About the subsections in the clinic

Two special sub sections of the diabetes center focus on congenital hyperinsulinism (CHI) and on Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes (CFRD). The leading clinical experience in conservative treatment and the unique molecular studies in CHI have been recognized worldwide both in international oral presentations and in manuscripts published in leading journals. The continuous joint effort of the CF center and pediatric diabetes team to control and improve glucose monitoring of patients with CFRD has come to a better understanding of optimization of CFRD treatment and has also resulted in innovative studies and publication.

The growth development and puberty center also operates on both campuses. Consultation services across the pediatric services (regular wards, intensive care, pediatric surgery, neonatal intensive care, nurseries and pediatric psychiatry ward) are supplemented by ambulatory service of 2000 outpatient visits and 500 hormone stimulation tests annually. 4 pediatric endocrinologists and one fellow are involved in this operation during 4-5 clinics and 2 day care sessions per week. The unique population of Jerusalem that is constituted from several ethnic backgrounds and includes a high percentage of consanguinity marriages in the Palestinian population exposes the team to unique conditions and diseases that are seen by other programs only in textbooks. Obviously, obesity, special relevant syndromes (e.g. Prader-Wili) and conditions related to the thyroid, adrenal, gonad, parathyroid, and pituitary are also evaluated in these clinics.