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Treating Your Child With Advanced Diagnostics and Treatments.
Disorders affecting the chemical processes in the body can cause a child to not only have physical problems, but social and emotional ones at all. Because the body’s glands control things such as growth, sexuality, weight management and energy levels, children and young adults may end up feeling different from their friends and peers, leading to isolation and low self-esteem.
At Florida Hospital for Children, our experts in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism are able to treat the whole child – mind, body and spirit – knowing that a single disorder can have repercussions at many levels.
If your child has endocrine issues, diabetes or metabolic disorders, you can trust Florida Hospital for Children to provide expert care on all levels. Our specially trained staff includes pediatric diabetes educators, a dietitian and a support team with an expertise in diabetes, obesity, failure to thrive and metabolic problems. Our special brand of care is very patient-centric, putting you and your child first in everything we do.
We make sure you understand everything about your treatment. To help you stay on track with appointments, tests and consultations, we offer the services of our Children’s Care Coordinator free of charge. The Coordinator serves as your concierge, ensuring you are aware of all appointments and providing you with the most up-to-date information available regarding your child’s disorder, including available clinical trials.
Common endocrine, diabetes and metabolic health issues treated at Florida Hospital for Children include:
Adrenal gland hypo/hyper function
Diabetes in childhood and adolescence
Early or delayed puberty
Enlarged thyroid gland (goiter)
Inborn errors of metabolism
Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
Ovarian and testicular dysfunction
Problems with vitamin D (rickets, hypocalcemia)
Trust the Endocrinology Experts
Our Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism program is known for:
Advanced diagnostics and therapies, ensuring that your child has the best chance of leading a normal, healthy life.
Compassionate, highly trained professionals who put you and your child at the center of everything we do. They understand the unique physiology of children and young adults and will go out of their way to help you make informed decisions regarding care.
An experienced support team that is multidisciplinary in its approach to diagnosing and treating health issues related to the endocrine system, diabetes and metabolism.
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Meet the Medical Director
Jorge J. Daaboul, MD
Dr. Daaboul has more than 25 years of experience in pediatric endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism health issues. Board-certified and fellowship-trained in pediatric endocrinology, Dr. Daaboul oversees a highly skilled team of endocrinologists and support staff who provides our young patients with the most advanced treatments available for endocrine, diabetes and metabolism related issues. They understand all too well that the formative years can be severely affected by issues related to endocrine system and metabolism disorders as well as diabetes.