The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital
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Endocrinology & Diabetes Care

The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital and MMP Pediatric Specialty Care lead northern New England in care for endocrine disorders and diabetes in children, adolescents and young adults. Our expert team includes board-certified pediatric endocrinologists, nurse practitioners, registered dietitians and registered nurses. This is the only pediatric American Diabetes Association Educational Recognized program in Maine. 

Our team provides the highest-quality care for diabetes and other endocrine disorders, including growth, puberty, thyroid, adrenal, calcium and neuroendocrinology. Pediatric endocrinologists, diabetes educators, dietitians, and social workers work with every family to create a treatment plan designed for each patient's lifestyle.

Our approach to patient care emphasizes self-management through education and family involvement. We provide a comprehensive spectrum of services that rivals that of any other major medical center in the nation. We use advanced diagnostic technology to accurately identify endocrine disorders and 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.

More about our services

  • Adrenal diseases
  • Calcium and phosphorus metabolism disorders
  • Diabetes, including type 1 and type 2
  • Dyslipidemia
  • 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)

We provide a full range of services designed especially for kids’ special needs related to growth and development. Treatment options include:

  • Individualized diabetes education and disease management
  • MMC inpatient pediatric and adolescent diabetes
  • Endocrine newborn screening
  • Drug therapy
  • Gender counseling
  • Hormone therapy
  • Insulin pump therapy
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Surgery



There are many resources available for patients living with diabetes and other endocrine conditions. We’ve put together a list of the websites we’ve found to be the most helpful and reliable.