Consultant in adolescent diabetes and obesity, University College London Hospital
In his role as one of our Clinical Champions, Dr White would like to develop a specialist Type 2 diabetes service for children and young people.
The needs of this group are often neglected, with the majority of paediatric services having expertise only in Type 1 diabetes. A specialist service would offer holistic professional expertise (medical, nursing, dietetic, psychological), novel interventions including bariatric surgery, access to the latest drugs within research protocols and peer support.
Dr White has worked for the last 5 years as a consultant in adolescent diabetes and obesity at University College London Hospital.
He has a special interest in Type 2 diabetes and adolescent health and recently co-wrote a Lancet review on Type 2 diabetes in adolescence (June 2017). His PhD investigated clinical interventions for adolescent obesity, including bariatric surgery.
Dr White believes that good control of diabetes frequently requires holistic care including management of co-morbidities and a solid understanding of age-appropriate care. He is a general adolescent physician and supports young people with common health issues including mood disorders, acne and headaches.