Pediatric Diabetes Services

Every day, more than 6,000 children and young adults in Georgia with diabetes go to school, play sports, have friends and do pretty much everything they did before they found out they had diabetes. Children's sees about 400 newly diagnosed patients with diabetes every year, caring for nearly 4,000 families.

With help from diabetes professionals at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, these children and their families learn to balance the daily demands of blood testing and insulin injections with the challenges of growing up.

In the current age of social networking, smart phones, microcomputers, and nanotechnology, Children's is reaching out to partners including Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centers for Disease Control to create a world where kids with diabetes spend less time worrying about treatment and more time being a kid.

Contact us

To make an appointment or to contact the outpatient diabetes team, call 404-785-2000.

To learn more about the diabetes outpatient education programs, call 404-785-1724 (Egleston) or 404-785-4841 (Scottish Rite).

Caring for a Child with Diabetes

Caring for a diabetic childToday’s diabetics lead active lives and adjust their insulin based on what they’ll consume—instead of visa versa. Visit our Dedicated to all Better Blog for tips to keep in mind if you're a coach, part-time caretaker, camp counselor or teacher of a diabetic child.

StatsAndFacts
    • Children’s worked with the American Diabetes Association and Georgia legislators to get Safe at School legislation passed in Georgia. This legislation requires every school in the state to train at least two employees in diabetes care. 
    • Children’s, in cooperation with Georgia Association of School Nurses, provided education to more than 200 school nurses across the state so they can return to their school districts and train school staff on proper diabetes care.
    • Children’s cares for nearly 400 children who are newly diagnosed with diabetes each year. 
     
 
FootballStarAdvancesType1Diabetes

    Gone are the days of believing type 1 diabetics can’t become elite athletes. Click here to read the latest Dedicated to All Better Blog about how one Children's patient followed his dream to become a collegiate athlete.

 
     

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