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Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

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The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes offers a wide variety of clinical services, research and training opportunities. In addition to the diagnosis and treatment of endocrinological problems, our faculty members are also involved in a variety of basic science and clinical research.

The division is staffed by a team of physicians and nurses, including certified diabetes educators. The division offers expertise in all areas of pediatric endocrinology, including disorders of growth, puberty, sex differentiation, glucose metabolism, bone and mineral metabolism, the pituitary/hypothalamus, the thyroid, the adrenal and the gonads.

The Johns Hopkins Pediatric Diabetes Center employs a multidisciplinary approach in which a team consisting of physicians, nurse educators, a dietician, a behavioral health specialist and a social worker provides comprehensive care of children and adolescents with diabetes, including cystic fibrosis-related diabetes, and support to their families.

Endocrinology and Diabetes FAQ with Dr. Sheela Magge

Sheela Magge, director of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, provides an overview of the division, the care of diabetes patients and their families, research innovations and why she is honored to care for patients at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

Diabetes nurse practitioner Julia Tracey and endocrinologist Sheela Magge with a patientDiabetes nurse practitioner Julia Tracey and endocrinologist Sheela Magge with a patient.

Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Programs and Centers

Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Research

  • Discovering genetic modifiers of cystic fibrosis-related diabetes and other endocrine complications of CF
  • Understanding the cause of osteoporosis/skeletal fragility in childhood and identifying treatment targets
  • Delineating the relationship between differential body composition and cardiometabolic risk
  • Use of technology to improve care and outcomes in youth with diabetes
  • Investigating the role of adipokines and understanding their role in lipid and glucose metabolism

Read about the research activities of the program faculty.

Featured Stories

David Cooke, MD

Interview: David Cooke on Klinefelter’s

Had he been practicing some 40 years ago, pediatric endocrinologist David Cooke’s profile of patients with Kleinfelter syndrome would’ve differed sharply from today’s view.

Pediatric nurse educator Loretta Clark teaches patients how to use the latest technology to manage their diabetes

Personalizing Diabetes Care

People with type 1 diabetes have to learn how to deal with their disease. Those that manage their blood sugar well know the intricate dance of how to deal with a variety of situations: a serving of a coworker’s birthday cake, playing sports, dealing with a bout of stomach flu.

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