Welcome to the paediatric diabetes clinic at McMaster Children’s Hospital.

For information on our Type 1 Diabetes program please click here

For information on our Type 2 Diabetes program please click here

Referral Process

If you would like your child to have an appointment, ask your doctor to refer your child to the Pediatric Diabetes Clinic.

We welcome all children and youth up to 18 years of age, including children who have just learned they have diabetes and those who have had diabetes for many years.

Referrals are made from a pediatrician, family doctor or nurse practitioner by faxing the required form to the specialist as instructed below.

STEP 1: For instructions, please refer to the following document: How to refer a Patient

STEP 2: Review the Guidelines for a Pediatric Diabetes Referral to a Tertiary Care Centre: Consultation to tertiary PDEP

STEP 3: Complete and fax a Diabetes referral form: Pediatric Diabetes Program Referral Form

All referrals can be faxed directly to the clinic at 905-521-5056.

Urgent Referrals:

The clinics are not for emergencies. If your child needs to be seen on an urgent basis, please contact your family doctor or go to your local emergency department.

Our clinic is also involved in research and outreach visits to community hospitals. We are part of the Ontario Pediatric Diabetes Network.