Project ECHO: Pediatric Diabetes & Obesity

Join us to become an expert in the treatment of pediatric diabetes & obesity!

Why Project ECHO?

Pediatric diabetes, metabolic syndrome and obesity are on the rise. These conditions present challenges to primary care providers who may feel uncomfortable with treating these historically infrequently encountered problems in pediatric populations. Through Project ECHO, our providers can offer education and support for you in treating these conditions!

How will ECHO Alabama: Pediatric Diabetes & Obesity help me?

By participating in this ECHO program, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Present cases and obtain specialist feedback
  • Review evidence-based practice guidelines
  • Gain confidence in treating patients with diabetes and obesity
  • Take advantage of convenient virtual learning
  • Become an expert in your community!

This small commitment can help you reap huge rewards in your practice and community!

Contact coordinator Michelle Coulter at or 205-410-9162 to sign up or register at

How to Submit a Case for Pediatric Diabetes & Obesity:

Please complete the case presentation form and email it to Michelle Coulter at or fax to 205-638-2862.

Our Partners

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Meet our Team

Shelly MercerShelly Mercer, MD
ECHO Lead and Senior Pediatric Endocrine Fellow

Gail Mick, MD

Gail Mick, MD
Pediatric Endocrinologist

Michelle Coulter, CRNPMichelle Coulter, CRNP
Pediatric Endocrine Nurse Practitioner and Project Coordinator


All sessions take place on Fridays from 12-1pm.

January 12 – The Childhood Obesity Epidemic: Evaluation and Initial Management
January 26 – Metabolic Syndrome: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?
February 9 – Distinguishing Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
February 23 – Prediabetes: Diagnosis and Management on the Front Lines
March 9 – Type 2 Diabetes in Children: Medical Management Strategies
March 23 – Healthy Lifestyle Choices: How to Help Your Patients Succeed
April 13 – Comorbidites of Obesity/Type 2 Diabetes: Endocrine (PCOS) and Liver (NAFLD)
April 27 – Comorbidities of Obesity/Type 2 Diabetes: Hypertension and Dyslipidemia
May 11 – Type 1 Diabetes: Screening, Diagnosis and Medical Management
May 25 – Type 1 Diabetes: Insulin Therapy and Technology: What's New For Your Patients?
June 8 – The Importance of Optimal Mental Health: Depression Screening & Motivational Interviewing
June 22 – Complex Diabetes Care: It Takes a Village!