Dr. Stephen Ponder is a board certified pediatric endocrinologist and a professor of medicine at Texas A&M with 27 years of professional experience in the management of children with diabetes. He also has 42 years of personal experience with type 1 diabetes diagnosed at age 9.
Since 1992, he has directed the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville, Texas, one of the largest children's diabetes camping programs in the country. He has over 28 years of diabetes camping experience in a multitude of settings: residential camps, day camps and retreats.
Dr. Ponder has served on many national committees, including the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators, the organization that confers the Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) credential. He served as chair of that organization and has been actively involved with the group since 1993. He also served on the US Medical Licensing Examination Pediatric Item Writing Committee from 1995-98. He has served on the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Native American Child Health (CONACH) since 2005. He has been an invited international speaker on type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children, plus the current epidemic of child obesity.
Dr. Ponder has extensive clinical expertise in insulin pump management of children of all ages. He has also assisted in the development of new technologies which enable real time diabetes management in both inpatient and outpatient settings, including his Diabetes HouseCall diabetes telemedicine practice.
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