Parents of infants, children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes) or type 2 diabetes can count on UMass Memorial Medical Center for support throughout diagnosis and treatment.
A Team Approach to Diabetes Care
You and your child have easy access to our full-service team, which includes pediatric endocrinologists, certified diabetes nurse educators, dieticians, social workers, child life specialists and psychologists. This team approach to care ensures that your family has the resources it needs to manage your child’s disease.
Plus, our pediatric endocrinologists are among the region's only physicians specially educated and trained in pediatric diabetes care, offering you and your child another level of comfort.
Pediatric Diabetes Services
Our Diabetes Center of Excellence provides care for children with diabetes, and our pediatric diabetes services are delivered through our Children's Medical Center. Our program is the only American Diabetes Association-approved program for children in Central Massachusetts.
Our services include:
- Telephone consultations regarding insulin management
- Round-the-clock coverage for medical emergencies for patients under our care
- School nurse program to coordinate care
Adolescents with type 1 diabetes can also take advantage of a special program to transfer their care from pediatric to adult providers.