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Nemours diabetes expert checks young girl's blood sugar.

When your child has diabetes, it can affect your whole family’s routines, schedules and meal planning. At Nemours, our diabetes care teams give you the tools, personalized care, education and support your family needs to manage your child’s condition. As Accredited Centers of Excellence by the American Diabetes Association, we’re here to help you and your family understand the condition and provide the guidance you need to manage your child’s diabetes as they grow. 

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Services We Offer for Diabetes in Kids

Services We Offer for Diabetes in Kids


Our Nemours board-certified pediatric endocrinologists are specially trained in treating type 1 diabetes (sometimes called “juvenile diabetes”) — the most common condition we treat. We also see kids with type 2 diabetes and maturity onset diabetes of youth (MODY), a rare genetic form of the disease.

Our full diabetes services, which may vary depending on the condition or location, may include:

  • blood sugar level monitoring (through glucose meters, continuous glucose monitoring)
  • certified diabetes education (support from our experts to help you and your child learn about and manage their condition)
  • continuous glucose monitoring therapy (to provide real-time blood sugar readings every few minutes)
  • hormonal deficiency tests (to check for hormone imbalances or issues)
  • insulin pump therapy and education (required classes on starting and using pump therapy)
  • nutrition assessment and therapy (education led by registered dietitians on food and drink choices to help manage diabetes) 
  • transitioning teens with diabetes (so they can advocate for themselves and manage their own care)
Why Choose Us for Diabetes Care

Why Choose Us for Diabetes Care


At Nemours, we take a team approach to caring for diabetes in children. That means (depending on the location) your child may see board-certified doctors, nurse practitioners, dietitians, social workers, psychologists, diabetes educators and nurses who specialize in treating diabetes in kids. We work together to create a personalized treatment plan designed just for your child.

Our diabetes doctors, care teams and researchers are also working to reverse the rise in type 2 diabetes — and to prevent childhood obesity. We want to help families make healthy lifestyle and nutrition choices by giving families information in the communities we serve.  

Nemours also participates in type 1 diabetes TrialNet, an international network of researchers exploring ways to prevent, delay and research the condition. We’re also involved in groundbreaking research and testing to improve the lives of some of the youngest children with diabetes.  

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Regional Diabetes Highlights 

Services, programs and care teams differ at each location. Call for details.

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We offer complete diabetes care at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children (Wilmington, Del.) and select Nemours duPont Pediatrics locations. 

  • ranked among the top pediatric endocrinology and diabetes programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report  
  • American Diabetes Association (ADA) Accredited Center of Excellence
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Recognition Award for dedication to the children of Delaware with diabetes
  • full-service diabetes program with management of the newest insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring systems
  • diabetes networking nights (educational opportunities, activities, support and socializing for patients and families)
  • participation in multiple research clinical trials involving development and treatment of diabetes
  • new onset diabetes education (information on daily diabetes management for families with a newly diagnosed child with type 1 or type 2 diabetes)
  • annual nutrition visits for all of our diabetes patients
  • refresher education classes on daily diabetes management
  • Diabetes Collaborative Clinic (combined diabetes endocrinology and psychology care)

We offer complete diabetes care at Nemours Children’s Hospital (Orlando) and select Nemours Children’s Specialty Care locations.

  • Accredited Center of Excellence by the American Diabetes Association (ADA)
  • large American Diabetes Association (ADA)-certified diabetes program with many specialists to meet the needs of Central Florida families
  • leader in Central Florida in providing patients with the latest technology (more than 30 percent of our diabetic patients are treated with insulin pumps and/or continuous glucose monitoring sensors)
  • links to camps and community support for children with diabetes
  • state-of-the-art Endocrine Infusion Center used for all types of outpatient hormonal stimulation tests (performing more than 1,000 hormonal tests per year)
  • multiple outpatient locations in Central Florida offering expert pediatric diabetes care

At Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville, we offer expert diabetes care (working with Wolfson Children’s Hospital). We also offer diabetes care at select Nemours Children’s Specialty Care satellite locations.

  • 24-hour on-call pediatric specialists for diabetes-related emergencies
  • Accredited Center of Excellence by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), treating 1,000 children with diabetes (90 percent with type 1)
  • pediatric endocrinologists ranked among “Best Doctors® in America”
  • highly trained team of certified diabetes educators 
  • links to camps and community support for children with diabetes
  • advanced technology and insulin and hypoglycemia management
  • treatment for cystic fibrosis-related diabetes
  • dietary and nutrition counseling
  • full-time counselor for individual and family counseling
  • Individualized Diabetes Education and Support (IDEAS) Clinic support for teens
  • partner in North Florida Pediatric Diabetes Center (with Wolfson Children’s Hospital), with access to state-of-the-art diagnostic screenings and other services 
  • research and clinical trials related to diabetes, obesity, growth and nutrition through The Nemours Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders
  • specialized program for children with poorly controlled diabetes management 
  • training the next generation of pediatric endocrinologists in collaboration with the University of Florida’s College of Medicine

We offer diabetes care for kids at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Pensacola and select satellite locations.

  • 24-hour, on-call pediatric specialists for diabetes-related emergencies
  • Accredited Center of Excellence by the American Diabetes Association (ADA)
  • recognized diabetes education program with the most current technology (using insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitors and electronic review of diabetes control)
  • convenient blood sugar reporting by email, fax or phone
  • in-office hemoglobin A1c testing
  • participation in research clinical trials involving development and treatment of diabetes
  • pediatric endocrinologists ranked among the “Best Doctors® in America”
  • research studies looking at new, longer-lasting growth hormone products
  • Camp Seale Harris (working with the camp to provide education, socializing and fun for kids with diabetes)
  • support group information for children and families
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