The team at the FMC Endocrine and Diabetes Clinic have expertise and facilities for the investigation and treatment of patients with diabetes and endocrine or metabolic disorders. You can expect strong support in the management of your condition through the provision of information, education and care.
Endocrinology is a field of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and management of a diverse range of hormonal and metabolic disorders.
The endocrine glands of the human body release chemical messengers called hormones directly into the bloodstream. Hormones help regulate how your cells and organs work, which means that hormonal disorders and endocrine diseases can affect multiple organs and body systems. The main endocrine glands are the pituitary gland, thyroid gland, pancreas, ovaries, testes and adrenal glands. Most endocrine conditions are chronic, requiring long-term and often lifelong management.
Endocrinology also covers metabolic problems (disorders of body chemistry) such as high calcium or high cholesterol. Many patients have a combination of endocrine and metabolic problems.
Services for endocrine patients at FMC
Our Endocrine and Diabetes Clinic at FMC diagnoses and treats patients with the following diseases and disorders of the endocrine system:
- Thyroid diseases.
- Metabolic disorders.
- Pituitary conditions.
- Sex and fertility disorders.
- Parathyroid, calcium and bone conditions.
- Condition of the adrenal gland.
- Cholesterol (lipid) disorders.
- Abnormal growth disorders (short and tall stature).
- Neuro-endocrine conditions.
About diabetesServices for diabetic patients at FMC’s Endocrine and Diabetes Clinic
Diabetes is a condition in which the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood is too high due to the body’s failure to make or use insulin. Insulin is the hormone responsible for turning sugar into energy for the cells of your body.
There are two main types of diabetes. In Type 1 diabetes, the body produces no insulin. In Type 2 diabetes, the body produces insufficient insulin or it is unable to utilise it.
Diabetes is treated with a healthy balanced diet, physical activity, tablets, insulin injections, and control of weight, blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
If diabetes is not controlled, it can lead to problems with the heart, eyes, kidneys, nervous system, feet, and can cause damage to the arteries.
Diabetes can be diagnosed with a blood test.
Managing diabetes requires a multi-disciplinary approach. At FMC's Endocrine and Diabetes Clinic, our specialist team consisting of a Specialist Diabetologist, a Diabetes Specialist Nurse/Educator and a Dietician will jointly personalise your treatment plan according to your individual lifestyle. Moreover, our Endocrine and Diabetes Clinic works closely with other FMC specialists including Cardiologists, Ophthalmologists, Neurologists, Nephrologists, Gastroenterologists, General Surgeons and Dermatologists in order to fully and successfully manage all aspects of diabetes.People with diabetes will be assisted by our Endocrine and Diabetes Clinic team:
* With getting information on the newest and the most efficient treatments for diabetes.
* With understanding their recently diagnosed condition.
* When they have long-term diabetes but feel they do not understand their condition or feel it is having a negative impact on their quality of life.
* With support and advice when fasting during the holy month of Ramadan.
* With support and advice for ladies who are planning a baby or require intensive monitoring during pregnancy.
* With extra support and advice before, during and after any surgery.
* When they experience regular hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) or have hypoglycaemic unawareness.
* With understanding their food choices better.
* When it is not clear how to take/continue taking part in sport or adventure trips.
* When they find it difficult to lose weight successfully.
* When they want to investigate surgical procedures about significant weight loss.We provide the listed services:
* Full diabetes assessment and screening for both Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes.
* Diagnosis, monitoring and care for women who have diabetes and become pregnant as well as those who develop gestational diabetes when they are pregnant.
* Information, education and support to enable you to understand diabetes and its impact on your body so that you can play a full role in its management.
* Specialist dietician advice and support on diet and healthy eating.
* Education and advice on how to both treat and avoid low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia) and high blood sugar (hyperglycemia).
* Support for children and teenagers diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes
* Support and help for when you want to take part in sport, travel abroad with work, have a baby, or just go on holiday, confident that you can still manage your diabetes.
* Referral to other specialists at FMC for additional assessments.