We provide a variety of programs for children, teens, and young adults with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, lipid disorders, and obesity. We also bring together multidisciplinary care teams in transgender health, Turner syndrome, and thyroid disorders. Through our programs we offer:
- Individualized programs for patients that have shown BMI reductions.
- An expert team of pediatric endocrinologists, psychologists, and psychiatrists for transgender and gender-nonconforming youth.
- Our Turner syndrome program is one of the only centers in the southeastern United States.
- Treatment of common and complex thyroid disorders, including hypothyroidism, Graves disease, and thyroid cancer.
- Internationally-renowned physicians in this area
UF Health provides revolutionary Type 1 diabetes basic science, translational research and patient care. Because our pediatric endocrinologists work hand-in-hand with our basic science colleagues and collaborate with other researchers throughout the nation, we can push the boundaries of diabetes care and achieve success doing it.
The Pediatric Metabolic & Obesity program seeks to treat and prevent the serious complications that can develop from underlying hormone disorders related to excess weight gain. The multidisciplinary pediatric weight management program at UF, housed in the pediatric endocrine division, is located in the Children’s Medical Services building.
Florida Diabetes Camp is much more than just “camp.” In addition to the usual recreational activities associated with camping, scheduled diabetes education sessions are conducted by pediatric endocrinologists and diabetes educators at all programs. Caring individuals provide motivation and support for the children to learn self-care, independence in diabetes management and good self-esteem.
Prader-Willi syndrome, or PWS, is a genetic condition resulting from the loss of expression of paternal genes on chromosome 15. Individuals with PWS have low muscle tone, feeding issues in infancy, multiple endocrine issues and early-onset weight gain, can have compulsive and rigid behaviors, and typically develop an insatiable appetite later in childhood into adulthood.
UF Health’s Youth Gender Program is for transgender and gender nonconforming, or TGNC, youth and their families. We educate our patients and their families about gender identity development and gender nonconformity and offer services for social and medical transitioning.
Turner Syndrome, or TS, is a common genetic disorder that affects 1 in 2,000 females, and is associated with a wide array of possible manifestations including short stature, gonadal failure and cardiovascular disease.
In an effort to reduce the health-harming legal needs of our patients, we have partnered with Southern Legal Counsel (SLC) to offer the Healthy Kids Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP). An MLP is a partnership in which medical providers and lawyers work together to identify health-harming legal needs that create hardships for children and families.