The pediatric diabetes and endocrinology teams work out of the pediatric outpatient department at the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital. Families are also seen for diabetes care in the LiveWell Chronic Disease Management offices in Royal University Hospital. As well, the team provides care for patients ages 16 and under in the hospital’s pediatric acute ward, pediatric and neonatal intensive care unit (PICU and NICU) and children’s emergency department.
Our pediatric diabetes team cares for over 600 children in Saskatchewan with all forms of diabetes:
- Type 1
- Type 2
- Genetic and other forms of Diabetes
The pediatric diabetes team is a group of health-care providers including:
- Diabetes nurse educators
- Diabetes dietitian educators
- Social workers
- Administrative support staff
It’s important that kids and families are receiving consistent, expert care and information about diabetes across the province. We provide support, resources for care and treatment options to diabetes education centres and schools throughout Saskatchewan. We're also involved with the Diabetes Canada Saskatchewan Children’s Camp. Each year the camp allows us to connect with kids with type 1 diabetes and their families.
All children diagnosed with diabetes should be seen and followed by a team, from diagnosis through to adult care. Talk to your family doctor, pediatrician, nurse practitioner, nurse or dietitian about getting more information and a referral to see the pediatric diabetes team.
An endocrinologist is a hormone specialist who provides care to kids with potential hormone problems.
This clinic is staffed by pediatric endocrinologists and is supported by a pediatric endocrinology nurse. The team provides education, testing, diagnosis and treatment of many hormonal disorders including:
The pediatric outpatient department can be accessed using a defined referral process that involves the on-call pediatrician and your child’s health-care provider. Talk to your doctor, pediatrician, or nurse practitioner for more information.