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Pediatric Care

More than 1,000 diabetes youth patients travel throughout the state for treatment at the University of Florida. Tests to identify children genetically at risk for diabetes before they develop it and doctors knowing how to pinpoint a dangerous brain swelling in diabetic children are just some of the ways UF has become a national leader in pediatric diabetes research and care. But diabetes isn’t where the expertise ends. The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida boasts the world’s largest center for glycogen storage disease, the nation’s largest program for Prader-Willi syndrome and clinics for a range of metabolic and endocrine disorders, such as obesity. The work doesn’t stop in the clinic, either. Faculty members have helped establish camps for children with diabetes and are advocates for better nutrition in schools.

The UF Department of Pediatric Endocrinology provides a variety of clinics for children, teens and young adults with Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, lipid disorders (high cholesterol or triglycerides) and obesity. Please note that these clinics require a referral from the patient’s primary care provider.

Referrals can be made by calling (352) 334-1390. Please ask for pediatric endocrinology.

Returning patients can cancel, schedule or reschedule appointments by calling (352) 265-8250.

Diabetes Clinics

These clinics are provided for children, teens and young adults with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes at both the Children’s Medical Services Building on SW 16th Avenue and the Shands at UF Medical Plaza building located on campus.  Patients must be referred to these clinics by their primary care provider.

Pediatric Lipid Disorders and Obesity Clinics

These clinics provide multi-disciplinary care for children with hereditary disorders causing high cholesterol and children who are obese with a coexisting medical condition such as high blood pressure, abnormal blood glucose levels, or high cholesterol levels. Care is provided by a team of doctors, nurse practitioners, psychologists, and registered dieticians who work together to optimize health and prevent secondary consequences of these disorders through lifestyle change and management of medical problems. Patients must be referred to these clinics by their primary care provider.

Insulin Pump Classes

These classes are taught by Shannon Lyles, BSN, RN, CDE and provide an introduction to insulin pump therapy. Patients must be referred to these classes by their pediatric endocrinologist or diabetes care provider.  To see if you are a good candidate to become an insulin pump user, please talk to your care provider.

Clinic Locations