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.Learn about Diabetes