What is Pediatric Endocrinology?

A subspecialty certification by the Board of Pediatrics. Practitioners care for infants, children, and adolescents who have diseases that result from an abnormality in the endocrine glands (which secrete hormones). These diseases include diabetes, growth failure, unusual size for age, early or late pubertal development, birth defects, thyroid disorders and disorders of the adrenal and pituitary glands.