Associate Professor Ben Wheeler

Associate Professor Ben Wheeler's research focuses primarily on diabetes technology and factors that impact on glucose control, as well as paediatric bone health and nutrition.

Associate Professor Ben Wheeler is an academic paediatric endocrinologist and paediatrician working for the University of Otago and the Southern District Health Board.

His clinical work spans the lower half of the South Island and includes paediatric and adolescent diabetes, bone health, and growth problems in childhood. Associate Professor Wheeler’s research is inspired by this clinical practice and focuses primarily on diabetes technology and factors that impact on glucose control, as well as paediatric bone health and nutrition.

Associate Professor Wheeler is involved in medical education with the Otago Medical School, and also supervises multiple research students.



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Associate Professor Ben Wheeler



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