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Paediatric Endocrinology

What we do

We offer a comprehensive specialist outpatient and inpatient service for the management of all secondary and tertiary paediatric endocrine conditions. This includes assessment of growth and puberty disorders and other complex hormone problems.

The diabetes team is a multidisciplinary team, where children and adolescents with diabetes receive care and treatment from a range of professionals, including diabetes nurse specialists, consultants, paediatric dieticians and psychologists.

Our speciality areas

We have expertise in the full range of endocrine abnormalities occurring in children and adolescents.

In addition to the frequent conditions listed below, the multidisciplinary endocrine team have expertise in bone and calcium disorders, endocrine late-effects of cancer and its treatment, endocrine effects of a variety of chronic childhood diseases and head injury.

Our specialised endocrine team covers the whole of the South West region and we have one of the largest children's diabetes clinics in the UK. We also have one of the first children's obesity clinics in the UK

Conditions we treat

  • Growth disorders - short stature, tall stature
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Unduly early or late puberty
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Abnormalities in calcium metabolism
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity

Treatments we offer

For endocrine conditions, investigations such as blood tests, ultrasounds and scans are carried out. This may include specialised hormonal stimulation tests that are carried out at the Clinical Investigation Unit. Appropriate treatment is then tailored according to the outcome of any investigations. Treatments can include a full range of hormone treatments such as growth hormone, thyroid hormone, puberty hormones and many other hormone therapies.

Treatments offered for Diabetes: children and adolescents receive multidisciplinary diabetes care from diabetes nurse specialists, consultants, paediatric dieticians to support them to optimise their blood glucose control and their physical, psychological, intellectual, educational and social development.

A comprehensive range of options of insulin therapies may be used, including mixed insulins, multiple daily injection regimens and insulin pumps. Specialised treatments of other types of diabetes are also undertaken within the team: eg Type 2 diabetes in adolescents, Cystic Fibrosis related diabetes, diabetes following oncology treatments and neonatal diabetes.

Contact us

You can contact numbers are 0117 342 0165, 0117 342 0203,  0117 342 0203.

Our fax number is 0117 342 0186.

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