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Pediatrics specialties

Endocrinology and metabolism

diabetes The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism manages the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, the region’s most comprehensive program for children with diabetes and other endocrine disorders. The new center offers medical care, clinical trials, medical nutrition therapy, psychological support, education and support groups all in one convenient location.

Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

The center is divided into two areas of clinical expertise: diabetes and related disorders, and endocrine disorders

Diabetes and related disorders

The center provides comprehensive care for children with:

  • Type 1 diabetes (insulin-dependent)
  • Type 2 diabetes (non-insulin dependent)
  • Abnormal glucose tolerance
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Acanthosis nigricans
  • Obesity
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Elevated cholesterol or triglyceride levels

Diabetes management

The center provides comprehensive care for children with all forms of diabetes. Services include:

  • American Diabetes Association (ADA)-recognized diabetes education program
  • Clinical trials
  • Computerized pump and meter data downloads and interpretation
  • Continuous glucose monitoring systems
  • Health education
  • Insulin pumps
  • Medical nutrition therapy (to treat diabetes, hyperlipidemia, obesity, failure to thrive)
  • Point-of-care testing for hemoglobin A1C
  • Psychological support
  • Support groups and group classes
  • Type 1 diabetes research programs
  • Type 2 diabetes clinical trials

Healthy lifestyle weight management and diabetes prevention

The center provides multidisciplinary healthy lifestyle management and diabetes prevention through:

  • Basal metabolic rate measurement
  • Individual and group nutrition counseling
  • Medical screenings
  • Motivational psychology
  • Nutrition evaluation
  • Psychological inventories
  • Self-paced computer learning
  • Support groups and group glasses
  • TEENS Weight Management Program referrals
  • TrialNet diabetes prevention trials

Endocrine disorders

The center provides diagnosis, treatment and management options for a full range of endocrine disorders including:

  • Adrenal disorders
  • Endocrine tumors and polyglandular autoimmune syndromes
  • Growth disorders: Turner syndrome
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Pituitary: abnormalities and tumors
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Puberty disorders
  • Sexual differentiation disorders
  • Thyroid disorders: hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroid nodules and cancers
  • Vitamin D deficiency and rickets

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Appointments and location

Appointments: (804) 828-CHOR (2467)

Services are provided at the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and the Children’s Pavilion, 4th Floor.

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