Pediatric diabetes care at Wesley Children's Hospital

Wesley Children's Hospital provides treatment and care for children and teens with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It is imperative to see a pediatrician if you suspect your child has diabetes. Our pediatricians are committed to improving the health of every child.

Diagnosing pediatric diabetes

If a pediatrician suspects that your child may have type 1 diabetes, a blood test will be administered. There are multiple types of blood tests for type 1 diabetes in children:

  • Random blood sugar test — Taken at a random time, this is the primary screening test for anyone who may have type 1 diabetes.
  • Glycated hemoglobin (A1C) test — This test can indicate a child’s average blood sugar level for the past two or three months.
  • Fasting sugar blood test — After a child fasts overnight, a blood sample is taken to indicate their blood sugar level.
To find a physician and schedule an appointment, call (316) 962-3627.

Pediatric diabetes care at Wesley Healthcare

The symptoms of type 1 diabetes in children can appear in a matter of weeks. Regular visits to a pediatrician ensures that children and teens with diabetes are receiving the care they need.

Diabetes at Wesley Healthcare

Diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s production of glucose and insulin levels. Type 1 diabetes occurs when the body suffers from a lack of insulin produced by the pancreas. Type 2, gestational and prediabetes are all a result of an excess amount of sugar in the blood, or high glucose levels.

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