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Diabetes Center in Dubai at Emirates Hospitals Group. We offer a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to diabetes care. Our team of diabetes specialists in Dubai have subspecialized expertise and work together to create individualized treatment plans for each patient.

Diabetes mellitus, commonly referred to as diabetes, is a chronic metabolic disorder characterized by elevated blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia) resulting from defects in insulin production, action, or both. It impacts millions of people worldwide and can lead to serious health complications if left unmanaged, which is why early detection and treatment by an expert diabetes doctor in Dubai is important.

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Multidisciplinary Diabetes Expertise

  • Endocrinologists: A physician specializing in hormonal disorders, including diabetes. They diagnose, manage, and prescribe medication for various types of diabetes.
  • Dietitian: Creates personalized meal plans that consider nutritional needs and preferences to optimize blood sugar control.
  • Ophthalmologist: Monitors for diabetic retinopathy, a complication affecting the eyes.

Types of Diabetes

  • Type 1 Diabetes: An autoimmune condition where the body attacks insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, resulting in little to no insulin production. Requires lifelong insulin therapy.
  • Type 2 Diabetes: The most common type, characterized by the body’s inability to use insulin effectively (insulin resistance) or a lack of sufficient insulin production. Often managed with lifestyle modifications, medications, or a combination of both.
  • Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Develops during pregnancy but usually resolves after childbirth. However, women with GDM have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life.
  • Prediabetes: A condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. It’s a crucial time for intervention to prevent progression to type 2 diabetes.

Less Common Types of Diabetes Include:

  • Monogenic Diabetes: A group of inherited genetic mutations affecting insulin production or action.
  • Neonatal Diabetes: A rare form of diabetes that occurs within the first six months of life.
  • Maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY): This type appears in young adults before age 25 and has a genetic component.

Symptoms of Diabetes

If you are experiencing one or more of the below symptoms, it could indicate you have diabetes:

  • Frequent urination
  • Excessive thirst and hunger
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Blurred vision
  • Slow-healing wounds
  • Frequent infections

Treatments for Diabetes in Dubai

Over the past decade there has been huge progression in diabetes treatment in Dubai. From ground making medication and injection treatment to device aided therapies, our team at Emirates Hospitals will be able to provide you a tailored treatment plan.

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  • Diet and Exercise: Cornerstones of diabetes management. A healthy diet and regular physical activity help control blood sugar levels and improve overall health.
  • Medication & Injection Therapy: Various medications are used to manage diabetes, including insulin for type 1 diabetes and oral medications or injectable medications for type 2 diabetes.
  • Blood Sugar Monitoring: Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels is crucial for effective diabetes management.

Technology in Diabetes Management

  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM): A sensor worn under the skin transmits real-time blood sugar data to a monitor, allowing for continuous tracking and better management of blood sugar levels.
  • Insulin Pumps: Deliver a continuous or programmed amount of insulin throughout the day, mimicking the body’s natural insulin production.
  • Blood Glucose Meters: Portable devices provide quick and convenient blood sugar readings.

Diabetes Screening

Diabetes Specialist Dubai

There are a number of simple screening techniques that our diabetes specialists in Dubai use to help diagnose our patients and create an optimal diabetes treatment plan.

  • Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS): Measures blood sugar level after not eating for at least 8 hours.
  • Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c): Reflects average blood sugar levels over the past 2-3 months, providing a broader picture of diabetes control.
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT): Measures blood sugar levels after drinking a sugary solution to assess how well the body processes glucose.
Last update date: 16-06-2024

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