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Coronavirus Update: What patients and families need to know

Diabetes and Hormonal Disorders

Discover the conditions we treat and treatments we provide at Children's National Hospital. Our providers work with you and your family to decide on the best care plan for your child. Learn more about the Diabetes Program.

Diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2

Diabetes is a condition in which sufficient amounts of insulin are either not produced, or the body is unable to use the insulin that is produced.

Differences in Sex Development

When a child's gender is in question at birth, because genitals may not appear clearly male or female, the child is said to have ambiguous genitalia.

Hormone Disorders and Diseases

The cause of a growth problem depends on the type of growth disorder in question. Some growth problems are genetic, while others may be caused by hormonal disorders or poor absorption of food.

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is the condition in which the thyroid is underactive and is producing an insufficient amount of thyroid hormones. Learn more about this condition.

Neonatal Graves Disease (Hyperthyroidism)

Graves disease is an autoimmune disease. With Graves disease, antibodies cause the thyroid gland to make too much thyroid hormone. This is known as hyperthyroidism.

Precocious Puberty

Abnormally early puberty is called precocious puberty and is characterized by the early development of sexual characteristics in girls before the age of 8 and in boys before the age of 9.

Short Stature

The cause of a growth problem depends on the type of growth disorder in question. Some growth problems are genetic, while others may be caused by hormonal disorders or poor absorption of food. Learn more about this condition.

Turner Syndrome

Turner syndrome (TS) is a genetic disorder that occurs in girls, causing them to be shorter and experience abnormal puberty as they grow into adulthood.