Paediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology

This sub-specialty involves treating children and young people with illnesses linked to their hormones (endocrine system).

What makes a Paediatric Endocrinologist? (Diabetes & Endocrinology Paediatrician)

A Paediatric Endocrinologist is a doctor who has special expertise in looking after children and young people with hormone disorders. These can affect growth or pubertal development and have significant effects on a child’s physical and emotional well-being. The conditions managed can include normal variations in growth and puberty; either over- or under-activity of the pituitary, thyroid and adrenal glands; endocrine related obesity and more complex disorders of sex development and metabolic bone disease.

Paediatric endocrinologists link closely with other tertiary specialties including surgeons, gynaecologists, geneticists and adult endocrinologists in an effort to provide coordinated and comprehensive care as well as transition services. Many paediatric Endocrinologists are actively involved in clinical research.

Paediatric endocrinologists are also involved in managing children and young people with diabetes mellitus. This entails developing an expertise in optimising blood glucose control to minimise future complications, expertise in intensive insulin regimes, CGMS (Continuing Glucose Monitoring System) and CSII (Continuous Sub-cutaneous Insulin Infusion).

Curriculum documents

Diabetes and Endocrinology Curriculum (PDF, 2.19MB, 169 pages)

Diabetes and Endocrinology Guidance Checklist (MS Doc, 79 KB, 4 pages)

Questionnaires

Diabetes and Endocrinology Unit Questionnaire (MS Doc, 122 KB, 4 pages)

Diabetes and Endocrinology Trainee Questionnaire (MS Doc, 121 KB, 4 pages)

CSAC membership 

Role Name Email address

Chair

Dr Talat Mushtaq talat.mushtaq@nhs.net

Training Advisor

Dr Pooja Sachdev  Pooja.Sachdev@nuh.nhs.uk

Training Advisor

Dr May Ng may.ng@nhs.net 

Assessment Advisor

Dr Mohammed Guftar Shaikh guftar.shaikh@nhs.net

Quality Advisor

Dr Senthill Senniappan senthilkss@yahoo.co.uk
Trainee Representative  Dr Suet Ching Chen

suetching.chen1@nhs.net 

Trainee Representative Dr Hoong-Wei Gan

hoong.gan@nhs.net

Related links

British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

Association of Children's Diabetes Clinicians (ACDC)