Diabetes and Endocrine System Disorders

As children grow and develop, their glands produce and regulate a large number of natural chemicals called hormones. These hormones are released into the bloodstream and affect many parts of the body. Once developed, hormonal disorders can be effectively managed with appropriate hormonal replacement.

These disorders may include:

  • Diabetes and pre-diabetes
  • Puberty and growth concerns
  • Thyroid problems
  • Irregular function of adrenal and pituitary glands
  • Obesity

Why choose Geisinger for pediatric diabetes and endocrine system care?

  •  Child-focused specialists: Pediatric endocrinologists specialize in treating childhood hormone disorders, which are very different from those found in adults. Pediatric endocrinologists have extensive training in pediatrics as well as endocrinology.
  • Coordinated, innovative care: Our specialists work closely with pediatricians, pediatric dietitians and educators to identify problems. They also collaboratively create treatment plans, such as exercise regimens and specialized and appropriate diets. Learn more about pediatric clinical nutrition services.
  • Convenient dialysis program: For children with advanced diabetes requiring dialysis, we work with pediatric nephrologists to regularly offer dialysis services. Learn more about kidney disorders and nephrology.

Hormone system conditions and treatments 

Our pediatric endocrinologists have experience treating diabetes and a range of hormone disorders. With early diagnosis, treatment is extremely effective.

  • Delayed or early puberty
  • Diabetes and pre-diabetes
  • Failure to thrive in infants
  • Growth problems and short stature
  • Irregularity of adrenal or pituitary glands
  • Dialysis
  • Lifestyle modifications, including diet and exercise
  • Medication

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