Norton Children’s Endocrinology, affiliated with UofL School of Medicine, aims to provide exceptional resources for children and families dealing with endocrine disorders, including Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
Christensen Family Diabetes Sports Medicine Program
Our pediartric endocrinologists want to empower children and young adults with diabetes to live long, healthy, active lives. Children and teens with Type 1 diabetes often can experience drastic changes in blood sugar levels during activity and exercise. That can affect a child’s safety and performance, especially when playing sports.
Different levels of exercise require different care. The Christensen Family Diabetes Sports Medicine Program provides individualized monitoring and education for children with Type 1 diabetes. The program’s goal is for everyone with diabetes to be able to maximize their performance, whether just playing outside or competing in organized sports. The program also conducts research into the management of diabetes in young athletes.
This specialized diabetes sports medicine program strives to provide children and young adults with Type 1 diabetes the same level of care that professional athletes with Type 1 diabetes receive.
The program is made possible through a donation to the Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation by Tony Christensen, in honor of his son, Mason, who has Type 1 diabetes.