Diabetes Program

The Diabetes Program at Boston Children’s Hospital is dedicated to empowering children to manage diabetes and live healthy lives. We are one of the largest pediatric diabetes centers in the North America. We treat infants, children, adolescents and young adults with all types of diabetes, including:

We understand that children are not just little adults. They are different physically, and emotionally and cope with the demands of diabetes management differently. Our clinicians have deep experience with children of all ages and work with families to develop a plan of treatment that meets each child’s physical, emotional and developmental needs.

Track record of success

Our program is consistently rated one of the best in the country for pediatric diabetes and endocrinology. We treat 2,350 patients with diabetes each year and have demonstrated success preventing infections and other diabetes complications.

Team approach to diabetes management

Diabetes typically requires lifelong management from a number of professionals. At Boston Children’s, you’ll receive compassionate family-centered care from a truly integrated team made up of:

  • specialists in pediatric endocrinology who can determine the proper course of treatment for your child
  • diabetes nurse educators who can show you and your child how to monitor blood glucose levels and practice daily self-care
  • dieticians and nutritionists who can help plan an individual meal plan for your child
  • medical social workers ready to help you and your child navigate the challenges of life with diabetes and connect with community resources

Leading the way in diabetes management

Our physicians and researchers are at the forefront of diabetes treatment and innovation. We partner with organizations like the American Diabetes Association to promote best practices in diabetes management and treatment at centers around the country.

Patient and family resources

Diabetes Program Teen Advisory Committee

Our Teen Advisory Committee consists of about 20 teens and young adults who have type 1 diabetes and receive care at Boston Children’s. The committee brings together patients between the ages of 14 and 18 to brainstorm ideas and help develop new programs to help others take care of their diabetes independently.

Parent to parent

If you’d like to talk another parent who knows what you’re going through, we can put you in touch with other families who have been through similar experiences and can share their stories.