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Nicole S. Glaser, M.D. View profile as PDF

Nicole S. Glaser

Clinical Interests

Dr. Glaser's main research focus is on pediatric diabetic ketoacidosis DKA and brain injury related to DKA in children. In addition, she has research and clinical interests in all aspects of type 1 diabetes care in children.




Pediatric Endocrinology



Pediatric Endocrinology

Center/Program Affiliation:


Glassrock Building
Pediatric Specialty Clinics
2521 Stockton Blvd., Suite 3200
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-3112

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Other Languages:

German, Spanish


M.D., Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, 1990
B.A., Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, 1986


Childrens? Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, 1990-93


University of San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, California, 1994-97

Board Certifications:

American Board of Pediatrics, 1994
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology, 1999

Professional Memberships:

American Academy of Pediatrics
American Diabetes Association
Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society
Society for Pediatric Research
Western Society for Pediatric Research

Select Honors and Awards:

Richard C. Woodward Memorial Endowed Fund Research Award co-recipient, 2005

Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, Davis, 2000

The Role Model Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, Davis, 1999

Outstanding Fellow Teacher Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego, 1995

Graduate Cum Laude, Harvard Medical School, Boston, 1990

Aesculapian Club Honor Society, Harvard Medical School, Boston, 1990

Hewlett Packard Company Medical Graduate Award, 1990

Graduate with Distinction, Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, 1986

Phi Beta Kappa, 1986

Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Honor Society, 1986

Select Recent Publications:

Glaser NS, Wootton-Gorges SL, Buonocore MH, Tancredi DJ, Marcin JP, Caltagirone R, Lee Y, Murphy C, Kuppermann N. Subclinical cerebral edema in children with diabetic ketoacidosis randomized to 2 different rehydration protocols. Pediatrics. 2013 Jan;131(1):e73-80.

Loomba-Albrecht LA, Bremer AA, Styne DM, Glaser NS. High frequency of cardiac and behavioral complaints as presenting symptoms of hyperthyroidism in children. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2011;24(3-4):209-13.

Glaser NS, Geller DH, Haqq A, Gitelman S, Malloy M; Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society Committee on Drugs and Therapeutics. Detecting and treating hyperlipidemia in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus: are standard guidelines applicable to this special population? Pediatr Diabetes. 2011 Jun;12(4 Pt 2):442-59.

Zeitler P, Haqq A, Rosenbloom A, Glaser N; Drugs and Therapeutics Committee of the Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society. Hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome in children: pathophysiological considerations and suggested guidelines for treatment. J Pediatr. 2011 Jan;158(1):9-14, 14.e1-2.

Ghetti S, Lee JK, Sims CE, Demaster DM, Glaser NS. Diabetic ketoacidosis and memory dysfunction in children with type 1 diabetes. J Pediatr. 2010 Jan;156(1):109-14.

Glaser N, Yuen N, Anderson SE, Tancredi DJ, O'Donnell ME. Cerebral metabolic alterations in rats with diabetic ketoacidosis: effects of treatment with insulin and intravenous fluids and effects of bumetanide. Diabetes. 2010 Mar;59(3):702-9.

Wootton-Gorges SL, Buonocore MH, Caltagirone R, Kuppermann N, Glaser NS. Progressive Decrease in NAA/Cr Ration in a Teenager with Type 1 Diabetes and Repeated Episodes of Ketoacidosis without Clinically Apparent Cerebral Edema: Evidence for Permanent Brain Injury. Am J Neuroradiol, 2010; 31: 780-1.

Loomba-Albrecht LA, Glaser NS, Styne DM, Bremer AA. An Oral Sulfonylurea in the Treatment of Transient Neonatal Diabetes Mellitus. Clinical Therapeutics 2009; 31: 816-20.

Marcin J, Kuppermann N, Glaser N. Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Pathophysiology, Clinical Manifestations, Treatment and Complications. Current Concept in Pediatric Critical Care 2009; 53-60

Oh G, Anderson S, Tancredi D, Kuppermann N, Glaser N. Hyponatremia in Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Re-evaluating the Correction Factor for Hyperglycemia. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2009; 163: 771-2

To see if Nicole S. Glaser is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).