The lipid clinic at Dayton Children’s provides treatment plans for children with lipid disorders including:
- High cholesterol
- High triglycerides
- Insulin resistance syndrome (this is a prediabetic condition involving high triglycerides, high blood pressure, obesity, high fasting insulin level)
- Diseases or disorders of obesity
The lipid clinic team includes pediatricians, nurses and dietitians with additional training in management of lipid disorders and obesity.
Services We Offer:
- Medical nutrition therapies
- Exercise prescription
- Lifestyle changes
- Individual medical assessment of risk factors of being overweight
What happens at the visit?
The physician provides a full physical evaluation, reviews all preordered laboratories and offers medical nutrition analysis. The lipid clinic team provides assessment, further testing and initiates a treatment plan. After evaluation, tests for exercise tolerance, sleep apnea, cardiac function (echocardiogram), and oral glucose tolerance may be ordered. These tests will allow us to design the best treatment option for your child..
What are the treatments offered at the lipid clinic?
We offer specially designed dietary plans for each child. A full exercise prescription is also provided based on the child's ability and/or medical condition. Other treatments, such as medication, an inpatient program or surgery are discussed on an individual basis.
Meet Our Team
Appointments are made by referral only from a physician.
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