We provide expert care for children with diabetes.
When your child has been diagnosed with diabetes, coping with the necessary changes to their routine can be a challenge for the entire family. That’s why the care team at the Robert I. Grossman, MD, and Elisabeth J. Cohen, MD, Pediatric Diabetes Center partner with you and your family to provide the expert care your child needs to manage his or her condition, while also supporting you through the social and emotional changes that can accompany this diagnosis.
We care for infants, children, and adolescents who have type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and other less common forms of diabetes, as well as children and adolescents who are at risk of developing the condition. Our pediatric endocrinologists, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, combine their clinical skills with the latest in diabetes management technology to provide your child with the best treatment possible.
Many new tools are available to continuously monitor glucose levels and to deliver insulin. Your child may be able to use a device that incorporates both of these functions. This allows more accurate glucose control and benefits your child’s health and your peace of mind.
Our Team Approach to Diabetes Care for Children
Our certified diabetes educators help your child and family learn how to fit diabetes management into your everyday lives. We help you handle new challenges, including regular glucose monitoring and managing glucose levels at school, camp, or during exercise.
We offer families a range of support services. Registered dietitians address nutrition challenges in children of all ages, from breastfed infants to teenagers making their own food choices. Our child life specialists can help children cope with procedures such as injections and blood tests and provide strategies for adjusting to life with an insulin pump. They also work with children and their siblings to help the entire family understand the diagnosis.
In addition, our experts offer psychosocial assessments that can help determine how we may best support you and your child as he or she grows and gradually assumes more responsibility for the management of their diabetes. We continue to provide support during the adolescent years, when young adults are learning to become independent while still safely managing their diabetes.
We make it easy for you to meet with all of your care team members—doctors, educators, social workers, child life specialists, and psychologists—in one place. Laboratory testing is also done in our office. Our doctors can also provide referrals to experts who treat conditions that may occur along with diabetes, including thyroid disease and celiac disease.
Dr. Gallagher is director of the Robert I. Grossman, MD, and Elisabeth J. Cohen, MD, Pediatric Diabetes Center at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone. She is a faculty member in the NYU Langone Department of Pediatrics. Prior to coming to Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, Dr. Gallagher was co-director of the Pediatric Diabetes Program at the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University Medical Center.