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Youth Diabetes Prevention Clinic

The Youth Diabetes Prevention Clinic is an outpatient clinic for adolescents (aged 10 and up) who show signs of prediabetes or risk factors for the development of type 2 diabetes.

The clinic team includes Indiana University School of Medicine faculty members specializing in the prevention of type 2 diabetes, as well as nurse practitioners, dietitians, and health coaches who will work with patients and families to develop individualized plans for staying healthy.

An Individualized Plan For Each Patient

Our unique team approach to prevention of type 2 diabetes includes clinical evaluation by physicians and nurse practitioners who specialize in the prevention of diabetes and the risk factors associated with obesity and the development of diabetes. Laboratory evaluation of blood sugar and cholesterol levels will be done at the clinic visit. Patients will also have one-on-one meetings with a dietician for dietary evaluation, education on healthy eating and assistance with dietary goal setting and planning . The health coaches will work with families of patients who have high risk for the development of type 2 diabetes to set goals for nutrition and physical activity. The health coaches will follow up with the patient and families between clinic visits. Follow up appointments with the clinic staff and referrals will be determined on a case by case basis and will be determined by each patient’s risk factors. Each patient’s treatment plan is individualized to the unique needs of the patient and family.

For more information about clinic services, please call Lisa Smith at 317.278.9615 or by email smithlg@iupui.edu.

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