The endocrine system is a complex collection of hormone-producing glands that control basic body functions such as metabolism, growth and sexual development. The amount of hormones produced by each gland is carefully balanced. Too much or too little of a certain hormone can have effects throughout the body and cause various endocrine disorders. Many of the hormones produced by the endocrine glands interact with each other to maintain balance.
Regionally recognized for patient care excellence, CHOC’s Endocrinology team provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of endocrine disorders at both CHOC and CHOC at Mission and offers several innovative specialty programs and outpatient clinics designed to enhance quality of life for patients.
To schedule an appointment with a CHOC Endocrinologist, please call (714) 509-7982.
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Attend a Class!
The PADRE Foundation offers classes every month to families living with Type 1 Diabetes. The classes are taught by CHOC Diabetes Educators and Dietitians. If you’ve never attended a class, you’re missing out on a lot of learning. These classes are FREE AND FUN. Certain classes are also offered in Spanish. Click here for the current Diabetes Class Schedule. For more information please call the PADRE Office at (714) 509–8330.