Endocrinology & Diabetes Care

The Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes evaluates and treats children from birth to age 18 with all type of endocrine disorders including type 1 and type 2 diabetes, short stature and other growth disorders, early and delayed puberty, menstrual irregularities, and thyroid and adrenal disorders. A multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, nutritionists, and social workers provides family-focused care to patients with diabetes and other endocrine disorders. Because the diagnosis of a chronic disease affects both the child and their family—we believe it's important to care for the whole child, rather than simply treating a child’s illness. Whether that means counseling your family about healthy nutrition or devising treatment plans for diabetes or other endocrine disorders, our team of experts is here to help.

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Why Families Choose Us

Specialized Endocrine Diagnoses and Treatment Options

  • Pediatric specialists are an integral part of preventing endocrine dysfunction, as well as in counseling and screening individuals at risk for these diseases. That's why we evaluate, treat, and refer patients on a case-by-case basis.    
  • In addition to consultations, our services include endocrine/diabetes outpatient clinics, insulin pump consultations, and inpatient consultations. For your convenience, we also see patients at our specialty care offices in San Ramon, Greenbrae, and Walnut Creek.
  • The multidisciplinary care team is available 24-hours a day for urgent calls and advice.

Pediatric Diabetes Research, Screening, and Support

  • The Department of Endocrinology includes an active diabetes research and screening component. We look at entire families, making us better able to predict endocrine disorder development and start treatment early.
  • We provide preventive counseling to parents and patients with specific endocrine conditions. Our staff focuses attention on at-home and lifestyle changes as well as medical advances, allowing your child to remain active and healthy no matter what the diagnosis.
Referring Physicians: Obesity-Related Referral Guidelines

For obesity-related referrals, please use the following guide: Referral Guidelines for Obesity

We specialize in working with children with diabetes and their families. Our multidisciplinary team approach provides the educational, developmental and emotional support needed to manage diabetes. Our pediatric endocrinologists and certified diabetes educators develop a diabetes self-management plan to meet your individual needs, lifestyle, and preferences.

For Routine Calls—Speak with the Diabetes Educator

Phone:(510) 428-3885, ext. 5320#

  • Do not leave urgent calls on this voice mail
  • Your call will be returned within 3 business days.

Call the diabetes educator for:

  • Insulin dose adjustments
  • Prescription issues
  • School forms/issues
  • Insurance authorizations
  • Non-urgent questions

For Urgent Calls—Speak with the Endocrinologist

Phone: (510) 428-3654 (Choose option: 5#)

  • Do not leave urgent calls on this voice mail
  • If you reach voice mail, or if after hours/holiday/weekend, phone 510-428-3000 and ask to speak to the endocrinologist on call.

Call to speak with an endocrinologist if your child is:

  • Sick
  • Unable to eat or drink
  • Vomiting
  • Having severe low blood sugar, you cannot stabilize
  • In need of glucagon Urinating moderate to large ketones
  • Has been given the wrong insulin dose

For Emergencies—Call 911

If your child is unconscious, has a seizure, or is unresponsive:

  1. Test their blood sugar.
  2. If it is low, inject glucagon.
  3. Call 911.

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