Pediatric Endocrinology | Blank Children's Hospital in Iowa
Blank Children's Hospital


The endocrinology and diabetes team at Blank Children's Hospital provides education and long-term care for children and teens with Type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes), Type 2 diabetes and other endocrine disorders, such as puberty, growth and thyroid disorders. In addition to caring for your child, we believe in helping you learn about endocrine disorder and diabetes symptoms and teaching you how to best manage your child's condition. Our team is experienced in caring for growing children, and your endocrinologist will work closely with physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, certified diabetes educators, dietitians and social workers to provide the best treatment possible. We work closely with you and your child's pediatrician to help your child thrive.

Blank Children's Hospital is home to a dedicated pediatric diabetes program - one of only a few in the state of Iowa. This pediatric diabetes program is accredited by the American Diabetes Association. In addition to our clinic in Des Moines, we also provide an outreach clinic at McFarland Clinic in Ames, Iowa.

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Your Child's First Clinic Visit

Your child's first visit to the Blank Children's Endocrinology Clinic will probably be the longest visit since you may see multiple health care providers. We ask that you arrive 15 to 20 minutes early for your child's appointment to complete the registration process. Please plan to be at the clinic for two to three hours.


Prior approvals from your child's primary provider and insurance plan may be necessary before each visit.