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Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism

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Children with diabetes and hormonal problems will find compassionate, expert care at Rush. Pediatric endocrinology and metabolism specialists diagnose, treat and manage hormonal conditions, such as the following:

  • Thyroid, adrenal and growth disorders
  • Puberty disorders
  • Endocrine problems caused by cancer or cancer treatments

They are dedicated to partnering with you and your child to empower your child to live a healthy lifestyle.

Rush University Children’s Hospital also has a multidisciplinary care team for children who have diabetes and their families. This team includes a psychologist, registered dietician and other diabetes specialists.

Remarkable Care for Kids

  • Personalized care for endocrine conditions: Pediatric endocrinologists at Rush University Children’s Hospital will work closely with you and your child to create an individualized care plan that works for your child's needs and lifestyle. 
  • Nutritional counseling: Diet changes can help a number of endocrine conditions, including diabetes and several thyroid conditions. A pediatric dietitian at Rush University Children’s Hospital can work with you and your child to help make dietary changes that may help improve your child's symptoms.
  • Care close to home: Pediatric endocrinologists from Rush University Children’s Hospital are available to see patients at our Rush campus in Chicago, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora.