Heiko Bratke


Assistant Professor



Dr Heiko Bratke worked as a trainee in Pediatric Endocrinology in Bremen, Germany, and has since 2007 been the leader of the Pediatric Endocrine Section of Haugesund Hospital.

He and his team have received several national awards for their excellence of diabetes care. In 2022, his team was awarded with the international SWEET Initiative's "Best improvement prize" for their significant and stable quality improvements in various areas and participating in national networks and initiating projects.

As board member of the Norwegian Childhood Diabetes Registry and the Norwegian Childhood Diabetes Study Group, he introduced carb counting into national treatment guidelines, and contributed actively to transferring the registry to its now digital version.

He was the leader of the Norwegian Pediatric Endocrine Working Group from 2016-20. He organized numerous national conferences and workshops within general pediatrics, pediatric endocrinology and pediatric diabetes, and has been an invited speaker nationally and internationally. With his contribution, a specialized patient record for youth with diabetes has been developed, which is currently implemented at almost all pediatric departments in his home country.

In 2023, he is the leader of the Norwegian educational program for pediatric endocrinology for pediatric trainees, and coordinates since 2022 the study programmes at the academic teaching hospital of Haugesund in his function as assistant Professor at the University of Bergen.Twice each year, groups of 12-20 students in the 8th and 9th semester (psychiatry, internal medicine, orthopedics, surgery, anestesiology, obstetrics & gynecology and pediatrics) visit the institutions of the Fonna Health trust to get practical experience in clinical everyday work. 

In 2021, Bratke was the recipient of the award for outstanding education from the K2 institute of the University of Bergen.

He is the author and co-author of national clinical practice guidelines in pediatric diabetes, pediatric endocrinology and neonatal endocrinology.

He serves on the Expert Advisory Group for the Regional Health Trusts’ purchasing department, responsbile for the reimbursement of diabetes technology in Norway.

in 2018, Dr Bratke has received research grants from the Western Norway Health Trust. His research interest focuses on type 1 diabetes, diabetes technology and health-related quality of life.


See a complete overview of publications in Cristin.

Bratke, H., E. Biringer, H. D. Margeirsdottir, P. R. Njolstad and T. Skrivarhaug (2022). "Relation of Health-Related Quality of Life with Glycemic Control and Use of Diabetes Technology in Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes: Results from a National Population Based Study." J Diabetes Res 2022: 8401328.

Bratke, H., H. D. Margeirsdottir, J. Assmus, P. R. Njolstad and T. Skrivarhaug (2021). "Does Current Diabetes Technology Improve Metabolic Control? A Cross-Sectional Study on the Use of Insulin Pumps and Continuous Glucose Monitoring Devices in a Nationwide Pediatric Population." Diabetes Ther 12(9): 2571-2583.

Bratke, H. and B. Sivertsen (2021). "Mental and somatic health in university students with type 1 diabetes: new results from DiaSHoT18, a cross sectional national health and well-being survey." J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 34(6): 697-705.

Cardona-Hernandez, R., A. Schwandt, H. Alkandari, H. Bratke, A. Chobot, N. Coles, S. Corathers, D. Goksen, P. Goss, Z. Imane, K. Nagl, S. M. P. O'Riordan, C. Jefferies and S. S. Group (2021). "Glycemic Outcome Associated With Insulin Pump and Glucose Sensor Use in Children and Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes. Data From the International Pediatric Registry SWEET." Diabetes Care.

Bratke, H., K. J. Lonning and B. Sivertsen (2020). "DiaSHoT18: A cross-sectional national health and well-being survey of university students with type 1 diabetes." Pediatr Diabetes 21(8): 1583-1592.

Ferreira, C. R., W. M. Zein, L. A. Huryn, A. Merker, S. I. Berger, W. G. Wilson, G. E. Tiller, L. A. Wolfe, M. Merideth, D. R. Carvalho, A. L. Duker, H. Bratke, M. G. Haug, L. Rohena, H. B. Hove, Z. J. Xia, B. G. Ng, H. H. Freeze, M. Gabriel, A. H. S. Russi, L. Brick, M. Kozenko, D. L. Earl, E. Tham, G. Nishimura, J. A. Phillips, 3rd, W. A. Gahl, R. Hamid, A. P. Jackson, G. Grigelioniene and M. B. Bober (2020). "Defining the clinical phenotype of Saul-Wilson syndrome." Genet Med.

Ferreira, C. R., Z. J. Xia, A. Clement, D. A. Parry, M. Davids, F. Taylan, P. Sharma, C. T. Turgeon, B. Blanco-Sanchez, B. G. Ng, C. V. Logan, L. A. Wolfe, B. D. Solomon, M. T. Cho, G. Douglas, D. R. Carvalho, H. Bratke, M. G. Haug, J. B. Phillips, J. Wegner, M. Tiemeyer, K. Aoki, A. Nordgren, A. Hammarsjo, A. L. Duker, L. Rohena, H. B. Hove, J. Ek, D. Adams, C. J. Tifft, T. Onyekweli, T. Weixel, E. Macnamara, K. Radtke, Z. Powis, D. Earl, M. Gabriel, A. H. S. Russi, L. Brick, M. Kozenko, E. Tham, K. M. Raymond, J. A. Phillips, 3rd, G. E. Tiller, W. G. Wilson, R. Hamid, M. C. V. Malicdan, G. Nishimura, G. Grigelioniene, A. Jackson, M. Westerfield, M. B. Bober, W. A. Gahl and H. H. Freeze (2018). "A Recurrent De Novo Heterozygous COG4 Substitution Leads to Saul-Wilson Syndrome, Disrupted Vesicular Trafficking, and Altered Proteoglycan Glycosylation." Am J Hum Genet 103(4): 553-567.

Bratke, H., I. S. Bruserud, B. Brannsether, J. Assmus, R. Bjerknes, M. Roelants and P. B. Juliusson (2017). "Timing of menarche in Norwegian girls: associations with body mass index, waist circumference and skinfold thickness." BMC Pediatr 17(1): 138.

Norden, C., T. Alsaker and H. Bratke (2014). "En fire måneder gammel gutt med manglende vektøkning." Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening 8(134): 847-849.

Husebye, E., M. Erichsen, A.-G. Myhre, H. Bratke, A. Jørgensen, P. Dahlqvist and K. Løvås (2012). "Nytt steroidkort ved binyrebarksvikt." Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening 132(18): 2043-2044.


My ongoing PhD project: Children and adoloescents with type 1 diabetes: The possible effects of different treatment options on metabolic control and quality of life.

Digitalization in diabetes care: A foucus project in the Western Norway healthcare region

Vestlandslegen: Decentralizing medical education within Western Norway

DiaVest: A network for improvement in pediatric diabetes care in Western Norway

The SWEET initiative: participating as the only Norwegian pediatric diabetes care center