Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology
Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology Team
The Billings Clinic Pediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology Center team is led by Dr. Colleen Wood, a Billings Clinic pediatrician with a special interest in childhood diabetes.
Billings Clinic has the largest pediatric diabetes program in Montana and Wyoming.
The Goal of Billings Clinic Pediatric Diabetes Program
The Pediatric Diabetes Center at Billings Clinic is a comprehensive program for type 1 diabetes, type 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.
Many 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.
Additional Pediatric Endocrinology Services
Our team provides the full scope of endocrinology services for children including:
- Disorders of Growth
- The thyroid
- Adrenal Gland
- Gender Diversity
- Rare Genetic Diseases
- Turner Syndrome
- Klinefelter Syndrome
- Prader Willi Syndrome
- Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
- Disorders of Sexual Development
- And Many More
Three 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 Cody, WY.
Symptoms and Warning Signs
Symptoms or warning signs, of diabetes include:
- Frequent urination
- Excessive thirst
- Unusual hunger
- Weight loss
- 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