Diabetes and Endocrine Clinic

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The Mary Bridge Pediatric Endocrine and Diabetes Clinic is here for children needing special care. Our highly trained pediatric professionals, child and family-friendly environment and advanced technology provide the ideal setting to care for children with endocrine and metabolic disorders.

At Mary Bridge, we offer the care and pediatric expertise needed to manage children's conditions closely and effectively in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Comprehensive Services

The Mary Bridge Pediatric Endocrine and Diabetes Clinic offers complete diagnostic services, treatment, consultation and education for infants, children and adolescents with endocrine and metabolic disorders including:

  • Adrenal disorders
  • Delayed or advanced growth and development or puberty
  • Calcium abnormalities
  • Hypothalamic, pituitary, thyroid or parathyroid disorders
  • Obesity
  • Testicular and ovarian disorders
  • Type 1 or juvenile diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes

A Multidisciplinary Team

The clinic's multidisciplinary care team is specially trained in pediatric care, including endocrinologists, pharmacists, psychologists and social workers, as well as nurse educators and dietitians who are certified diabetes educators.

Specialty Care Close to Home

In addition to the services offered at our Tacoma Health Center, our team makes regular visits to our specialty clinics in Olympia, Puyallup and Silverdale, so that children can get outpatient care closer to home.

Education and Consultation

Mary Bridge offers diabetes education for children and their families from certified diabetes educators, who have specialized in pediatrics. We provide both inpatient and outpatient education programs.

Our diabetes education program includes:

  • Brief, age-specific programs
  • Comprehensive group classes
  • Individualized education for children and families
  • Phone consultations available for families, school nurses and other care providers

Mary Bridge diabetes educators also coordinate services with community resources and direct support groups. Contact the clinic for upcoming support group dates and locations.

Call 253-792-6630 to find out more.

Helpful Resources

Dealing with Diabetes
Sick Day Guidelines