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 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.
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.
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 is the condition in which the thyroid is underactive and is producing an insufficient amount of thyroid hormones. Learn more about this condition.
Amenorrhea is a menstrual condition characterized by absent menstrual periods for more than three monthly menstrual cycles.
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.
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.
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 (TS) is a genetic disorder that occurs in girls, causing them to be shorter and experience abnormal puberty as they grow into adulthood.