Pediatric Diabetes Care


Welcome to our outpatient centers offering diabetes care with a team approach.

Pediatric Diabetes Care

Welcome to our outpatient centers offering diabetes care with a team approach.

Pediatric Diabetes Care

Children with diabetes can live a normal, healthy, active life. The Broward Health Pediatric Diabetes Centers are comprehensive outpatient centers offering diabetes care with a team approach to address all of the needs of pediatric patients and their families. 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.

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    Meet The Staff

    Photo of Ernesto Blanco, MD

    Ernesto Blanco, MD

    Pediatric Endocrinology

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    Lital Reitblat, MD

    Pediatric Endocrinology

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    Risa Wolf, MD

    Pediatric Endocrinology

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    Shelley Nicholls, RN, CDE

    Pediatric Diabetes Education

    Photo of Jessica Valenzuela, PhD

    Jessica Valenzuela, PhD

    Pediatric Psychologist

    Camp Coral Kids

    South Florida’s Only Day Camp for Children With Diabetes

    For more than 20 years, Broward Health Coral Springs has been the home of South Florida’s only day camp for children with diabetes. At Camp Coral Kids, children ages 5½-11 years old with diabetes can connect with other children who understand what they are going through in a fun, educational, and medically supervised environment. For more information on Camp Coral Kids please call 954-344-3344.

    Two weeks of camping includes fun activities, such as:

    Fun outings

    Carb counting

    Nutrition, snacks

    Crafts

    Dance

    Swimming

    Diabetes games

    ... and much more!

    Camp Coral Kids