Pediatric Diabetes Program
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The Diabetes Program at Monroe Carell is one of the largest pediatric diabetes centers in the nation. We care for more than 3,000 children with diabetes from Tennessee and eight surrounding states at the Vanderbilt Eskind Pediatric Diabetes Clinic; and locations in Franklin, Murfreesboro, Jackson, Clarksville and Cookeville. We provide a family-centered approach to managing diabetes.
Our doctors are trained and board certified to treat diabetes in children. Nurse practitioners, nurses and dietitians who are Certified Diabetes Educators are key members of the care team, along with social workers and child life specialists.
Support Diabetes Efforts
Private gifts strengthen our programs as we strive to prevent and cure diabetes while improving patients' lives.
Call to give: (615) 936-0230 or (800) 288-0028
Mail your gift
Note Children’s Diabetes Program at Vanderbilt in memo line. Make check payable to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
VUMC Gift and Donor Services
3322 West End Avenue, Suite 900
Nashville, TN 37203-1197
Meet Your Care Team
Justin M. GregoryMD, MSCI
- Diabetes Mellitus: Type 1, Type 2, MODY, CF-Related, Neonatal, Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology, Pediatric Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Pubertal Disorders: Precocious and Delayed, Thyroid Disorders
Irene Hong-McAteeMD, MS
- Diabetes Mellitus: Type 1, Type 2, MODY, CF-Related, Neonatal, Growth Disorders: Short Stature, Gigantism, Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology, Pediatric Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Pubertal Disorders: Precocious and Delayed, Thyroid Disorders, Turner Syndrome, Klinefelter Syndrome
Sarah S. JaserPhD
- Diabetes Mellitus: Type 1, Type 2, MODY, CF-Related, Neonatal, Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology, Pediatric Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Jennifer C. KelleyMD, MSCE
- Diabetes, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Lipid Disorders, Pediatric Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Type 2 Diabetes and Type 1 Diabetes
Cindy K. LybargerMSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CDE
- Diabetes Mellitus: Type 1, Type 2, MODY, CF-Related, Neonatal, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology, Pediatric Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Why Choose the Diabetes Program at Children’s Hospital
- Expert care
We have expertise in treating all forms of diabetes: type 1, type 2, monogenic diabetes (MODY), cystic fibrosis-related diabetes (CFRD) and transplant-related diabetes.
- Advances in treatment
About a third of our doctors dedicated to treating pediatric patients with diabetes perform leading-edge research funded by the National Institutes of Health, JDRF, the ADA, private foundations and personal donations. Our goals are to improve the tools we use to treat Type 1 diabetes, and develop methods to predict, prevent, reverse and cure the disease.
- Recognized care
Vanderbilt is a Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet Clinical Center, funded by the National Institutes of Health. Using what we learn through clinical research, TrialNet works to prevent type 1 diabetes before it develops. We also learn to stop disease progression by preserving insulin production before and after diagnosis. Other clinical research helps us learn how families and teens cope emotionally with diabetes and how technology can assist your family to manage the disease.
- Recognized education
Our education program is the only pediatric program in middle Tennessee that meets the standards for recognition status by the American Diabetes Association.
- Center of Excellence
We are a Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tennessee Center of Excellence in Childhood Diabetes.
- Community support
Our annual Diabetes Update event provides education to school nurses and dietitians about managing our patients in the school, investing in our community and providing children and families another layer of support.
- Advances in care
We use the latest technologies. Most of our patients use insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors. We quickly integrate new technologies as they become available. We provide ongoing training and support in the clinic for those patients who choose to use new technologies.
- Diabetes camp
Camp Sugar Falls and the American Diabetes Association provide children with diabetes in Middle Tennessee a special place to play, laugh, share and learn how to manage the disease.