Diabetes Center for Children

The Diabetes Center for Children (DCC) at CHOP is dedicated to excellence
in patient care, education and research. We are one of the largest centers in the
country dedicated to the treatment and study of diabetes in children.

Leader in Diabetes & Endocrinology

CHOP earned the No. 1 spot on U.S.News & World Reports Honor Roll of Best Children’s Hospitals for 2013-14. Diabetes and Endocrinology were spotlighted in the U.S. News survey. Learn more»

Why Choose Us?

  • Experience – Our team treats more than 2,500 children with diabetes each year. We are committed to researching and using the latest technology available to manage diabetes.
  • Team approach – Our diabetes team partners with patients and families to encourage independence, self-reliance and collaboration.
  • Patient-family education and support – Our programs and services are always evolving as we seek new ways to help patients and families manage diabetes.
  • Commitment to serving our community – Our team members participate in various local events for diabetes education to help raise awareness in the community.

Programs and Support Services

Find information for newly diagnosed, learn about our Cystic Fibrosis-Related Diabetes Program and Nutrition Program, and check out our family education and support services.

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Diabetes Research

Diabetes research at CHOP is designed to improve treatment options and advance the current knowledge of diabetes.



Upcoming Events

Sibshops at CHOP - For 6- to 12-year-old brothers and sisters of children with special healthcare needs. Find more information»

Camp for Kids With Diabetes

Diabetes camp is a great opportunity for kids with diabetes to enjoy a fun week making friends and learning life skills in diabetes care. Find a camp near you »

Online Diabetes Education

Our newest resource — Online Diabetes Education — makes learning about diabetes and diabetes self-management easier for teens with diabetes and their families.

Diabetes e-Newsletter

Check out our latest issue of Diabetes News – a newsletter with useful information for patients with diabetes and their families.

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Patient Stories

A summer working at a diabetes camp helped Ellen refocus on control of her diabetes.


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Story of Giving to the DCC and CHOP

Jackson turned $10 seed money from his school project into a $600 donation to the Diabetes Center at CHOP.

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