Providence Medical Group Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes
With obesity, diabetes and other endocrine disorders on the rise, we empower families to manage these conditions and let kids get back to being kids. Our staff helps hundreds of kids every year. Diagnosis can mean big lifestyle changes, but our certified specialists are here to help.
Healthy Lifestyles Clinic
Healthy Lifestyles clinic provides care and counseling for children with obesity attain a healthy weight. Our program seeks to reverse the impact of obesity on children through patient care and outreach. Our program is a collaboration of adolescent medicine, endocrinology and nutrition experts to provide patients with access to a multidisciplinary obesity clinic.
Living with type 1 diabetes is a life long project. Educating your child, your family and other caregivers takes on great importance. In recognition of this fact, Providence offers an extensive training program covering what you and your child need to know.
Our Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) and Registered Dietician (RD) offer a range of education. A CDE is a credential conferred by the National Certification Board for Diabetes, and signifies competency in distinct and specialized knowledge, thereby promoting quality care for people with diabetes. The credential must be renewed every five years with specialized continuing education units or a board-certified exam.
Our dietician understands that what, when and how much you eat can impact your diabetes management. By helping you develop and follow a solid dietary plan, we support your efforts to improve your health and well-being.
Nutritional services include:
- Infant nutrition
- Childhood diabetes
- Food allergies and intolerances
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Weight gain or loss
- Failure to thrive
Endocrinology and diabetes outreach clinics are also available in Soldotna, Wasilla and Fairbanks.
For More Information
To learn more about Providence Medical Group Alaska Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes or to schedule an appointment, please call (907)212-4824. To find general information and more about specific health topics, visit our Online Health Library.