Seattle Children’s Endocrinology and Diabetes is pleased to announce our new clinic created exclusively for pediatric patients with type 2 diabetes.

Why A Clinic Just for Type 2 Patients

Type 2 diabetes is increasing in the youth population. It affects people from a range of ethnic and racial groups and at all social and economic levels. Patients with type 2 diabetes need a multidisciplinary team to help achieve glycemic targets and lifestyle goals. Diabetes education and self-management skills are an essential component to this clinic.

Benefits

Our clinic was created to provide wraparound care from a multidisciplinary team. Our team includes endocrinology physicians, an athletic trainer, dietitians, social workers and a psychologist. They work together to provide top medical care and help our patients. Optimal management requires control of blood glucose, good nutrition and food planning, a physical activity program, and compliance with medication and monitoring.

Locations

The Type 2 Diabetes Clinic sees patients once a month at Sand Point Clinic (across from the main hospital campus) and South Clinic in Federal Way. Telehealth appointments are available for interim nutrition and athletic training follow-up.

Referrals

We are available and eager to provide care for all type 2 pediatric patients. Patients with a known diagnosis of type 2 diabetes managed by a non-Seattle Children’s provider must be referred to the Diabetes Clinic first to establish care. After their first appointment at Seattle Children’s, if the patient and family are still interested in enrolling in the type 2 clinic, the Seattle Children’s provider can make the referral to the type 2 clinic.

Patients with new-onset diabetes that is likely type 2 should be referred to our new-onset diabetes outpatient program. There is a formal new onset diabetes program that needs to be completed before transferring to the type 2 clinic.

Access and Capacity

Patients can be scheduled for a first appointment in the type 2 diabetes clinic within three months of referral (or within two months of their initial education class if they are new-onset patients). Patients should have their regular visits with their type 2 provider team every three months. We hope to increase the days we are in the clinic overtime to improve access and see more kids.

Clinical Team

  • Physicians: Grace Kim, MD, and Alyssa Huang, MD
  • APPs: Erin Alving, Kearstyn Leu
  • Endocrine RNs: Mike Meyers and Kirsten Duncan
  • Dietitians: Paula Woo, RD, and Tran Hang, RD
  • Athletic trainer: Carlos Orlinas
  • Social workers: Mary Ross and Jaime Weber
  • Psychologist: Ashley Moss, PhD

We welcome your type 2 diabetes patients and look forward to showing them what we can do for them in the way of medical management, education, training and support to lead a healthy life.

Endocrinology and Diabetes Program at Seattle Children’s

Referring a Patient to Endocrinology and Diabetes