Pediatric endocrinology

Combining care with a healthy lifestyle

We use a team approach to give you the information and support you need to help your child live a healthy life. Your child’s endocrinology care team partners with your child’s primary care doctor, psychologists and social workers to provide a treatment plan that’s just right for your child.
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Programs and research

Supportive care and specialty clinics

At UW Health, we provide the care and support you need to understand and manage your child’s endocrine condition.

Our specialty clinics include:

  • Pediatric Type 1 diabetes clinic
    We help children and families manage Type 1 diabetes and related conditions

  • Pediatric Type 2 diabetes clinic
    We work with children ages 5 to 18. We provide care for insulin resistance, prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes.

  • Pediatric and adolescent transgender clinic
    Our team cares for transgender and gender variant children and teens. 

  • Pediatric fitness clinic
    We teach children, teens and families how to make healthy lifestyle choices through mindful eating and exercise.

  • Pediatric preventive cardiology clinic
    We treat and manage children with abnormal cholesterol and other risk factors for early heart disease.

Improving endocrine care through research

UW Health endocrine doctors and scientists study endocrine tumors to improve care for you. We research new ways to manage and treat these conditions, including minimally invasive surgeries.

Conditions and treatments

Diagnosis, education and treatment

Your child’s care team takes the time to make the most precise diagnosis and develop a long-term treatment plan. Our doctors and nurses take detailed medical histories and perform preliminary physical exams.

We complete bloodwork, imaging and lab tests to make or confirm a diagnosis. We meet with your child and your family to share information. We teach you about your child’s condition and how it will impact their life.

Conditions we treat

  • Adrenal insufficiency

  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia

  • Cortisol excess

  • Delayed puberty

  • Early puberty

  • Short stature

  • Abnormal cholesterol

  • Excess belly fat

  • High blood pressure

  • High blood sugar

  • Klinefelter syndrome

  • Multiple endocrine neoplasias

  • Noonan syndrome

  • Pediatric polycystic ovarian syndrome 

  • Prader-Willi syndrome

  • Turner syndrome

  • Acquired hypothyroidism

  • Congenital hypothyroidism

  • Hyperthyroidism, including Grave’s disease

  • Thyroid nodules

Treatments for a healthy life

Your child’s care team creates a treatment plan just for your child. We ensure you and your family fully understand each part of the treatment plan.

  • Blood glucose monitoring

  • Diet planning

  • Exercise guidance

  • Genetic counseling

  • Hormone treatments, including:

    • Growth hormone therapy

    • Hormone replacement therapy

    • Insulin therapy

    • Sex hormone replacement therapy

    • Testosterone replacement therapy

  • Islet cell transplant

  • Medicines

  • Occupational therapy

  • Pancreas transplant

  • Physical therapy

  • Speech therapy

  • Surgery to remove tumors, nodules or glands

Locations

Diabetes and endocrinology locations

We offer specialized diabetes and endocrinology care at UW Health clinics in Madison and Wausau.

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  • American Family Children's Hospital - Pediatric Endocrinology
    • 1675 Highland Ave. / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-6420
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  • Aspirus Pediatrics Clinic - Pediatric Endocrinology
    • 2720 Plaza Dr., Suite 2200 / Wausau, WI
    • (715) 847-2311
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Our team

A team-based approach

The diabetes and endocrinology team at UW Health consists of experts in endocrinology, genetics, nutrition, psychology and social work. They all work together to provide the best possible care for your child.

Our providers

Patient resources

Education and information you can use

We provide access to education and information you can use to help your child live an active, healthy life.

Condition information

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