Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity

Arkansas Children's endocrinology team offers coordinated care for children with complex endocrine disorders, emphasizing empathy, education, and excellent clinical care.

If your child is diagnosed with diabetes or another endocrine condition, you likely have many questions about how to help your child live life well.

At Arkansas Children’s, we provide comprehensive care for children with many endocrine disorders, including:

  • Pediatric diabetes, type 1 and 2, and pre-diabetes
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Pituitary conditions (Short stature)
  • Adrenal gland conditions
  • Pediatric development (disorders of puberty)
  • Endocrine problems after treatment of cancer
  • Calcium disorders, including hypercalcemia, hypocalcemia, Vitamin D deficiency
  • Pediatric diabetes, type 1 and 2, and pre-diabetes

Nationally Ranked Pediatric Care

Best Children's Hospitals - U.S. News & World Report - Diabetes & Endocrinology - 2023-24

Arkansas Children's provides right-sized care for your child. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Arkansas Children's in seven specialties, including Diabetes and Endocrinology.

Our team includes highly trained doctors, specialty nurses and clinic nurses who are experts in caring for children with diabetes, complications of obesity and other rare endocrine conditions.

Our doctors and nurses spend significant face-to-face time with your child to provide the best care and treatment for children with endocrine conditions. In addition, our specialty nurses provide extensive, detailed education to you and your child to teach you how to live with and manage specific endocrine conditions.

By the Numbers

* "By the Numbers" data for January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022, in line with the last U.S. News and World Report Survey 

  • Thyroid Center performed 15 thyroid surgeries
  • 99% Type I and Type II primary diabetes patients over 11 years old have had a lipid profile within the past three years
  • 96% Type I and Type II primary diabetes care patients over 10 years of age had depression screens and were referred to mental health professionals where needed
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Patient Story: Luke and Jedidiah - Living with Growth Hormone Deficiency

When Luke and Jedidiah's parents noticed the boys were not growing as quickly as they should, they turned to the Endocrinology Department at Arkansas Children's Northwest. Hear their story as they seek treatment for growth hormone deficiency.

Meet the Team

The specialty doctors and nurses at Arkansas Children’s are specifically trained to care for diabetes, obese and endocrine patients. We are experts at treating a wide range of pediatric diabetic and endocrine conditions. Our team provides your child with the most advanced treatment and is here to answer your questions.

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