The Endocrine & Diabetes Center was established to meet the growing demands and needs of the community. The Gulf region is currently characterized by the highest growth rate of diabetes in the world.

The Endocrine & Diabetes Center covers and includes
  • Clinics for Diabetes Mellitus & Endocrine Glands
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Gestational Diabetes Clinic
  • Short Stature & Delayed Growth Clinic
  • Obesity Clinic
  • Foot Care Clinic
  • Nutrition Clinics
  • Health Education Clinic
  • Insulin Pump Clinic
  • Eye Retina Photography
  • Shots for Diabetes Patients
  • Counseling & Follow-ups for Diabetes In-patient
  • Thyroid Cancer Clinic
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. Our clinic receives cases of gestational diabetes and is specialized in caring for pregnant women with that condition.

Obesity Clinic

Obesity is one of the biggest health problems we face, and it is the cause or accelerator of many diseases.

With the rate of obesity in the Kingdom on the rise, it is well known that the most common cause 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 Obesity 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 and publicize the importance of healthy eating.
  • Short Stature & Delayed Growth Clinic

    The clinic deals with the causes of short stature in children whether they are due to medical reasons or otherwise. Consultations are handled with a team of specialists.
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Clinics

    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.
  • In-Patient Services

    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.
  • Vaccination Facilities

    In this department, we offer the Flu and Pneumococcal Vaccines, which are recommended for diabetic patients.
  • Insulin Pump Clinic

    This clinic was recently established to provide insulin pump therapy to adequately supply the blood with insulin. It is run by an integrated team of Endocrine and Diabetes specialists and consultants, diabetes nurse and a dietitian.
  • 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 that permits the diagnosis of specific diabetes complications through eye screening.