Pediatric Diabetes Care & Endocrinology
At Adventist HealthCare, your child will benefit from compassionate care to treat endocrine conditions – including diabetes and problems that affect growth, metabolism and sexual development.
Your Child’s Endocrine System
The endocrine system is made up of glands that make hormones affecting growth, metabolism, development and mood. If hormone levels aren’t normal, it can lead to certain health conditions and symptoms.
Board-Certified Pediatric Endocrinologists
If your child has symptoms of an endocrine condition, your child’s primary care provider may refer your child to a pediatric endocrinologist. This specialist diagnoses and treats hormone conditions in children. Trust Adventist HealthCare for expert growth and development care for your child because our doctors hold board certification.
Endocrinology Conditions in Children
Rely on our team to diagnose and treat:
- Bone and mineral imbalances, such as high or low levels of blood calcium or juvenile osteoporosis
- Diabetes, both Type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes) or Type 2 diabetes
- Growth problems
- Overactive or underactive pituitary gland or adrenal gland
- Puberty that happens too early or late
- Thyroid conditions, like hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism
- Turner syndrome, a genetic disorder that affects development in girls
Count on your child’s doctor to help your family understand and manage the effects of an endocrine system condition. The endocrinologist will communicate with your child’s pediatrician to make sure your child gets the right care.
As your child grows into an adult, they can continue to receive excellent endocrinology care at Adventist HealthCare.
Growth Hormones for Children
If your child isn’t meeting goals for growth, your child’s doctor may recommend hormone treatments. This means your child will receive injections (shots) of growth hormone to help them develop.