MU Children's Hospital's Diabetes Center remains one of the world's best pediatric diabetes care centers. Led by central Missouri's only board certified pediatric endocrinologists, our clinic continues to be on the forefront of pediatric diabetes care. The team's physicians and researchers continue to participate in leading-edge research.
Our pediatric diabetes and endocrinology specialists work together and are looking at possible ways to stop or slow the onset of Type 1 Diabetes at the cellular level. Additionally they are in involved in clinical research looking at new therapies for children with Type 1 Diabetes in an effort to help them gain even better glycemic control. Our team members are also often involved in research conducted through TrialNet, an international network of researchers who are exploring ways to prevent, delay and reverse the progression of Type 1 Diabetes.
In all we do, we never forget that our patients are children. Our team members are pediatric specialists, which means they love working for and with kids. They know how to adapt their education styles to best help children of any age. They use play therapy, modeling and other kid-friendly techniques to help in the education process. Additionally, they are highly skilled in addressing a child's changing needs as they grow from a toddler, through adolescence and into young adulthood. One of our endocrine specialists is the medical director of Camp Hickory Hill, a summer camp created specifically for kids with Type 1 Diabetes.
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