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At Norton Children’s Endocrinology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, our team of highly trained specialists are ready to support your child and family on the diabetes management journey. We know diabetes can be a life-changing diagnosis for children and families, and managing the condition can be difficult. We provide individualized, comprehensive care based on your child’s unique health care needs.Wendy Novak Diabetes Institute, part of Norton Children’s Endocrinology, is continuously ranked a top pediatric endocrinology and diabetes program in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report.Wendy Novak Diabetes Institute is focused on caring for all children with diabetes to help them live healthy and active lives. Our mission is focused on building competence and independence while empowering children with diabetes to manage their condition with confidence. We provide education and support for patients’ families as well, because diabetes doesn’t affect just the patient; it also affects the family and those around them. In order to be successful in caring for diabetes, it takes a comprehensive team approach.
Each patient’s diabetes care team involves a wide range of support. Our team consists of board-certified and fellowship-trained pediatric endocrinologists and advanced practice providers, plus a full support staff, including certified diabetes educators, nurses, dietitians, a psychologist, behavioral and mental health therapists, child life specialists, patient navigators, care coordinators and an exercise physiologist. Each member of our team works together to create a personalized diabetes care plan for your child and to make modifications as any needs arise.
Wendy Novak Diabetes Institute is consistently ranked one of the best pediatric endocrinology and diabetes programs in the country. In addition to emergency, inpatient and outpatient care, we also offer mental and behavioral therapy, a nutrition program, the Christensen Family Sports & Activity Program and a Transition to Adult Diabetes Care program. We use advanced insulin management and glucose sensing technology.
Our team is passionate about the latest advancements and research in diabetes care. Norton Children’s Endocrinology is at the forefront of research on pediatric Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Clinical trials give our patients access to cutting-edge technology, therapies and treatments. Our providers also are regularly involved in and publish various clinical research studies.
“Wendy Novak Diabetes Institute provides state-of-the-art, cutting-edge clinical care, community education, medical education and research toward not only searching for the cure of Type 1 diabetes, but also enabling children and adults with diabetes to live healthier, more active lives.”
Kupper A. Wintergerst, M.D.Executive Director, Wendy Novak Diabetes InstituteDivision Chief, Norton Children’s Endocrinology, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine