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Pediatric Diabetes Educators

Lyles-resizeShannon Lyles, BSN, RN, CDE

After joining the University of Florida Department of Pediatric Endocrinology in 2002 as a Registered Nurse Specialist, Shannon became a Certified Diabetes Educator in 2005, and now teaches newly diagnosed and established patients, caregivers, and school nurses about diabetes management. Shannon sees patients for routine clinic visits, coordinates the insulin pump program, develops educational material, and many other things to help improve the lives of her patients living with diabetes. Since 1998 Shannon has volunteered with Florida Camps for Children & Youth with Diabetes (FCCYD), participating in various weekend and weeklong programs throughout the year. Shannon has served on the Medical Advisory Board and is currently on the Board of Directors. Shannon obtained her BSN degree from the University of Central Florida.

Patrick-resizeShannon Patrick, ARNP, MSN

Shannon has been a practitioner with the Pediatric Endocrinology division since 2004 working with children, teens, and young adults with diabetes, pre-diabetes, and dyslipidemia. She worked at Shands Hospital at the University of Florida for many years in pediatrics, bone marrow transplant, and in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit while attending the University of Florida to obtain her Master’s degree in nursing. Shannon attends clinics, manages insulin regimens between visits, provides education to patients, their families and to other health care providers, staffs Florida Diabetes Camp sessions, and coordinates care with schools and other providers. Shannon enjoys helping young people with diabetes learn how to manage their diabetes so they can achieve their full potential and become productive and happy adults.