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Frequently Asked Questions
Why would a child need to see an Endocrinologist?
If there is a concern about your child’s growth, pubertal development, diabetes, or other disorders related to the hormones.
What tests will a Pediatric Endocrinologist do?
A Pediatric Endocrinologist will order tests which are specific to the patient complaint. The tests range from regular blood work to various stimulations tests and MRIs.
What does a Pediatric Endocrinologist do?
Pediatric Endocrinologists treat children with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, growth disorders, pubertal abnormalities, obesity, differences of sex development, bone and mineral disturbances, hypoglycemia, and other disorders relating to the adrenal, parathyroid, thyroid, and pituitary glands.
How long does it take to become a Pediatric Endocrinologist?
The road to becoming a pediatric endocrinologist is a long one; you’ll need to complete a four-year bachelor’s degree, preferably in a field relevant to medicine, complete four years of medical school, three years of a pediatric residency, and three more years of training in a pediatric endocrinology fellowship.
What is the most common disorder of the endocrine system?
In the United States, the most common endocrine disease is diabetes. There are many others. They are usually treated by controlling how much hormone your body makes.
What is the largest endocrine gland in your body?
Thyroid Gland is one of the largest endocrine glands in the body. It is positioned on the neck just below the larynx and has two lobes, one on either side of the trachea.