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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, Type 1 and Type 2

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.

Differences in Sex Development

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.

Growth Problems

A growth problem means that a child falls either below or above the average range of growth for a child's age, sex, family history or racial background. Learn more about this condition.


Hypothyroidism is the condition in which the thyroid is underactive and is producing an insufficient amount of thyroid hormones. Learn more about this condition.

Neonatal Graves Disease (Hyperthyroidism)

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.

Precocious Puberty

Puberty that happens early is called precocious puberty. Learn more about this condition.

Short Stature

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

Turner syndrome (TS) is a genetic disorder that occurs in children born with female external genitalia, causing them to be shorter and experience abnormal puberty as they grow into adulthood.