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Children's Endocrinology and Diabetes

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The endocrine system produces different chemicals called hormones. Hormones impact many aspects of our health and daily life such as starting puberty, regulating bone growth, or helping our bodies use the foods we eat. 

The pediatric endocrinology program at Children's of Mississippi evaluates and treats children with physical growth and development concerns ranging from puberty to diabetes. Board-certified pediatric endocrinologists specialize in patients ages 17 and younger, but special consideration may include short-term arrangements for teens over 17. 

Learn more about our endocrinology services for children:

Services

Children’s of Mississippi offers state-of-the-art diagnostic, treatment and management options for childhood and adolescent endocrine disorders, including: 

  • Growth and development disorders
  • Early or delayed puberty
  • Metabolism imbalances
  • Glandular issues:
    • Pituitary
    • Endocrine
    • Adrenal
    • Thyroid
  • Obesity
  • Vitamin and mineral deficiencies and disorders
  • Bone growth and bone minerals
  • Type 1 diabetes
    • Also called juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
    • Also called adult-onset diabetes, but a growing health concern in children

Planning Your Visit

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Family-friendly amenities to make your visit more comfortable.

Visitors to Sanderson Tower will find convenient spaces to eat, pick up last-minute items, rest, and reflect. Garage C, connected to Sanderson Tower by a covered walkway, offers the closest parking. It is easily accessed from Woodrow Wilson.

  1. Market Coffee

    Market Coffee (Sanderson Tower, Level G) is open daily with Starbucks® beverages, grab-and-go foods, and hot sandwiches.
  2. Gift Shop

    Children’s of Mississippi Gift Shop (Sanderson Tower, Level G) offers merchandise specially selected for pediatric patients and their parents, including stuffed animals, toys, snacks, and drinks.
  3. Interfaith Chapel

    The interfaith chapel (Sanderson Tower, Level G) is open 24 hours a day for quiet, meditation, and prayer.
  4. PICU/NICU Family Lounges

    The PICU (Level 3) and NICU floors (Levels 4 & 5) of Sanderson Tower feature lounges with refrigerators and washer dryers, where families of patients admitted to the PICU or NICU can eat, relax, and do laundry.

Meet Our Specialists

Batson Doctor

At Children’s of Mississippi, our pediatric experts work together to complete a full circle of care for your child.

Children's Endocrinology