Diabetes care at UNC Children's

Pediatric Diabetes

Welcome to UNC Children’s Pediatric Diabetes Program!

At UNC Children’s, you’ll find family centered care from a team that specializes in the unique needs of all children and young adults. Every year, we help many kids and families adjust to living with diabetes so they can continue leading full, healthy, active lives.

American Diabetes Association (ADA) Recognized Program

ADAWe are an American Diabetes Association recognized program. We follow standards of medical care and incorporate the latest research and technology.


UNC Children’s Diabetes and Endocrinology program has being recognized by US News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals as being among the best in the country.


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

Care Close to Home

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

Contact Us

Call the Pediatric Diabetes Clinic at 984-974-1401 to make an appointment with a pediatric endocrinologist at UNC Children’s.

Featured Stories

  • Rachel with her drum set.

    Patients finds expertise, friendliness and fun at diabetes program - and "fun" is not what Rachel expected. Even her family was included in the program.

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  • Cate at her home.

    The UNC Children’s Turner Syndrome Program is working to build awareness of Turner syndrome and show patients like Cate and their families that they can overcome their diagnosis.

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  • Connor leads a full life

    Most families don't realize that dealing with an illness like diabetes can have an effect on everyone. One family shares what they have learned about "life with diabetes."

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  • Dan with "Dexter"

    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. Dane doesn’t let his diagnosis define him or deter him from childhood’s greatest pursuits.

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Share a book!

Through generous donations we are proud to offer a library of support books for our patients and families to take home and share with others. If you would like to donate books to our library, please use this wish list link.

If you have any questions about gifts-in-kind or would like a receipt for your gift, please contact Becky Batts.

Thank you for your generosity and support of our patients and families.