If your child is diagnosed with diabetes or another endocrine condition, you likely have many questions about how to help your child live life well.

At Arkansas Children’s, we provide comprehensive care for children with many endocrine disorders, including:

  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Pituitary conditions (Short stature)
  • Adrenal gland conditions

Our team includes highly trained doctors, specialty nurses and clinic nurses who are experts in caring for children with diabetes, complications of obesity and other rare endocrine conditions.

To provide the best care and treatment for children with endocrine conditions, our doctors and nurses spend a significant amount of face-to-face time with your child. In addition, our specialty nurses provide extensive, detailed education to you and your child to teach you how to live with and manage specific endocrine conditions.

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We treat many children with diabetes and other conditions related to endocrine issues, including common and rare diseases involving the thyroid, pituitary and adrenal glands. At Arkansas Children's, our pediatric endocrinology doctors are experts in diagnosing and treating these conditions. Our team provides the most advanced care. Many of our doctors, nurses and staff are actively involved in research to improve care outcomes and find new treatments that can help your child live a healthy life, especially for those with chronic conditions.

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The specialty doctors and nurses at Arkansas Children's are specifically trained to care for diabetes, obese and endocrine patients. We are experts at treating a wide range of pediatric diabetic and endocrine conditions. Nuestro equipo proporciona a su hijo los tratamientos más avanzados y está a su disposición para responder sus preguntas.

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At Arkansas Children’s, our experts will discuss treatment options with you and will work with you to develop the best care plan for your child.

Possible Treatments

  • Medication
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Growth Hormone Therapy
  • Actividad física
  • Asesoramiento
  • Cirugía

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When you and your child come to Arkansas Children's, we may perform some tests to help us make a diagnosis and begin the right treatment. Be sure to follow any instructions provided by your doctor or a member of our endocrinology team.

Some tests require your child to fast (no food or drink) before coming to the hospital, such as:

  • Growth Hormone Stimulation Test (AITT)
  • Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT)

Children coming to the Center for Obesity And its Consequences in Health (COACH) clinic may also need to fast for blood testing.

Your child may eat (no fasting required) before other tests, such as:

  • Low-dose adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) stimulation study
  • High-dose adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) stimulation study

Morgan Butler, who works as a diabetes educator for Arkansas Children's, shares what families should have in their kits and offerstips for talking to teachers and school nurses.

Your doctor may order a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test. We most often use MRI tests to evaluate children for:

  • Growth hormone deficiency
  • Central precocious puberty

Clinical Trials and Research

The pediatric endocrinology team at Arkansas Children's is actively involved in research to find the best treatments for diabetes and other pediatric endocrine conditions. Our doctors, nurses and other staff take part in local, national and global investigations of new and existing treatments. This means your child has access to the most advanced care available, including the chance to participate in clinical trials when appropriate.

We work with TrialNet, an international network of universities, medical centers and doctors, scientists and healthcare teams, to research and innovate ways to prevent Type 1 diabetes. TrialNet provides:

  • Risk screening for relatives of people with Type 1 diabetes
  • Clinical studies to preserve insulin production

Estudios patrocinados por la industria

Estudios iniciados por investigadores

Our doctors are preparing to launch multiple corporate studies that will expose our patients and families to more cutting-edge therapies. Incluyen:

  • Growth hormone studies. Michele Hutchison, M.D., is leading several studies related to growth hormone deficiency and using growth hormone to treat endocrine conditions. Several doctors are
  • Type 2 diabetes. Michele Hutchison, M.D., is leading several studies related to care and treatments for children with Type 2 diabetes.
  • Fatty liver disease. Emir Tas, M.D., has received funding through the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute to study the relationship of FG-21 and fatty liver disease. The goal is to find ways to more closely and accurately monitor the disease process. Fatty liver disease is very common and considered a significant issue given it may be the leading cause of cirrhosis by 2030.

Video: Back-to-school considerations for diabetes

Watch as Morgan Butler, a diabetes educator for Arkansas Children's, shares what families should have in their kits and offers tips for talking to teachers and school nurses. Watch Now
Use los recursos a continuación para ayudar a su hijo a tener una buena vida si padece de diabetes y enfermedades endocrinas pediátricas.

Video: Back-to-school considerations for diabetes

Watch as Morgan Butler, a diabetes educator for Arkansas Children's, shares what families should have in their kits and offers tips for talking to teachers and school nurses. Watch Now

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