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Diabetes treatment is provided by a team of health care professionals that consists of a physician, diabetes nurse educator, dietitian, and psychologist. We have psychologists who specialize in children with diabetes to provide children and with help and support in making lifestyle changes necessary to adhere to their diabetes regimen. We will work with you and your child to hold them accountable to following their meal plans, administering insulin, recording blood glucose and sticking to a regular exercise plan.
There are many children with Diabetes who live happy, well-balanced lives. Individual psychotherapy is a necessary component to give you and your child the support they need from people like us who understand their struggles. Our doctors have received advanced specialized training in Diabetes management at University of Florida/Shands Hospital, one the leading medical centers for medical psychology. We use Cognitive-Behavioral techniques to teach your child effective strategies to manage their diabetes and cope effectively with their condition. We will help your child to live the life they deserve without diabetes taking control. We will also help you to effectively work with your child to improve their compliance with their diabetes management with less fighting and resistance.