Gestational Diabetes Clinic
Gestational Diabetes is a state of high sugar in the blood during pregnancy for women who have not previously been diagnosed with diabetes. Women with Gestational Diabetes are at increased risk of developing Diabetes Mellitus type two after pregnancy.
Obesity is one of the biggest health problems we face, and this common nutritional problem is related to many diseases.
Statistics show that the rate of obesity in Saudi Arabia has
increased 30%. It is well known that the most common cause of obesity is an increase in energy intake with a lack of expended energy. However, there are other things that contribute to this imbalance between energy intake and energy expended, such as genetics, environmental factors, psychological factors and some endocrine diseases. Research suggests that a loss of 5 - 10% of excess weight can:
- Reduce 25% of deaths caused by obesity
- Reduce 10 mm Hg in systolic and diastolic pressure
- Reduce the incidence of diabetes by 50%
- Reduce 10% of cholesterol
- Increase 8% of the good HDL cholesterol
The Clinic develops a plan with the goal of reducing the rate of obesity by treating patients who suffer from this problem so that they can control it, return to ENDOCRINE & DIABETES CENTER an ideal weight, and publicize the importance of healthy eating.
Short Stature & Delayed Growth Clinic
A consultant in endocrine diseases supervises all auditors. The Clinic deals with the causes of short stature in children whether they are due to medical reasons or otherwise.
Foot Care Clinic
The Diabetic Foot Clinic is equipped with specialized medical equipment and a qualified medical team for the prevention diagnosis and treatment of diabetic foot complications.
The Clinics aim to educate people about the most appropriate diet for diabetics.
In addition, the nutrition specialists focus on correcting the myths patients have about nutrition and answer their queries. Patients are followed-up with on a regular basis to ensure their health is improving and this is done through the collaboration of the medical team of doctors and nurses. The Nutrition Clinic receives patients with special cases who require special nutrition programs.
See the Nutrition Department section for more information.
Insulin Pump Clinic
Is a new clinic that was recently established to provide insulin pump. It is run by an integrated team consisting of Endocrine and Diabetes specialists and consultants, diabetes nurse and a dietitian.
The Diabetes & Endocrine Center provides professional and high quality diabetes and endocrine consultations to all in-patient departments, including ICU, CCU, OB GYN, ER, Surgery and Pediatrics.
Eye Screening for Diabetes Complications by Fundus Camera
Another new service provided by the Diabetes Center is the very sophisticated Fundus Camera, which captures high definition photos.
In this Department, we offer the Flu and Pneumococcal Vaccines, which are recommended for diabetic patients.