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Diabetes

Living well with diabetes

If your child is pre-diabetic, has Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, you can rely on our expert care.

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We also care for patients who have pre-diabetes/metabolic syndrome, pancreatitis-related diabetes and cystic fibrosis-related diabetes. To help manage the disease, our physicians may prescribe medications, conventional insulin therapy (injections) or insulin pumps.

Through our relationship with the University of Minnesota, your child will have access to the latest in research studies and investigational therapies. These become the newest treatments for diabetes. Our clinical investigators are part of TrialNet, a network established by the National Institutes of Health. Our network clinicians are exploring ways to prevent, delay and reverse the progression of Type 1 diabetes. We are also a center in the TD1 Exchange which is tracking the overall care of people with Type 1 diabetes in the United States.

Community support

As you may well know, diabetes is a manageable disease. The diabetes experts at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital provide the custom care needed to manage it well throughout a lifetime.

We offer a Weight Management Program for overweight or obese children with diabetes or pre-diabetes.
We also offer patients who have diabetes and their families the opportunity to join NetClinic, an online community that provides diabetes information and support. The site offers clinician discussion groups, patient and family video stories, and various interactive, educational tools.

The pediatric diabetes staff at University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital supports the American Diabetes Association (Minnesota) Camp Needlepoint every summer. The staff members regularly attend the camp, serving in a medical staff role. Camp Needlepoint caters specifically to kids who have Type 1 diabetes.

What to expect

At University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital, physicians, diabetes nurse educators, a dietitian and a psychologist use plain, everyday language to teach patients and their families about:

  • Diabetes self-management
  • Insulin management strategies
    • Insulin pumps
    • Continuous glucose monitoring sensors
    • Oral hypoglycemic agents
  • Additional hormonal therapies for associated endocrine disorders
  • Type 1 diabetes support groups for patients
  • Diet and nutrition for Type 1 diabetes and celiac disease

If you have questions, we want to make sure you have a relationship with someone who knows you and your history. Our nurse educators will learn about you and answer your family’s questions, by phone and email. Call 612-365-6777 for an appointment.

Meet your care providers

Diabetes Education

Pediatric Diabetes

Pediatric Psychology

Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.

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Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.

Read how two families live with diabetes

Meet Jane

Eusebio and Amda’s four children were born healthy and besides an occasional cold, were rarely sick. So when Jane developed a cold and a fever, and was not improving after two weeks, her parents began to worry. “We thought she might have a virus and that she should see a doctor,” says Eusebio. Read more

Meet Ian and Aidan

Brothers Aidan and Ian have a lot in common. As little kids age 4 and 2 ½, they loved playing with action figures and taking turns behind the wheel of their electric car. They both have blue eyes. They also have the same medical diagnosis —Type 1 diabetes and wear the same type of insulin pump to manage their conditions. Read more



 
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