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Pediatric Diabetes Program

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for Pediatric Diabetes patients

The Diabetes Program at Children's Hospital 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.

Conditions We Treat

Meet Your Care Team

Bill Russell
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Bill RussellMD

    Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes Mellitus: Type 1, Type 2, MODY, CF-Related, Neonatal, Disorders of Sexual Development / Intersex, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Health, Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology, Pediatric Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Pituitary Disorders
Cassandra C. Brady
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Cassandra C. BradyMD

    Adrenal Disorders, Diabetes Mellitus: Type 1, Type 2, MODY, CF-Related, Neonatal, Disorders of Sexual Development / Intersex, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Health, Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology, Pediatric Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Pubertal Disorders: Precocious and Delayed
Karishma A. Datye
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4.8

Karishma A. DatyeMD, MSCI

    Pediatric Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Sara Duffus

Sara DuffusMD

    Pediatric Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Justin M. Gregory
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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
Nidhi Gupta
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Nidhi GuptaMD

    Pediatric Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Cindy K. Lybarger
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4.8

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
Rachel M. Pasto-Crosby
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Rachel M. Pasto-CrosbyMSN, APRN, CPNP

    Pediatric Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Ann M. Vander Woude
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Ann M. Vander WoudeMSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CDE, BSN

    Diabetes Mellitus: Type 1, Type 2, MODY, CF-Related, Neonatal, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology, Pediatric Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Patsy T. Yarbrough
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Patsy T. YarbroughMSN, APRN, CPNP, CDE, BSN

    Diabetes, 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.

Locations (6)

1215 21st Avenue South, Suite 8410
Nashville, TN 37232
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
800 Weatherly Drive, Suite 201
Clarksville, TN 37043
100 West 4th Street, Suite 320
Cookeville, TN 38501
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
2105 Edward Curd Lane
Franklin, TN 37067
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
37 Sandstone Circle, Suite 100
Jackson, TN 38305
Today's hours:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
1155 Kennedy Drive, 2nd Floor
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

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