A photo of Nicole Sheanon.

Pediatric Endocrinologist, Division of Endocrinology

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

My Biography & Research


I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as a child. Since then, I knew I wanted to become a doctor to care for others with chronic illness and help patients see that they can live a full life. As an pediatric endocrinologist and diabetes doctor, I treat children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes, Turner syndrome, steroid-induced diabetes, adrenal insufficiency and general endocrine disorders.

For me, it’s essential to listen to a patient to see if they are thriving and how their health is impacting their life. I try to understand what I can do to help them manage their medical issues and reach their goals. I like to work as part of a medical team to determine the patient’s care plan that works best and is safe.

In my research, my colleagues and I want to learn how technology can be used to improve diabetes care. We are also looking at how to screen and identify diabetes complications, how to prevent or treat hypoglycemia associated with type 1 diabetes, and how to identify the risks of diabetes in patients with other conditions, such as Turner syndrome.

When I’m not at work, I love spending time with my husband and children. We like to play freeze tag and have movie nights at home with popcorn. I also have been active with diabetes camps for the last 30 years.

Clinical Interests

Type 1 diabetes; Turner syndrome; steroid induced diabetes; general endocrine disorders

Research Interests

Response to hypoglycemia in patients with type 1 diabetes; beta cell function in Turner syndrome; kidney disease in type 1 diabetes

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions


Research Divisions


Blog Posts

Changing Care for Kids with Diabetes: How Tech Is Making an Impact

BlogResearch and Discoveries

Changing Care for Kids with Diabetes: How Tech Is Making an Impact

By Nicole M. Sheanon, MD, MS11/13/2020

My Locations

My Education

MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.

Residency: Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA.

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

Certification: Pediatric Endocrinology, 2015.

My Publications

Readiness for transition to adult care in adolescents and young adults with Turner syndrome. Sheanon, NM; Beal, SJ; Kichler, JC; Casnellie, L; Backeljauw, P; Corathers, S. Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2020; 33:1165-1171.

A Balanced Approach: Meeting the Needs of Medical Students and Faculty Educators in Pediatrics. Patel, SJ; Farrell, L; DeBlasio, D; Bolger, AK; Brady, JM; Sheanon, NM; Guiot, AB; Lehmann, C; Real, FJ. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2019; 215:4-6.

SGPL1 Deficiency: A Rare Cause of Primary Adrenal Insufficiency. Settas, N; Persky, R; Faucz, FR; Sheanon, N; Voutetakis, A; Lodish, M; Metherell, LA; Stratakis, CA. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2019; 104:1484-1490.

Timing of Meal Insulin and Its Relation to Adherence to Therapy in Type 1 Diabetes. Datye, KA; Boyle, CT; Simmons, J; Moore, DJ; Jaser, SS; Sheanon, N; Kittelsrud, JM; Woerner, SE; Miller, KM. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology. 2018; 12:349-355.

Clinical practice guidelines for the care of girls and women with Turner syndrome: proceedings from the 2016 Cincinnati International Turner Syndrome Meeting. Gravholt, CH; Andersen, NH; Conway, GS; Dekkers, OM; Geffner, ME; Klein, KO; Lin, AE; Mauras, N; Quigley, CA; Rubin, K; et al. European Journal of Endocrinology. 2017; 177:G1-G70.

Teenager With Hip Pain and Limp. Sheanon, N; Simpson, B; Shaughnessy, E. JAMA Pediatrics. 2017; 171:297-298.