Endocrinology is the medical specialty that addresses disorders of the endocrine system. The endocrine system is responsible for the production of hormones, which control metabolism and development.
In fact, Scripps has one of the most comprehensive diabetes programs to help patients live a healthy lifestyle, reduce complications and improve their quality of life.
Endocrine diseases can affect the pancreas, thyroid, adrenal gland, pituitary gland, testes and ovaries. The most common endocrine disorders include:
- Diabetes (including type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes)
- Thyroid disease (including hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroiditis and thyroid cancer)
- Metabolic syndrome
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
- Turner syndrome
- Cushing’s syndrome
- Adrenal insufficiency
- Hypercortisolism (high cortisol levels)
Scripps Health is nationally recognized as a leader in endocrinology and diabetes care. U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals list ranked the combined programs of Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla number one in the San Diego region and among the best in the nation.
Experts at Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute continually conduct research and clinical trials to discover new treatments and resources for people with diabetes and other endocrine disorders.
Scripps researchers collaborate with The Scripps Research Institute and other renowned research institutions, and have contributed to groundbreaking research discoveries. In addition, Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute receives numerous grants to support our research from organizations including the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The endocrine specialists at Scripps provide comprehensive care and advanced treatment options for patients with hormone imbalances and metabolic conditions at the following locations in San Diego: