Living well with diabetes
If your child is pre-diabetic, has Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, you can rely on our expert care.
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.
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
|Shannon Beasley, RN, BSN, PHN, CDE||Sees Patients At:|
University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital
|Melena Bellin, MD|
|Sees Patients At:|
Pediatric Specialty Care Discovery Clinic
|Antoinette Moran, MD|
|Sees Patients At:|
Pediatric Specialty Care Explorer Clinic
Locations by city:
|Specialty Clinic for Children - Burnsville|
303 E Nicollet Blvd, Suite 372
Burnsville, MN 55337
|Pediatric Specialty Care – Fairview Maple Grove Medical Center|
14500 99th Ave N
Maple Grove, MN 55369
|Pediatric Specialty Care Discovery Clinic|
2512 Building Third Floor 2512 S. Seventh St.
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Read how two families live with diabetes
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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