Diabetes Clinic

Providing Education and Support to Empower Families to Successfully Manage Diabetes

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Diabetes Clinic

Our Diabetes team works together to care for patients and families affected by diabetes. Our goal is to empower families to successfully manage diabetes at home in order to provide as normal a life as possible for patients with diabetes.

We care for patients with Type 1 (“Juvenile”) diabetes and Type 2 (“Adult”) diabetes as well as less common forms such as inherited monogenic diabetes and MODY diabetes.

We offer a variety of approaches to diabetes therapy, customized to family needs, such as insulin pump or basal/bolus therapy.

Our approach is proactive- medically, educationally and psychosocially- in order to identify needs early to prevent problems from developing.

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Endocrinology at Nationwide Children's is ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

Our Clinics

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43205

Dublin Close To Home on Venture Dr.
5665 Venture Drive
Dublin, OH 43017

Westerville Close To Home on N. Cleveland Ave.
433 N. Cleveland Ave.
Westerville, OH 43082

Meet Our Team

The team serves as teacher and coach to families approximately four half-days per year to enable the family to provide excellent care 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Our team includes physicians and advanced practitioners, diabetes educators, dietitians, social workers, diabetes nurses, and a psychologist.

Physicians and Advanced Practitioners (Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants)

  • Coordinate the Team
  • Medical Evaluation and Decision Making

Diabetes Educators

  • Assess skills and knowledge of family
  • Diabetes education


  • Assess skills and knowledge of family
  • Carbohydrate counting
  • Nutritional counseling

Social Worker

  • Assess and address family strengths and possible barriers to diabetes control
  • Financial advice and guidance
  • Brief counseling and support groups


  • Patient and/or Family Counseling

Patients and Families

  • Check blood glucose, count carbs, administer insulin carefully
  • Keep a blood glucose log to see patterns
  • Adjust insulin or call if blood glucose is consistently out of range

Diabetes Resources

Resources for Parents and Teachers

Access logs, management plans, diabetes care tips and more.

Diabetes Calculator for Kids

The Diabetes Calculator for Kids is an electronic tool that calculates rapid acting insulin bolus dosage in 5 easy steps.

Sick Day Protocol

Our online tool helps you manage your child’s diabetes, especially on those days he or she may not be feeling the best. 

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Managing Your Diabetes Resource Book

Our goal is to ensure people with diabetes and their families have the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about how to live life with diabetes. This book serves as a resource and guide for you.

Education Courses for Nurses and Caregivers

Community Nursing Education for Diabetes

Our diabetes management class benefits nurses who care for children in a non-home setting.

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Community Education for Diabetes

Our basic diabetes management class benefits those who care for a Diabetes Program patient in a non-home setting.

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Diabetes Resources at Your Fingertips

Download the free myChildren's app today to access Diabetes Tools4U resources.