Commit to Your Child's Health Today
A full and healthy future begins with a whole-hearted commitment to your child’s health, right now. That's especially true when it comes to concerns about the endocrine system and conditions like juvenile diabetes. With AdventHealth's powerful network of care behind you, together we can guide your child toward a healthy future by instilling smart habits now.
A nutritious diet, plenty of exercise, and a little focus on everyday wellness can play a huge role in preventing diseases such as juvenile diabetes, childhood obesity, and other potentially life-threatening conditions. Our pediatric endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism experts put you and your child at the center of everything we do. We understand the nuanced physiology of children and young adults, and we’ll go out of our way to help you make informed decisions today and tomorrow.
Guided, Collaborative Metabolic Care
- Diagnosing Pediatric Metabolic Conditions
Excessive thirst, frequent trips to the bathroom, spikes in hunger or fatigue. If you notice your child is experiencing any of these new issues, lean on AdventHealth for help. Together, with your child’s primary care physician and our pediatric endocrinologists, we’ll examine your child’s full medical history and day-to-day health habits to get to the root of their metabolic or endocrine condition. Across our network of care, our specialized physicians, full-service labs, and imaging centers are equipped with the following tools and innovations to help diagnose endocrine and metabolic disorders:
- Blood Tests
- Physical Exams
- Stimulation Testing
- Urine Tests
- Other Specialized Diagnostics
And because we know it’s not easy for kids to be in and out of labs and hospitals for testing, our pediatric endocrinology specialists approach every visit and every test with patience and kid-friendly touches, whether it’s sending them off to play in one of our engaging play areas or doing what we can to keep them smiling.
- Treating a Range of Pediatric Metabolic Conditions
Any time your child’s metabolic health comes into question, it’s natural to feel scared, frustrated, and powerless. It’s why from the moment you come to us in search of answers, AdventHealth is here to empower you with access to some of the industry's brightest experts in pediatric endocrinology. From diagnosis of metabolic disorders, to proven treatments, to ongoing day-to-day support and guidance, our multidisciplinary team is committed to educating you and your child every step of the way as you overcome the following types of conditions:
- Adrenal Gland Hypo/Hyper Function
- Ambiguous Genitals/Intersex
- Early or Delayed Puberty
- Enlarged Thyroid Gland (Goiter)
- Growth Problems
- Inborn Errors of Metabolism
- Juvenile Diabetes (Type 1 Diabetes) in Children and Adolescents
- Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia)
- Ovarian and Testicular Dysfunction
- Pituitary Disorders
- Problems with Vitamin D (Rickets, Hypocalcemia)
- Thyroid Disorders
No matter the diagnosis, we do our best to make you and your child feel at home within our dedicated pediatric care centers.
- Treatments for Pediatric Endocrinology Disorders
When your child’s health is off-track metabolically, the pediatric endocrinology specialists at AdventHealth will guide them back on the path to wellness through our interdisciplinary care plan, whether you child need treatments for juvenile diabetes, a thyroid disorder, childhood obesity or another metabolic or endocrine condition. Our endocrinology experts will work closely with you and your child’s primary physician and other teams to create an individualized treatment plan that may include one or a combination of the following:
- Exercise and Weight Management Programs
- Hormone Replacement Therapy
- Mental-Health Counseling
Between visits, we’re always here to answer any questions, talk through your concerns, and keep you up-to-date on the latest advances and breakthroughs. And because your endocrinology concerns may never go away, we'll be there to help guide you and your child now and long into the future for a lifetime of wellness.
- Juvenile Diabetes Treatments
A type 1 diabetes diagnosis can not only impact your child, it can lead to lifestyle changes for your entire family. Take heart knowing you're not alone. One in every 400 children in the U.S. has type 1 diabetes, and our leading children's hospitals are nationally recognized for our care in diagnosing, treating, and managing diabetes in our youngest patients. We call it whole-person care, and it means we'll take extra time to explain every test and guide you and your family as you navigate the lifestyle, nutritional, and wellness changes that come with a new diagnosis.
And because type 1 diabetes requires a lifetime of attention, our network of endocrinologists, metabolism experts, nutritionists, and more will be there to provide continued diabetes support once your little one strides into adulthood. We'll be with you at every age, and at every stage of Type 1 Diabetes Management.