Clinical Programs

The training program in endocrinology and diabetes includes experience in the following clinical programs. 

Inpatient Care

Endocrinology consults on approximately 200 in-patients per year. There are no dedicated endocrinology beds, although there is capacity to admit patients to endocrinology on the clinical teaching units. 

Outpatient Care (approximately 8,000 visits annually)

  • Diabetes (3,400 visits annually)
    • Individual and group-based diabetes education
    • Insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring program
    • Type 2 diabetes clinic
    • Transition to adult care program
    • Diabetes camp (Camp Banting)
    • Outreach clinics including North Bay and Pembroke
    • Two-hour emergency hotline for 900 patients and families with diabetes 
  •  Endocrinology (3,000 visits annually)
    • General pediatric endocrinology
    • Disorders of sex development team (combined with urology, gynecology, genetics, psychology, neonatology and medical ethics)
    • Diversity clinic/transgender health team (together with adolescent medicine and psychiatry)
    • Growth hormone clinic
    • Neuro-Oncology clinic (with oncology, neurology, neurosurgery, radiation oncology)
    • Adrenal suppression surveillance
    • Newborn screening (congenital adrenal hyperplasia, congenital hypothyroidism) 
  • Bone Health (500 visits annually)
    • General bone health and endocrinology health clinic
    • Osteoporosis clinic
    • Intravenous bisphosphonate treatment program
    • Advanced bone diagnostic and monitoring techniques such as bone biopsies
    • Internationally recognized for clinical expertise and excellence 

Clinical Problems and Diseases Evaluated and Followed

Diabetes

  • Type 1, Type 2
  • Cystic fibrosis related diabetes
  • Monogenic diabetes
  • Diabetes secondary to medication

General endocrinology

  • Assessment of growth and puberty
  • Thyroid conditions
  • Disorders of the adrenal gland
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Childhood cancer survivors at risk of hormone deficiencies
  • Disorders of sex development / ambiguous genitalia
  • Disorders of calcium regulation
  • Rickets
  • PolycysticPolycystic ovarian disease 

Severe complex obesity with co-morbidities

  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Bone health assessments for children and teens with osteoporosis due to chronic diseases and their treatment
  • Genetic bone conditions
  • Skeletal dysplasias
  • Disorders of calcium regulation
  • Transgendered youth  

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