Team Approach to CareConditions affecting the endocrine glands, which produce hormones, can be complex because they involve many systems and structures within your child’s body. So UNM Health System’s pediatric endocrinologists work with a variety of other professionals, such as a diabetes educator, dietician, social worker and nurse. Whenever possible, we’ll help you make appointments with multiple caregivers on the same day for your convenience.
Conditions We TreatFind comprehensive care for pediatric endocrine disorders, including:
- Diabetes and prediabetes – High blood sugar.
- Hypoglycemia – Low blood sugar.
- Lipid disorders – Abnormally high or low cholesterol or triglyceride levels.
- Obesity – Weight significantly above normal for a child’s age and height.
- Puberty disorders – Early or late start to puberty.
- Adrenal and pituitary gland conditions – Under- or over-production of hormones affecting the immune system, metabolism, growth, development or reproductive processes.
- Thyroid disorders – Too little or too much hormone production, which affects the body’s metabolism and energy.
- Thyroid nodules, goiters (lumps, usually non-cancerous) and thyroid cancer.
- Metabolic bone diseases, including rickets.
- Genetic disorders:
- Disorders of sex development (DSD) – Involves discrepancies between the external and internal genitals.
- Klinefelter’s syndrome – Occurs when a boy is born with an extra X chromosome, causing low testosterone production and related symptoms.
- McCune-Albright syndrome – Affects the bones and skin and may cause premature puberty.
- Noonan syndrome – Causes abnormal development in many parts of the body, such as the face and heart.
- Prader-Willi Syndrome – Leads to weak muscle tone, poor growth, delayed development and an insatiable appetite.
- Russell-Silver syndrome – Involves slow growth and makes one side of the body appear to be larger than the other.
- Turner syndrome – Makes a girl experience short stature, failure to start puberty, infertility and behavioral difficulties.
- Menstrual disorders, including heavy or irregular bleeding or painful cramps.
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome – Involves a hormonal imbalance that affects the ovaries and causes abnormal periods, excess body hair and acne.
Care for DiabetesImprove your child’s health by learning how to successfully manage Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Take advantage of:
- Diabetes education
- Insulin pump therapy
- Nutrition counseling
Request an Appointment
To request an appointment with a pediatric endocrinologist at UNM Health System, call 505-272-6632. Ask your pediatrician for a referral before you call.