Hormonal imbalances and other conditions may affect your child's overall growth, bone and tissue development, mood and even how calories are converted into energy. The most common endocrine disorder in children is Type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes.
At Jefferson, you have access to pediatric endocrinologists from Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Center City Philadelphia who provide treatment and management of common and rare disorders of the endocrine system.
Diagnosing and Treating Endocrine Disorders in Children
Our board-certified pediatric endocrinologists diagnose and treat disorders of the adrenal glands, hypothalamus, ovaries, parathyroid, pituitary gland, testes, thyroid and pancreas. These include:
- Addison's disease and congenital adrenal hyperplasia
- Bone, calcium and vitamin D disorders
- Disorders of sexual differentiation
- Genetic disorders including Turner syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome and Russell-Silver syndrome
- Growth and puberty disorders
- Hypothyroidism (congenital and acquired) and hyperthyroidism (Graves' disease)
- Insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes
- Polycystic ovary syndrome and menstrual disorders
- Thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer — work closely with the Jefferson Thyroid and Parathyroid Center
- Type 1 diabetes
An Expert Team to Care for Your Child
Jefferson's team of experts, including physicians and physician's assistants, provides help and support for you and your child during treatment or in managing a chronic condition.