- Clinical Practice:
- Hypopituitarism- Pediatric, Addison's Disease- Pediatric, Pediatric Diabetes and Metabolism Disorders
Deborah “Debbie” Gleason, RN, MSN, PNP, is a certified pediatric nurse practitioner who specializes in caring for children with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. She has a particular interest in helping patients who need insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors (CGMs).
Gleason has three adult daughters, two of whom have type 1 diabetes. This personal connection to the disease has inspired her clinical work, her research and volunteer efforts. She has studied the history of diabetes in children and is a volunteer and a member of the Medical Advisory Committee at Camp Holiday Trails for children with medical needs. In 2016, Gleason was named the Virginia Pediatric Nurse of the Year by the March of Dimes.
Born in Japan, Gleason lived in California and many states along the East Coast before she arrived at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, where she completed her undergraduate degree. She earned her nursing degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and a Master of Nursing Nurse Practitioner from the University of Pittsburgh and a PhD in nursing from the University of Virginia.
In her free time, Gleason enjoys crafting, making metal jewelry and stained glass.
- University of Pittsburgh, 1984