Barbara Bush Children's Hospital

Pediatric Endocrinology | Diabetes Care

MaineHealth Pediatric Specialty Care Portland leads 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, registered nurses, diabetes educators and social workers. Together, we work with patients, families and referring providers to create individualized treatment plans.

Quality care for pediatric endocrine disorders

We use advanced diagnostic technology to accurately identify endocrine disorders and novel treatments through our participation in TrialNet, an international network of leading academic institutions, endocrinologists, physicians, scientists and health care teams at the forefront of type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. 

Recognized American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition Program (ERP)

Our approach to patient care emphasizes self-management through education and family involvement. Our practice has earned recognition by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition Program (ERP). 

More about our services

Our team provides the highest-quality care for diabetes and other endocrine disorders such as:

  • 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

Our advanced diagnostic services include:

  • Blood testing
  • Stimulation and/or suppression testing
  • Bone age assessment
  • Genetic testing
  • Nutritional assessment
  • Diagnostic imaging, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

We provide a full range of endocrinology services designed especially for kids:

  • Individualized diabetes education and disease management
  • Inpatient/outpatient pediatric and adolescent diabetes care
  • Newborn endocrine screening
  • Drug therapy
  • Gender counseling
  • Hormone therapy
  • Insulin pump therapy
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Surgery