Support for Managing Diabetes
We know a child’s diabetes diagnosis can feel overwhelming to the entire family. That’s where our team of experts at Wolfson Children’s can help. The Wolfson Pediatric Diabetes Center brings together all the resources needed to help manage diabetes, so your kid can get back to being a kid.
The Wolfson Pediatric Diabetes Center is the only place of its kind in the area that brings together the most skilled team and resources for the management of childhood diabetes through education and support. Wolfson Children's Hospital has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the 50 best children's hospitals in the nation for diabetes and endocrinology.
Diabetes Conditions We Help You Manage
- Type 1 diabetes
- Type 2 diabetes
- Impaired glucose tolerance (pre-diabetes)
- Maturity-onset diabetes of youth (MODY)
- Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes (CFRD)
Programs and Services
Family and Individual Counseling
A diagnosis of diabetes affects not only your child, but your whole family. Support is offered by a dedicated, licensed clinical social worker who provides compassionate family and individual counseling.
Diabetes management takes work. It can be stressful and coping can be a challenge. That's why we organize support groups to offer your child and entire family understanding and encouragement.
Insulin Pump Classes
Insulin pumps eliminate individual injections and may improve diabetes control. You can learn more about them and whether they make sense for your child by attending one of our monthly insulin pump overview classes.
Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)
Continuous glucose monitors can alert users when blood sugar levels are irregular. Our team can help you decide if it's right for your child.
Information for Patients, Families & Schools
We've compiled this list of online resources our patients and families find useful. Links to diabetes organizations, education and medication savings cards.
This video series is a helpful introduction to diabetes, created by University of Michigan.
Learn how illness may affect your child’s blood sugar control and how to manage it.
Diabetes at School
Learn more about a DMMP, which details your child's specific diabetes needs for their school. You can also download a Fillable DMMP (PDF).
Learn more about a 504 Plan, which insures your child has the same access to education as others, and download a model plan to customize.
Resources for school staff and teachers. You can also watch staff training videos.
The Pediatric Diabetes Center team includes board-certified pediatric endocrinologists, registered dietitians, specially trained nurses and certified pediatric diabetes educators who are all well-practiced in caring for children with diabetes.
The Wolfson Pediatric Diabetes Center serves the North Florida and South Georgia community and is located on the campus of Wolfson Children's Hospital.