When your child has an endocrine disorder, it can affect every aspect of their life. Issues with growth, hormones, and the body’s regulatory functions can cause physical problems. They can also trigger changes in emotions and social interactions. At WVU Medicine Children’s, we know that caring for your child means more than just administering medical treatment. It means addressing every aspect of their well-being and helping them — and you — navigate the road ahead.
Our expert team of pediatric endocrinologists, nurses, psychologists, pediatric diabetes educators, and dietitians focuses on the unique needs of children and teenagers. We offer the most advanced treatments and give you the resources you need to help your child thrive and grow.
Conditions We Treat
When your child’s health is at stake, we understand that even common conditions require special care. We treat the full spectrum of endocrine diseases and disorders, including those affecting growth, puberty, hormones, and glands. These include:
- Adrenal gland disorders
- Bone and mineral disorders
- Childhood obesity
- Early or delayed puberty
- Enlarged thyroid gland (goiter)
- Growth problems, such as short stature
- Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
- Pituitary gland disorders
- Thyroid gland dysfunction
- Turner syndrome
Treatments and Services
As the only program of its kind in West Virginia, the pediatric endocrinology clinic at WVU Medicine Children’s delivers a unique approach to care. We equip children, teens, and their families with the tools they need to manage endocrine disorders at home and school. In addition to clinical care, we offer education, support, and resources, such as:
- Pediatric diabetes education and self-management training
- Growth hormone treatments, including insulin-like growth factor
- Hormone replacement therapy
- Insulin replacement therapy, including insulin pumps and continuous glucose sensors
- Lifestyle coaching for healthy exercise, sleep, and stress reduction habits
- Lupron injections for treatment of early puberty
- Medication to help regulate blood sugar
- Nutritional counseling for obesity and diabetes in children
Managing pediatric diabetes at school
If your child has diabetes, you want to know that he or she is getting the care they need while at school. The best way to achieve this goal is to educate your child, their teachers, and the school’s health staff about your child’s condition and how to manage it. The following steps can help guide you toward successful diabetes management at school.
Step 1. Contact the school nurse and schedule a meeting.
Step 2. Print and complete the forms below and bring them to the meeting with the school nurse.
- Diabetes School Orders Form (pdf)
- Diabetes School Orders Form – Instructions (pdf)
- Blood Sugar Chart (pdf)
Step 3. Discuss the following with the school nurse:
- Your thoughts on how to best manage your child’s diabetes at school
- Your approach to dosage changes between doctor’s appointments
- The best way to communicate dosage changes to the school nurse
- Any questions regarding the completed forms
Step 4. Please return the completed forms to us. Your child’s endocrinologist will review and sign the forms. You can bring the forms to your next visit or choose from any of the following delivery methods:
- Fax: (304) 974-3250
- Email: Visit MyWVUChart.com to send a note to your provider.
- Mail: WVU Medicine Pediatric Endocrinology | PO Box 9214 | Morgantown, WV 26506