Norton Children’s Endocrinology Services

The Norton Children’s pediatric endocrinology team provides long-term care for newborns, children and teens with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and other endocrinology conditions. Our endocrinologists address growth abnormalities and the range of conditions that can cause them. We also have subspecialists in super specialized areas of endocrinology caring for disorders of carbohydrate, amino acid, and mineral and lipid metabolism.

Conditions We Treat

  • Adrenal disorders, such as Cushing’s syndrome and adrenal insufficiency
  • Calcium and phosphorous disorders, including:
    • Hypercalcemia and hyperphosphatemia (calcium or phosphorous levels are too high)
    • Hypocalcemia and hypophosphatemia (calcium or phosphorous levels are too low)
  • Gonad disorders, including:
    • Hypogonadism (gonads produce too little hormone)
    • Hypergonadism (gonads produce too much hormone)
  • Growth hormone deficiency and growth disorder
  • Lipid disorders
  • Metabolic bone disorders
  • Pituitary function
  • Puberty disorders, such as:
    • Precocious puberty (early puberty)
    • Delayed puberty (late puberty
  • Sexual differentiation
  • Thyroid disorders, such as hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism
  • Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes

Why Norton Children’s Endocrinology?

  • 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.
  • 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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Norton Children’s Endocrinology

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