Paediatric endocrinology deals with disorders of the endocrine glands, including abnormal physical growth and sexual development in childhood, diabetes and many more.
Paediatric endocrinologists care for patients from infancy to late adolescence and young adulthood. Type 1 diabetes is one of the most common conditions treated by paediatric endocrinologists.
Conditions that can be assessed and managed include:
- Childhood diabetes
- Carbohydrate metabolic disorders
- Growth disorders
- Puberty disorders
- Thyroid gland disorders
- Adrenal gland disorders
- Reproductive endocrine disorders
- Calcium and vitamin D and bone metabolic disorders