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Josh Karels

For Minnesota boy, hockey is more than a game

For 15-year-old Josh Karels, who was diagnosed with multisystem autoimmune disease, an illness that causes the body's inflammatory system to destroy healthy organs, the bonds built through hockey are the foundation of his life.

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Get to know Children’s – Minnetonka patient care manager, nurse

Erin Curtis, RN, BSN, is the patient care manager for the surgery center in Minnetonka, where teams perform more than 3,200 outpatient surgeries each year.

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Children’s Physician Access is available 24/7 with a representative on the line throughout the call to assist with referrals, consultations and admissions and to provide general information.

Locations and Contact Us

Visiting us? Get all the information you need to get to our locations and contact us.

Resources

We know you may want to dig for more information about diabetes and endocrinology, so we gathered these easy-to-digest materials and resources from pediatric organizations in Minnesota and beyond.

What to expect

Choosing Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota to care for your child’s diabetes or endocrine disorder is a big step. Of course, there will be many more steps to come as your child progresses from diagnosis to initial treatment to long-term care of the disease. But our expert team will be there to guide you.

Meet the team

Outcomes and research

The primary focus of research has been regarding finding improved treatments for pediatric patients and finding ways to bring state of the art disease management and technology to pediatric patients.  The clinic has 2.4 FTE research staff to assist with current projects.

Conditions and Services

The diabetes and endocrine program at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota offers a full range of services. You might know us as the largest treatment program for kids with type 1 diabetes in the state. But that isn’t all we do. We’re experts on anything involving endocrine glands and the hormones they release.

Diabetes & Endocrinology

At Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, we care for more young patients with type 1 diabetes — the type typically found in children and teens — than any other medical center in the state. We also treat a smaller but growing number of teens with type 2 diabetes.