Endocrinology & Diabetes
The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital leads northern New England in care for endocrine disorders and diabetes in children, adolescents and young adults. Our program is the only pediatric American Diabetes Association Educational Recognized Program in Maine. We have access to advanced diagnostic technology to accurately identify endocrine disorders.
Our approach to patient care emphasizes self-management through education and family involvement, and we provide a comprehensive spectrum of services that rivals that of any other major medical center in the nation. We have access to novel treatments through our participation in TrialNet, a national network of 18 clinical centers dedicated to the study, prevention and early treatment of type 1 diabetes.
Our team is made up of Board certified pediatric endocrinologists, nurse practitioners, registered dietitians, and registered nurses. U.S. News & World Report has ranked BBCH at Maine Medical Center among the top hospitals in the country for Pediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology care in the new 2014-15 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.
BBCH is home to the Gender Clinic, the only of its kind in Northern New England, specializing in the care of gender non-conforming and transgender youth, adolescents and their families.
Conditions, Diagnosis & Treatment
Learn more about conditions we treat, diagnosis and treatment options we offer.
- Adrenal diseases
- Calcium and phosphorus metabolism disorders
- Diabetes, including type 1 and type 2
- Growth and pituitary gland disorders
- Irregular periods and excessive production of male hormones (androgens) in females
- Metabolic bone disease
- Obesity and insulin resistance
- Puberty disorders
- Thyroid diseases
- Blood testing
- Stimulation and/or suppression testing
- Bone age assessment
- Genetic testing
- Nutritional assessment
- Complete diagnostic imaging modalities, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
At BBCH, we provide a full range of services designed and administered especially for kids’ special needs related to growth and development. Therapeutic options include:
- Drug therapy
- Hormone therapy
- Insulin pump therapy
- Nutritional counseling