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Contemplating moving to Tampa, Fl; Type 1 Services?

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by redgeraniums, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. redgeraniums

    redgeraniums New Member

    Aug 3, 2007
    Has anyone moved to another state to find better services for their children?
    I just don't think I have the intestinal fortitude to fight this school system for another year!

    Any Floridians with advice on what services are available, there? Specifically, Schools/Counties that make accommodations for Type 1 kids? I'm having such a hard time with my local city school system, but housing isn't affordable in the rest of Northern Virginia, so I'm considering moving closer to my sis in Valrico.

    Several schools in the Tampa area get "10 out of 10" ratings on the greatschools website; I wish there was a reportcard for how well they're accommodating disabilities. My son has Type 1; my daughter has Asperger's Syndrome and Celiac.

    Can you recommend any good ped. endos. in the Tampa area?

    I would so appreciate any advice you can provide!
    Garrison, age 9, dxd Nov-2002, pumping Cozmo Nov-2005
    Chloe, age 7, dxd Asperger's Sept-2004, Celiac/Allergies Sept-2006
    Jackson, age 20 months
  2. Caynuns mom

    Caynuns mom Approved members

    Apr 14, 2007
    USF group of Endocrinologists located in Tampa and St. Petersburg. My son goes to Dr.Malone who is not only T1 himself but he's been a diabetic specialist for over 30 yrs. He's Awesome!!!
    The staff is excellent and the Diabetic nurse specialist is Fantastic! If you need a phone number to see if you can switch let me know and I'll PM one to you.
  3. Bugzy

    Bugzy Approved members

    Mar 29, 2007
    I know in Canada, I would love to move to another province. For instance, in Ontario, the health care systems pays for pumps and supplies for children with Type 1. There are other provinces as well that do this
  4. Mommaof7

    Mommaof7 Approved members

    Jun 19, 2007
    I would move in a heartbeat, my husband on the other hand won't.
  5. nantomsuethom

    nantomsuethom Approved members

    Dec 23, 2005
    Hi Beka,
    There are 2 groups of pedi endos. The group that was mentioned in the previous post. Dr. Malone is one of them in that group, I know there is at least 2 more pedi endos in St. Pete (All Childrens Hospital) and USF maybe 3. From what other parents tell me they are all great.
    There are also 2 pedi endos at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital - Dr. Lin (female) and Dr. DeClue (male).
  6. shirley83006

    shirley83006 Approved members

    Sep 14, 2006
    my daughter also see someone who is working with USF ,her ped. endo. was working with lee memorial health systems but moved on to USF and so that we dont loose him he comes down to fort myers to see his patients here too. his name is Dr. Jeriamiah Nelson. he is so good. he has had Diabeties type 1 since he was 9 years old. i highly recommend him.
  7. dreama

    dreama Approved members

    Mar 5, 2007
    i live on the east coast of florida, and the schools here are over crowded. we send our dd to a private school, where the nurse there is the very best. the cost to living (on the east coast) is awful. with taxes and insurance and the aveage rent running around $1000 a month or more for nicer neighborhoods. we were wanting to move ourselves. we are looking into north carolina, the missions childrens hospital in asheville i only hear good things about. florida has florida kidcare, we pay a monthly bill of around $120, plus $5 per prescription and office visits. best of luck to you:D
  8. mischloss

    mischloss Approved members

    Dec 5, 2005
    Atlanta GA has great doc's and facilities. Schools for the most part are very helpful. You will need to go a bit out of the metro area to get affordable housing. But one of the best places for raising kids! And not as far as Florida! :)
  9. WendyFL

    WendyFL Approved members

    Aug 6, 2007
    Well, I have found the cost of living, housing in particular, to be rather prohibitive here in Florida. We moved here from Montana 2 1/2 years ago, and have been living in a very small RV behind my parents' house this whole time!

    Well, actually, last February we finally found a place that might have been within reach--but my husband up and left us--moved himself out to California! But I have been seriously thinking of moving some place cheaper, like southeast Tennessee or something.

    As far as diabetes care, Jen goes to Gainesville for her care.

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