Once known as juvenile diabetes, type 1 diabetes is most commonly diagnosed in children and young adults. Type 1 diabetes and even rarer genetic forms of diabetes (neonatal or monogenic diabetes) can develop quickly. For many infants and children, the first sign of diabetes comes when a child suddenly becomes very sick, perhaps sick enough to require hospitalization.
At the Sutter Children’s Center, Sacramento, our dedicated care teams focus on every aspect of your child’s health to provide diabetes care. We make it easy for you to get answers to your questions and to move forward with an individualized care plan that works for your family. through our Pediatric Endocrine and Nutrition Services (PENS) Clinic, which offers both individualized and group education and support programs, and our Pediatric Healthy Lifestyle Program, which offers weight management support.
Sutter Children's Center, Sacramento provides complete evaluation and treatment for children with metabolic diseases such as an amino or organic acid disorders, or conditions affecting metabolism of carbohydrates or fatty acid oxidation. A board-certified geneticist will work with you to design a treatment plan based on your child's growth and development and your family's needs and concerns. We'll provide educational information, referrals to support groups, referrals to other specialists and the support you need to improve your child's quality of life.
Our clinic is also the Department of Health Services, Genetic Disease Branch Newborn Screening Program's Metabolic Center for most of Northern California. We evaluate neonates who screen positive for more than 40 different metabolic disorders.