Hormones play a major role in how we develop and grow, regulate sugar, metabolize food and so much more. The endocrine system, which includes the pituitary gland, thyroid gland, adrenal gland and pancreas, uses these hormones to "communicate" with the body. The Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Service at Michigan Medicine evaluates and treats conditions in infants, children, young adults with any condition that fall within the broad areas of endocrinology and metabolism.
Accurate prenatal diagnosis of birth defects using the latest technological advances is offered at the U-M Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Center. Each patient benefits from coordinated collaboration with specialists from multiple disciplines to provide an individualized treatment plan that includes high-risk pregnancy management, fetal treatment when indicated, delivery planning and postnatal treatment for your child.