Diabetes and Endocrinology

Treating diabetes and other endocrine disorders

Our pediatric endocrinology program offers the most up-to-date approaches to ensure a high-quality, holistic, and effective treatment experience. An expert team includes board-certified pediatric endocrinologists, advanced practice nurses, certified diabetes educators, registered nutritionists and licensed social workers. This family-centered, multidisciplinary approach provides guidance to confidently manage your child’s condition on a daily basis. We specialize in treating:
  • Adrenal gland disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Early and late puberty
  • Growth problems and gonadal disorders
  • Low blood sugar
  • Mineral metabolism problems or metabolic bone disease
  • Nutrition Disorders 
  • Obesity
  • Pituitary and adrenal conditions
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Weight management
The MOLLY Diabetes Education/Management Center for Adults and Children has been repeatedly recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for excellence in diabetes self-management education and support. The MOLLY Center’s diabetes self-management programs and educational services are delivered by a team that includes certified diabetes educators who are registered nurses and registered dieticians, advanced practice nurses specializing in diabetes management, and a licensed clinical social worker. The MOLLY Diabetes Education/Management Center for Adults and Children staff also work closely with board-certified physicians and endocrinologists to provide patients with optimal diabetes care.

Education and support

Children and their families may attend education programs and support groups that fit their needs and provide valuable information and support. Lectures provide practical tools for diabetes management, fitness and understanding family dynamics. Children and parents also connect with other families whose children have diabetes and have opportunities to participate in social events. Healthy Futures is a 12-week program for boys and girls, ages 8-18, at Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital. This program addresses topics such as emotional and social eating, self-esteem, coping with social pressures, and learning to make healthy food choices. Our goal is to improve physical and emotional well-being in our participants in a fun and supportive atmosphere.

Transitioning to adulthood

Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital offers a program for patients, ages 18-22, as they transition from seeing a pediatric endocrinologist to an adult endocrinologist. This program allows the young adult to meet adult specialists and attend free support groups for young adults with diabetes. Once the patient is ready to make the move, the transition team will connect them with an adult endocrinologist and care team to ensure uninterrupted diabetes care into adulthood.

Olivia’s Story - Read how six-year-old Olivia learned to manage her diabetes with the help of her doctor and her doll.

For More Information

Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center
Molly Center for Children
30 Prospect Avenue, 2nd Floor IMUS Pediatric Center
Hackensack, NJ 07601
551-996-5329

K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center
19 Davis Avenue, HOPE Tower, 5th Floor
Neptune, NJ 07753
732-776-4860

JFK University Medical Center
102 James Street, Suite 303, Edison, NJ 08820
848-205-2620

Our Doctors

An expert team includes board-certified pediatric endocrinologists, advanced practice nurses, certified diabetes educators, registered nutritionists and licensed social workers.

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