Department of Diabetes, University Pediatric Hospital

11 Acad. Ivan Geshov Str, Sofia 1606
Phone: +359 2 8154 275


Margarita Atchinkova, MD, PhD (Assistant of the Professor)

Olga Slavcheva, MD (Assistant of the Professor)
Iskra Modeva, MD (Assistant of the Professor)

Equipment and facilities

Department of Diabetes at the Pediatric University Hospital in Sofia works as a national centre for treatment and education of children with diabetes since 1975.  Its electronic register includes about 4500 patients with newly diagnosed diabetes, among them 950 aged under 18 years. We are following many children with genetically established monogenic diabetes. At present we have recognized 3 patients with Berardinelli-Seip syndrome and one patient with partial lipodystrophy. These 4 patients have no genetically established  forms of the diseases.

Topics of interest

  • Monogenic forms of diabetes from clinical point of view
  • Syndromes of lipoatrophy/lipodystrophy
  • New options of  therapy


  • Savova R, Archinkova M, Slavcheva O and Konstantinova M. Clinical characteristics and therapeutic issues in two sisters with Berardinelli-Seip syndrome. Pediatric Diabetes. Vol 17, suppl 24, Abstracts for the 42nd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) 26–29 October 2016 Valencia, Spain.