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More Than Just Patient Care

Learn how our pediatric endocrinology team advances UNC Children’s important research and medical education missions.

Living life to the fullest

Dane was just an infant when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes—among the youngest diabetic children his pediatric endocrinologist, Dr. Nina Jain, has ever treated. Now a thriving 4-year-old, Dane doesn’t let his diagnosis define him or deter him from childhood’s greatest pursuits. More >>

Types of Diabetes We Treat

  • Type 1 diabetes – The pancreas does not make enough insulin. These children require insulin treatment
  • Type 2 diabetes – The body doesn’t use insulin well (insulin resistance) or make enough to keep the blood sugars at a healthy level
  • Prediabetes – Blood sugar levels are higher than normal. These children have very high risk of becoming diabetics if not treated properly
  • Neonatal diabetes mellitus – diagnosed at birth or first months of life. This is caused by a inherited genetic abnormality
  • Maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY) – Caused by a single inherited gene mutation. This type of diabetes is usually found in several generations of the child’s family
  • Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes (CFRD) – Develops in people with cystic fibrosis (CF). Untreated diabetes in these children may lead to slow growth and lead to more CF complications

Resources

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

American Diabetes Association

Children With Diabetes

College Diabetes Network

Care Close to Home

Find pediatric endocrinology care close to home. We offer services at two convenient locations in the Triangle:

Contact Us

Call us at 984-974-1401 to make an appointment with one of UNC Children's endocrinology and diabetes specialists.

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