Hormones play a major role in many aspects of a child’s life, from growth and development to metabolism and mood. Hormones are produced and monitored by endocrine glands. If hormone production gets out of balance or is disrupted, it may lead to problems such as diabetes, growth disorders, thyroid disease and more.
Mercy pediatric endocrinologists are experts in diagnosing and treating children and teens who have endocrine disorders. We treat both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and help children learn to manage their conditions through diet, exercise, and blood glucose monitoring. Our endocrinologists also treat less common types of diabetes, as well as endocrine disorders that affect growth, physical and sexual development, thyroid problems and adrenal function.
Every parent wants to know that their child is developing in a normal, healthy way. Mercy pediatricians are here to answer your questions about your child’s growth and development, and help identify any issues that may need attention. Most endocrine disorders can be successfully treated, managed or even prevented. If you’re concerned about your child, give us a call.