The Division of Endocrinology/Diabetes cares for infants, children and adolescents affected by diabetes or hormonal disorders regarding the thyroid, growth, sexual development or puberty.
Our division is actively involved in the education of both residents and medical students. Our fellows play an integral role in educating these rotating trainees.
Pediatric residents and medical students spend four-week electives in our various clinical settings. You will learn the fundamentals of the evaluation of patients with diabetes, short stature, tall stature, early or delayed puberty, disorders of sexual differentiation, thyroid disorders, pituitary disorders and abnormal weight gain.
If you choose this elective during Diabetes Camp, you will have the opportunity to spend either a day or a full week at the camp, which is sponsored by the American Diabetes Association. Residents and medical students will be assisting campers with diabetes management. As such, they will learn about blood sugar testing, insulin injections, insulin pump adjustments, insulin dose calculations and carbohydrate counting. This is a unique opportunity to learn how children with diabetes deal with everyday challenges including the effects of exercise or rainy days on blood sugars. As there will be more people with diabetes than without at camp, residents and medical students will learn more about diabetes than they can get from attending diabetes clinic.
We are involved in basic and clinical research focusing on insulin resistance/signaling and the treatment and prevention of overweight in the clinical setting. We also have several ongoing clinical studies involving patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Our Diabetes Center is one of 83 sites across the United States participating in the Type 1 Diabetes Exchange, which is a unique platform for collaborative data collection and sharing. We have also been a participant of TrialNet, a federally-funded study for the screening and prevention of Type 1 diabetes. In addition to diabetes, we have participated in numerous trials investigating new drugs to promote growth or halt early puberty.
Opportunities are available for patients interested in participating in research studies led by our physicians with the assistance of experienced research personnel.
We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of endocrine disorders including short stature, thyroid conditions, precocious and delayed puberty, adrenal disorders, bone diseases and disorders of sexual development. In addition, our Diabetes Center provides care to pediatric and young adults with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
We are involved in many trials that bring the latest methods in management of diabetes and endocrine disorders to patients in Western New York. These include clinical trials investigating the use of novel medications in children, such as long acting growth hormone and agents to treat precocious puberty. We participate in various trials in youth with Type 1 diabetes, such as T1D Exchange, and Type 2 diabetes through the Pediatric Diabetes Consortium. Our patients have the opportunity to enroll in federally funded trials for screening and prevention of Type 1 diabetes via TrialNet.