We help children who have diabetes thrive by providing medical guidance and emotional support.
At NYU Langone’s Pediatric Diabetes Center—Brooklyn, our team provides children and adolescents with the care and support they need to keep diabetes well controlled.
We care for children who have prediabetes, type 1 or type 2 diabetes, steroid-induced diabetes, cystic fibrosis-related diabetes, and monogenic diabetes, sometimes referred to as maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY).
Our doctors, who are board-certified pediatric endocrinologists, help children and their families learn how to manage diabetes while also doing all the things they love—including playing sports and hanging out with their friends. We do this by promoting a healthy lifestyle and helping families learn about how to adjust the diabetes care plan as necessary. Our doctors are familiar with all the latest technology in diabetes management, and can recommend what might be best for each person.
Our diabetes educator and nutritionist provide children and families with ways to make diabetes care a small, but important, part of the day. We can also refer you to social workers who help families cope with the stress that may accompany living with diabetes.
Helping children and families understand what a diagnosis of diabetes means for them and how to best manage it without sacrificing the things they enjoy are key components of care at our center. We host education classes for newly diagnosed children and their families, and we also offer information sessions on the types of medical devices used to manage diabetes.
Our office is located within the Sunset Park Family Health Center at NYU Langone. If you have a question about your child’s care, a member of our team is always available during the day. You can reach us by calling 718-630-7249. You can also email us your questions at email@example.com.
Our after-hours line, which can be reached nights and weekends, is 212-263-9910. For urgent requests during office hours, contact patient care coordinator Melissa Gaynor, RD, CDE, at 718-630-8611. If your child is experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.