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Children's Diabetes and Endocrinology

Conditions and diseases associated with a child’s endocrine system are often much different than their adult counterparts. Our Diabetes and Endocrinology Program and pediatric endocrinologists are highly qualified to treat diabetes and other pediatric conditions related to growth and development with sensitivity and compassion. These experts are well versed in pediatric hormonal conditions affecting growth and sexual development and understand fully their impact on a child’s physical and emotional health.

Our Team

Seamlessly connected to specialists in the community

Our endocrinologists are dedicated to their pediatric specialty and are supported by a multidisciplinary team of more than 40 subspecialists. Together, they provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment for an array of childhood conditions.

Learn more about our team of endocrinologists.

Specialized Programs and Services

Individualized diabetes education and counseling for your child

Inova's diabetes educators will meet with you and your child to cover essentials on diabetes treatment and management. Programs include continuous glucose monitoring, insulin pumps, weight management, and individual diabetes management and education.

Learn more about diabetes educational programs for children and how you can register.

Conditions and Treatments

You'll find treatment for endocrine disorders including:

  • Diabetes
  • Growth disorders
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Pubertal development
  • Ambiguous genitalia
Family Resources

Events and support for your family

Inova Children’s Hospital offers many resources to patients and families living with diabetes.


Diabetes summer camps are a great way for children with diabetes to learn more about their disease, gain independence from their parents, meet other children who have similar healthcare needs and simply have fun. Check back for dates of upcoming camps.

Community based events

Inova participates in community-based events throughout the year in Northern Virginia and the DC metro area. Major events include walks sponsored by the American Diabetes Association and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to raise much-needed funding for increased awareness and to support research.

For information regarding our current community involvement, call Inova Diabetes Center at 1-877-511-GOAL (4625).

Support groups

Capital Area Type 1 Diabetes Support is a good source of activities and events. Families of children who live with type 1 diabetes can join this membership-based Yahoo! Group that provides support and resources to DC-area families. Learn more about this support group PDF icon