Pediatric Diabetes

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Excellence in Pediatric Care

At UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, our pediatric endocrinology team is dedicated to providing the highest quality of compassionate, state-of-the-art care for children and families affected by diabetes and other endocrine disorders. Ranked No. 18 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, our pediatric endocrinology team is the top ranked program in the southeast. More than 1,000 children, teens and young adults choose University of Florida Health for diabetes treatment annually. Our multidisciplinary team includes certified diabetes educators, registered nurses, registered dieticians and pediatric endocrinologists. Together, we’re working to advance standards of excellence in diabetes care and management to help patients achieve the best results possible.


  • UF Health’s revolutionary type 1 diabetes basic science, translational research and patient care
    • Using autoantibody markers to predict type 1 diabetes risk
    • Many first-in-human studies seeking to prevent and reverse type 1 diabetes
    • Innovate media and technology platforms for diabetes education
    • #1 institution in JDRF funding – at a global level – for multiple years
  • National advocacy leadership in pediatric endocrinology
    • UF is home to past presidents of the American Diabetes Association and Pediatric Endocrine Society
    • Faculty on multiple NIH and foundation review panels
    • Two faculty rank in the top 10 most-cited authors in pediatric diabetes internationally
  • Stemming the tide in pediatric obesity
    • Individualized programs show BMI reductions
    • Public health impact maximized by partnerships
    • Fun ‘n’ Fit booths in clinic areas
  • Our pediatric endocrinology team includes:
    • 8 board-certified pediatric endocrinologists
    • 4 certified diabetes educators
    • 2 advanced registered nurse practitioners
    • 3 registered dietitians
    • 4 pediatric psychologists
    • 3 pediatric endocrinology fellows

Visit the UF Health Pediatric Endocrinology Website