Medical Specialties

Childhood Diabetes/Diabetes in Children - AZ & NM


Children's Diabetes Treatments and Services

Parents from throughout Phoenix, Arizona and the Southwest seeking the best treatment for children with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes often turn to Phoenix Children's Hospital.

Phoenix Children's Hospital's staff is specially trained to diagnose symptoms of diabetes in children, treat children with diabetes, and prescribe proper medications for childhood diabetes.

Contact Phoenix Children's Hospital to learn more about treatments for diabetes in children.

About Diabetes in Children

Childhood diabetes is the second most common chronic disease for children.

Diabetes in children occurs when a child's body does not make or properly use insulin, a hormone that is needed to convert glucose and other food into energy.

Children with diabetes have increased blood glucose levels due to an absence of insulin or resistance to insulin.

Learn More About Managing Children's Diabetes

Types of Children's Diabetes

There are two types of diabetes in children:

  • Type 1 diabetes (formerly called juvenile diabetes)
  • Type 2 diabetes (formerly called adult diabetes)

Learn More about Type 1 Diabetes in Children

Learn More about Type 2 Diabetes in Children

Research and New Treatments

Phoenix Children's Hospital is engaged in a variety of diabetes research projects because we recognize the need for improved treatment and ultimately a cure for this dreaded disease. For example, we were chosen to join the respected diabetes researchers involved in the TODAY national study on the genetics of Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

If you would like to learn more about our ongoing diabetes research, please contact the Endocrine and Diabetes Research coordinator at



If you need a prescription refill, please contact your pharmacy and have them fax or electronically communicate with us. This is the best way to ensure prescription refill accuracy. If this is unsuccessful, please email us as noted above; call if immediate assistance is needed. 

If you have a clinical question, please see the documents you received at your last clinic visit with us for contact and other information, or try the phone or email address above. Of note, we cannot answer any clinical questions for patients who are not a part of our practice already.

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