Thyroid disorders are rare in children and newborn babies but if your child is diagnosed, it can be isolating and distressing. There is limited information and support for children with thyroid conditions, and for their parents and carers, but BTF is working hard to fill this gap.
What the BTF Children’s Project has accomplished so far:
What the BTF Children’s Project aims to accomplish:
- We will continue to answer any medical queries concerning children and thyroid disease and, with permission, post questions and answers on the Letters from Parents, Carers and Children page on the BTF website;
- We would love to recruit more telephone contacts to support children with thyroid disease and their families. Volunteers will be parents and carers whose children have experienced conditions such as thyroid eye disease, hypothyroidism, Graves’ disease, and thyroid cancer. Please get in touch if you would like to help.
Further sources of information
The Scottish Paediatric Endocrine Group (SPEG) supports paediatric endocrine services throughout Scotland in improving standards of clinical care of children through the establishment of specialist peer support, continuous education and training, guideline development, and quality improvement systems.