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(406) 238-2307
(800) 332-7156, ext. 2307
Location:
2800 10th Ave. N
Billings, MT 59101

Billings Clinic has the largest pediatric diabetes program in Montana and Wyoming.

In 1999, the Billings Clinic Classic fundraiser , raised over $200,000 for diabetes prevention and treatment. As a result, a pediatric diabetes program coordinator was hired and the Billings Clinic Pediatric Diabetes Center was formed.

The Pediatric Diabetes Team

The Billings Clinic Pediatric Diabetes Center team includes Dr. Fred Gunville , a Billings Clinic pediatrician with a special interest in childhood diabetes. Also on the team are Tami Nelson, LPN; Jodie Pekovich RD, CDE, LN and Stephanie Selzler.RD, LN.

The Goal of Billings Clinic Pediatric Diabetes Program

The Pediatric Diabetes Center at Billings Clinic is a comprehensive program for type 1 diabetestype 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. The goal of the Pediatric Diabetes Center team is to improve the quality of life for each pediatric diabetes patient and family member in caring for and controlling diabetes through education, medications and use of the most current technology, including insulin  pump therapy.

One-third of our patients use insulin pump therapy, which has been successful in decreasing the level of stress for the patient and family members on a day-to-day basis. The insulin pump improves the control of the blood sugar level and reduces the chances of long-term complications.

Billings Clinic Pediatric Diabetes Center has the largest pediatric diabetes program in Montana and Wyoming with over 200 children, teens and young adults undergoing treatment.

Four Locations to Serve Our Pediatric Diabetes Patients

Our Pediatric Diabetes Center team sees patients at Billings Clinic Pediatric Center in Billings as well as at outreach clinics in Bozeman  and Miles City, MT and Cody, WY.

Symptoms, or warning signs, of diabetes include:
  • Frequent urination
  • Excessive thirst
  • Unusual hunger
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Frequent infections
  • Blurred vision
  • Cuts or bruises that heal very slowly
  • Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet
  • Recurring skin, gum or bladder infections
  • Often, there are no warning signs

 

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