Giovanna Beauchamp Richards is a medical doctor who has completed her fellowship training in pediatric endocrinology at the University of Florida. Diagnosed at age 8, Dr. Gio has been living with type one diabetes for more than 20 years and it has fueled her desire to work with children, adolescents, and young adults with type one diabetes.
Dr Gio was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She received a B.S. in Social Sciences from Boston College, attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, and did her residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Her publications include “Can we prevent type 1 diabetes?”, a review paper on the current and past studies about type 1 diabetes prevention and a paper, published in Diabetes Care on her research regarding the screening guidelines for diabetic retinopathy. The transition of diabetes from pediatric to adult care is an evolving interest Dr. Gio wishes to explore further in her early career.