The Division of Endocrinology/Diabetes is part of UBMD Pediatrics and affiliated with the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo. We provide comprehensive care to infants, children and young adults affected by diabetes or hormonal (endocrine) disorders. These include, but are not limited to: short stature, overweight, thyroid and adrenal conditions, disorders of pubertal development and sexual differentiation, bone health and disorders of calcium metabolism. The division delivers the best care to children with diabetes and endocrine disorders in Western New York and beyond, while also bringing to them the latest in research development.
The Diabetes Center is made possible by a partnership between UBMD Pediatrics and Oishei Children's Hospital. The Center plays a key role in the Western New York community where over 900 children with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes receive their care. Although commonly thought of as an adult disease, Type 2 diabetes is now being diagnosed in children due in large part to the epidemic of childhood obesity. The Center is the only pediatric hospital to have received the designation of the Diabetes Center of Excellence for Type 2 diabetes from the New York State Department of Health with a grant awarded between 2006-2011, followed by a New York State grant awarded in 2011 for Obesity Prevention. In April 2013, the center joined the league of selected pediatric diabetes centers to be accredited by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for the Education Recognition Program.