to manage these conditions and let kids get back to being kids. Our staff of 16 physicians and five advanced practice nurses help thousands of kids every year. Diagnosis can mean big lifestyle changes, but our certified specialists are here to help.
Our staff includes seven CDEs within nursing, dietetics and pharmacy disciplines. A CDE is a credential conferred by the National Certification Board for Diabetes, and signifies competency in distinct and specialized knowledge, thereby promoting quality care for people with diabetes. The credential must be renewed every five years with specialized continuing education units or a board-certified exam.
We share step by step guidance, tips and strategies with parents in our Diabetes Education Program led by certified diabetes educators – experts when it comes to nutrition, medication and medical care. Our pediatric diabetes program, recognized by the American Diabetes Association for each of the past 10 years, provides an individualized self-management education program for patients and families.
Each year we help more than 2,000 kids work toward a healthy weight at our Center for Obesity and Its Consequences in Health clinic, the only comprehensive program for childhood obesity in North Texas.
Why Children’s Health℠?
- The employees and members of the medical staff have extensive experience with growth disorders, and participate in most major multicenter studies of growth hormone therapy.
- The physicians on the medical staff are known nationally for their research on disorders of hormone biosynthesis that affect sexual development and puberty.
- We have a close working relationship with the Texas Newborn Screening Program and routinely provide rapid evaluation and treatment to infants with thyroid and adrenal disorders detected by this program.
- The endocrinology department provides healthcare services to more than 2,000 children each year.