Nemours Children's Clinic, Jacksonville
807 Children’s Way
Jacksonville, FL 32207
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Phone: (904) 697-3600
Phone: (904) 697-3759
Fax: (904) 697-3895
Weekends/after hours: (904) 697-3600
Routine blood sugar records and non-urgent questions:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the blood sugar reporting line
at (904) 202-8547.
Test results: (904) 697-3759 (Please wait one week after labs have been done)
For imaging: X-rays, ultrasound, and blood lab draws call: (904) 697-3405
Bring these forms for your first appointment:
Please request medication refills at the time you make your appointment – requests may take 48 hours to complete. Also, prescriptions will not be refilled if you have not been seen in our clinic in the past six months.
When calling for a refill, include:
Because an emergency can happen anywhere, being prepared is important. Depending on your child’s insulin regimen – injections or insulin pump therapy – the following items should be part of your child’s “Every Day Pack” and carried by you and your child at all times:
As a parent, you naturally know what it takes to provide and care for your child – how to keep your child safe and healthy. But when you’re faced with news that your child has Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes – also called juvenile diabetes – you may feel lost, not knowing what to do next.
At Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville, our board-certified pediatric endocrinologists and other diabetes experts understand. We treat infants, kids, and teens with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, as well as maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY) – a form of diabetes typically inherited from a parent – and, cystic fibrosis-related diabetes.
As a certified Center of Excellence by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), we’re prepared to help you and your child manage the disease with ongoing support, education, care, and access to the latest diabetes information, treatments, and trials.
Even though diabetes will bring some changes to kids’ lives, it shouldn’t affect much of their daily activities and routine. Soon, you and your child will feel comfortable with the diabetes routine – learning what’s average for their blood sugar levels, and most importantly, learning that living with diabetes is doable.
A diagnosis of juvenile diabetes brings with it some changes to your child’s and your family’s routine. Our pediatric diabetes program uses a family-centered team approach to helping your child build the confidence needed to manage the disease.
Once your child is diagnosed with diabetes, our team of diabetes experts will work with your family and your child to develop a treatment plan geared especially for your child. At first, you and your child will participate in frequent education and support classes to help you both gain the confidence you need to manage diabetes.
In addition to our care, we’ll give you diabetes resources from the ADA and other respected sources, to help you and others who care for your child when you’re not around know how to manage your child’s diabetes.
Our pediatric diabetes education program is a certified Center of Excellence by the American Diabetes Association. This distinction comes in recognition of our efforts to provide a high standard of diabetes care and education in collaboration with Wolfson Children’s Hospital, one of the many health providers we partner with to offer top-quality, comprehensive care.
Also, our pediatric diabetes education program was awarded the prestigious Certificate of Recognition (2009-2013) by the ADA for our Diabetes Self-Management Education program. This recognition means our diabetes center meets national standards for diabetes education, ensuring children with diabetes and their families receive quality and comprehensive diabetes self-management education.
Our resources offer children and families unmatched quality of care through system-wide research efforts and clinical studies. Some of the latest treatment therapies we offer include:
A microcomputer designed to provide a constant supply of insulin, as well as boluses of insulin with meals and when blood sugars are high, mimicking the job of the pancreas. It’s convenient, flexible, and accurate, and requires an extensive training process to learn how to use it properly and to prevent complications.
To be considered for pump therapy, you and your child must attend several educational sessions before and after pump therapy begins. Also, your child is required to stay at Wolfson Children’s Hospital for observation one day while insulin is placed in the pump for the first time and your child’s blood glucose is monitored.
Similar in size to a pager that can be attached to a belt or waistband, this device requires a small “sensor” to be inserted into the skin around the abdomen area. The sensor is connected to a small transmitter that automatically records glucose readings every 1 to 5 minutes and up to 7 days, depending on the manufacturer. These types of devices provide “real-time” glucose readings alarms when blood sugar is approaching too high or too low levels.
A support group for teens with diabetes to help them improve diabetes management and offer support. The class meets at Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville on the 6th floor, the last Wednesday of each month, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The group discusses different topics, such as the emotional side of living with diabetes, healthy coping, carbohydrate counting, stress management, and more.
To request a referral from your child’s pediatric endocrinologists, call
(904) 697-3031 or email@example.com.
An informative monthly class for children with diabetes considering insulin pump therapy.
Because of our dedicated physicians’ and scientists’ extensive research efforts, children diagnosed with multiple endocrine disorders from throughout the United States and abroad are referred to Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville to get expert care and advice of our pediatric endocrinologists.
Our Nemours pediatric endocrinologists actively participate in a Pediatric Fellowship Training Program in collaboration with the University of Florida’s College of Medicine to train the next generation of pediatric endocrinologists.