Pediatric Diabetes Center at Fort Lauderdale
789 S. Federal Highway , Suite 106
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Pediatric Diabetes Center
The Broward Health Pediatric Diabetes Center is a comprehensive outpatient center offering diabetes care with a team approach to address all of the needs of pediatric patients and their families. Children with diabetes can live a normal, healthy, active life. Our goal is to provide the necessary resources to help our patient continue activities being done prior to diagnosis - playing sports, going to birthday parties and playing with friends - and guide them in managing their diabetes around their normal routines.
The program offers a comprehensive team of specialists including pediatric endocrinologists, nutritionists, psychologists and certified diabetes educators – all under one roof and who can be seen in one visit.
- Pediatric Endocrinologist: Oversees the patient’s medical care team and helps you achieve the best diabetes control to meet the ADA goal Hemoglobin A1C of 7.5%. Any other endocrine disorders will also be managed.
- Certified Diabetes Educator: Reviews blood sugars and trends. Helps guide the families in managing high blood sugars and low blood sugars. Demonstrates continuous glucose monitors and the different methods of insulin administration including syringes, insulin pens and insulin pumps.
- Nutritionist: Helps maintain a healthy diet, which every child should do. Will assist with meal planning for the patient and the entire family, teach and review carbohydrate counting and explain how to manage holidays such as Halloween or Thanksgiving, or special occasions (birthday parties, barbecues, etc.)
- Psychologist: Available for patients and their families to aid with coping, medication adherence, anxiety, depression and overall mental health.