Diabetes & Endocrinology Center

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Adult and Pediatric Endocrine Care

Endocrine glands produce the body’s hormones that send signals throughout the entire body to regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, and mood, among other things.

Before visiting an endocrinologist, most patients see their primary care doctor or provider who will refer you to an endocrinologist because a hormonal condition is suspected. These complex conditions often associated with hormonal imbalance can be difficult to identify but, once diagnosed, treatment options are available. 

While diabetes is a well-known endocrine condition, there is a wide range of other disorders that affect both adults and children. USF Health has experts in both pediatric and adult endocrinology who are specially trained to diagnose and treat endocrine conditions.

Pediatric Endocrinology 

Pediatric endocrinologists are specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions associated with growth and development, including the following hormonal disorders:

  • Adrenal Gland disease
  • Ambiguous genitalia/intersex
  • Calcium or bone disorders
  • Diabetes (high blood sugar)
  • Growth concerns Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  • Pituitary gland function, under or overactive
  • Problems with the ovaries or testes
  • Puberty concerns, early or delayed
  • Thyroid, enlarged, overactive, or underactive
  • Transgender

Adult Endocrinology

Adult endocrinologists are specially trained to diagnose and treat hormonal conditions affecting adults, including the following:

  • Adrenal disorders
  • Calcium and bone disorders
  • Cancers of the endocrine glands
  • Diabetes
  • Lipid disorders such as hypercholesterolemia
  • Pituitary disorders Reproductive disorders;  Irregular Menses, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Thyroid disorders 
  • Transgender care