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The Diabetes and Endocrinology Center at Wolfson Children’s Hospital offers world-class diagnosis, treatment, and management of diabetes and endocrine disorders. Wolfson Children’s Hospital has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation for pediatric diabetes and endocrinology.

Our pediatric endocrinologists are Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville, sub-specialists who are dedicated to research, diagnosis, treatment and management of diabetes, endocrine disorders and metabolic syndromes. Our multidisciplinary staff also includes certified diabetes educators, registered nurses, registered dieticians and who work together to help you and your child achieve the best results.

Our team works with each patient and family to provide personalized, comprehensive care to manage a wide range of conditions including Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, hypoglycemia, thyroid, adrenal, pituitary, growth and maturation, and metabolism disorders.

Our Programs and Services

Northeast Florida Pediatric Diabetes Center
When your child is diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes, the Northeast Florida Pediatric Diabetes Center will guide you to finding the personalized treatment and management plan that is just right for your child. The center, a partnership between Wolfson Children's Hospital and Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville, is located at 820 Prudential Drive (in the Howard Building) Suite 303, Jacksonville, Florida 32207. To make an appointment, please call 904.202.8547.

Clinical Studies and Research
Dr. Nelly Mauras, Dr. Larry Fox, and many other specialists who are a part of our Diabetes and Endocrinology team are involved in cutting-edge studies funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. These dedicated leaders have been recognized for helping patients live healthier lives while driving toward a cure for diabetes. To learn more, please call 904.202.8547.

Family and Individual Counseling
A diagnosis of diabetes or any endocrine-related disorder affects not only your child, but your whole family. Help in coping with the special challenges of these conditions is offered by a dedicated, licensed clinical social worker who provides compassionate family and individual counseling. To make an appointment, please call 904.202.8547.

Adolescent Support Group
Diabetes management takes work. As your child moves into the teen years, she may not stick to her diabetes regime as well as before. This is often caused by feeling different from her peers because of the disease. To help get through this difficult time, our Adolescent Support Group offers understanding and encouragement to children with poorly controlled diabetes. To make an appointment, please call 904.202.8547.

Insulin Pump Classes
Insulin pumps offer greater choices in when and what your child eats, eliminate individual injections and reduce severe low blood glucose episodes. You can learn more about them and whether they make sense for your child by attending our monthly insulin pump classes for interested families. To make an appointment, please call 904.202.8547.

Referrals

Physician Appointment - Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville,
A physician’s referral may be required before making an appointment with a pediatric endocrinologist at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville. Nemours pediatric endocrinologists are located:

Near Wolfson Children’s Hospital at 807 Children’s Way, Jacksonville, FL 32207.

Near Baptist Medical Center South at 14785 Old St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville, FL 32258.

Phone: 904.697.3600 or click on Nemours Children’s Specialty Care for more information.

Please check insurance coverage before calling.

Inpatient Referrals - Wolfson Children’s Hospital
Phone: 904.202.KIDS (5437)
or 1.877.240.KIDS (5437)
Transport is available via our Kids Kare Mobile Intensive Care Units or Life Flight.

Resources for Parents and Families

American Diabetes Association (ADA)
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
Children with DIABETES

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