Norton Children’s Endocrinology

The Norton Children’s pediatric endocrinology team provides long-term care for newborns, children and teens with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes as well as caring for all other endocrinology conditions, including physical growth disorders. Our endocrinologists create personalized treatment plans that match the needs of each child to help them live life to the fullest.

The Joint Commission, a national health care accrediting organization, awarded the Wendy Novak Diabetes Center at Norton Children’s Hospital and University of Louisville with a Certificate of Distinction for Inpatient Diabetes Care. Norton Children’s Hospital is one of only three children’s hospitals in the country to receive the designation.

Our team cares for more than 1,200 children with diabetes each year. Approximately 150 children are diagnosed every year in our region, with nearly half requiring hospitalization in the “Just for Kids” Critical Care Center at Norton Children’s Hospital.

Collaboration with UofL Physicians for your child’s care

We work with providers from UofL Physicians to offer highly skilled care for your child. Norton Children’s Hospital serves as the primary pediatric teaching facility for the University of Louisville School of Medicine. These doctors are professors and active researchers helping to advance medical care through clinical research and education.

Why Norton Children’s endocrinology?

  • Diabetes emergency department and inpatient care
  • Dedicated outpatient care at the new Novak Center for Children’s Health
  • Diabetes educators, nurses, dietitians, psychologists, social workers, exercise physiologists and nurse practitioners to help children and families learn to manage and cope with diabetes
  • Care using the most advanced insulin management and glucose sensing technology
  • Diagnostic testing for growth hormone deficiency, adrenal insufficiency, precocious puberty and adrenal disorders
  • Eight pediatric physician specialists in diabetes care, education and research:
    • Wendy Novak Endowed Chair of Pediatric Diabetes Care and Clinical Research, held by Kupper A. Wintergerst, M.D., professor of pediatrics, University of Louisville School of Medicine
    • Jack Henderson Endowed Chair of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, held by Michael B. Foster, M.D., associate professor, University of Louisville School of Medicine
  • Evaluation and management of sexual development disorders
  • Personalized education programs for patient, family and community diabetes education
  • Telemedicine program for rural areas, improving access for patients outside of Louisville
  • College and transitional care program for teens and young adults ages 16 to 26
  • Dedicated Christensen Family Sports and Activity Program focused on improving the health, safety and athletic performance of every child and young adult with diabetes
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