We provide expert care for children with diabetes.
At the Robert I. Grossman, MD, and Elisabeth J. Cohen, MD, Pediatric Diabetes Center, part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital of New York at NYU Langone, we understand the effect diabetes has both on your child and your whole family.
Your child may have to learn how to manage his or her diabetes while also navigating the social and emotional challenges that come with growing up. At home, when one child in the family has diabetes, everyone may need to make nutrition and lifestyle changes to optimize your child’s health.
Diabetes care tasks are not always easy to juggle, and that’s why we’ve assembled a team of diabetes experts to help you navigate the journey.
Our Team Approach to Diabetes Care for Children
Our endocrinologists combine clinical skill with the latest in diabetes management technology to ensure that your child receives the best treatment possible. More tools are becoming available that continuously monitor blood glucose levels and deliver insulin. Devices that incorporate both of these functions are available, allowing for tighter glucose control. This is better for the child’s health, and it also delivers peace of mind to parents.
We care for children who have type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and other less common forms of diabetes from infancy through adolescence. Our certified diabetes educators teach your child and family how to fit diabetes management into your everyday lives. We help you cope with new challenges, including regular blood glucose monitoring and managing blood glucose levels while playing sports. Our program has earned the American Diabetes Association’s Education Recognition Certificate for its dedication to promoting quality education for people with diabetes.
Thanks to the support of the Sala Institute for Child and Family Centered Care, part of Hassenfeld Children's Hospital, your family has access to a range of support services. Registered dietitians address nutrition challenges in children of all ages, from infants who are breastfed to teenagers who are making their own food choices. Our child life specialists are available to 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 them understand the diagnosis.
In addition, our experts offer psychosocial assessments that can help determine your child’s ability to manage his or her blood glucose levels. We also provide support during the adolescent years, when young people have to learn how to become independent while still safely managing their diabetes.
Our office is located at the Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center, which allows us to provide doctor’s appointments and laboratory testing at the same location. Doctors at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital can also provide referrals to experts who treat conditions that may occur along with diabetes, including thyroid disease, celiac disease, vitiligo, and alopecia, also known as hair loss.
More About the Pediatric Diabetes Center
Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital of New YorkOur experts provide the best care possible for conditions that affect children, ranging from minor illnesses to complex, more serious conditions.
Our endocrinologists specialize in treating children with all forms of diabetes, including type 1 and type 2 diabetes.View All Doctors
Mary Pat Gallagher, MD
Director | Pediatric Endocrinology
Dr. Gallagher is director of the Robert I. Grossman, MD, and Elisabeth J. Cohen, MD, Pediatric Diabetes Center at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital of New York 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.View Full Profile