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Diabetes

At Endocrine Kids in Novi, Michigan, many of our young patients have diabetes.

Diabetes is a disease that affects how the body uses glucose, a sugar that is the body's primary fuel source. Normally, insulin, which is a hormone, helps glucose enter the body’s cells where it is used for energy.

People with diabetes do not produce insulin, do not produce enough insulin, or the insulin does not work like it should. As a result, glucose does not get into the body’s cells. Too much sugar in the blood can make people ill and result in medical complications.

Dr. Bishop treats patients with these endocrine diseases associated with diabetes:

Understanding the types of diabetes, symptoms, treatment options, and danger signs makes all the difference in the world to successfully managing the disease. Dr. Bishop not only works with her patients and their families to treat diabetes but accompanies them on the journey to good control.

Once a diagnosis is made and Dr. Bishop has determined the type of diabetes the child has, a treatment plan can be properly prescribed. Depending on the type, diabetes may be treated with insulin therapy, diet, exercise, or oral medications.

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If you suspect your child has diabetes or he or she has recently been diagnosed, contact Dr. Bishop today for a consultation. Call our Novi, Michigan pediatric endocrinology office at (248) 347-3344 for an appointment or you can use our secure online appointment request form.

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Health and Nutrition Direction Pathway (HAND)

Health and Nutrition Direction Pathway (HAND)

An individualized pathway to weight management for children.

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