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2011 Press Releases
St. Joseph's Children's Specialty Center at Mease Countryside Hospital Hosts Type 1 Diabetes Panel


CLEARWATER, Fla., (August 1, 2011) ¾ A panel discussion designed to help children diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes manage the disease using new technology, dietary discretion and medical treatments will be held at the St. Joseph's Children's Specialty Center at Mease Countryside Hospital, Thursday, Aug. 4, at 5:30 p.m.

"How to Keep Your Child on Track Managing Type 1 Diabetes" is a free program that is offered as part of the Annual Children's Health and Wellness Seminar series that celebrates The Month of the Child.

Shuchi Shah, MD, pediatric endocrinologist, Cate White, RN, CDE, diabetes educator, and Ashley Daub, RD, pediatric dietitian, will discuss the following topics:

·         How children can make the best food choices at home or school

·         Carbohydrate counting

·         Insulin pumps

·         New technologies for children with Type 1 diabetes 

The St. Joseph's Children's Specialty Center is located in the Morton Plant Mease Professional Center North at 3253 McMullen Booth Rd. in Clearwater (north of Mease Countryside Hospital). The panel discussion will take place in the Skip Cline Society Education Conference Room.

An estimated one in every 400 children and adolescents has Type 1 diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. 

To register, go to or call (813) 644-6625. Space is limited.

For more information about the St. Joseph's Children's Specialty Center at Mease Countryside, call (813) 644-4336. 

About Mease Countryside Hospital

Mease Countryside Hospital is a 300-bed facility committed to improving the health of everyone it serves. Mease Countryside has been awarded nine Top 100 Hospital designations in the areas of stroke, orthopaedic, intensive care and overall care by the Solucient 100 Top Hospitals: National Benchmarks for Success. Mease Countryside is awarded with Magnet Designation for the second time by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the most prestigious national recognition of excellence in nursing care. Mease Countryside Hospital is located at 3231 McMullen Booth Rd., Safety Harbor, Fla.

About St. Joseph's Children's Hospital

As Tampa's first dedicated children's hospital, St. Joseph's Children's Hospital is designed to meet the unique needs of children and their families by providing high-tech pediatric health care in a family-centered, child-friendly environment. The 174-bed facility is home to a medical staff of nearly 260 physicians with approximately 155 pediatric specialists, representing almost every major pediatric sub-specialty. 

Part of the BayCare Health System, St. Joseph's Children's Hospital is the third largest children's hospital in Florida, providing more acute medical and surgical pediatric care than all other hospitals in Hillsborough County. 

About BayCare Health System

BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 10 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient's lifetime. With more than 200 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need. BayCare's family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony's, St. Joseph's, St. Joseph's Children's, St. Joseph's Hospital-North, St. Joseph's Women's, and South Florida Baptist. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at