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Who Are We

The Centre for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes is a multi-disciplinary practice that emphasizes a strong approach to a range of endocrine disorders. Lead By

Dr. Kubendran Pillay MBChB (Natal), DCH (SA), FCPaed (SA)

Kuben is a graduate of the University of Natal. He completed his post-graduate training in Paediatrics at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital / Groote Schuur Hospital complex in Cape Town. He received further training in Paediatric Endocrinology at the London Centre for Paediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism while attached to Great Ormond Street and Middlesex Hospitals.

What is Paediatric Endocrinology?

Paediatric endocrinology is a specialiity that studies hormonal disorders of childhood. and adolescence The sub-speciality covers diseases that affect the glands in the body that produce various hormones. These conditions include the following:

Diabetes Mellitus

(Type 1 and type 2 diabetes).

Disorders Of Growth

Abnormally short and tall children, children who are too thin (failure to thrive) or too fat (obesity).

Disorders Of The Thyroid Gland

Overactive hyperthyroidism, underactive hyperthyroidism congenital hypothyroidism and enlargement of the gland (goiter).

Low Blood Glucose Levels

Hypoglycemia.

Pituitary Disorders

Diabetes insipidus, craniopharyngioma, hypopituitarism.

Abnormalities Of Calcium & Phosphate

Too high or too low values.

Certain Bony Disorders

Osteoporosis, osteogenesis imperfecta, rickets.

Disorders Of Sexual Development

Previously called Intersex or ambiguous genitalia.

Conditions With Endocrine Problems

Turner syndrome, Klinefelters syndrome, post cranial surgery or radiotherapy.