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
We 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