Diabetes and Endocrinology
The department at Saudi German Hospital – Cairo is committed to providing patients world-class diabetes and endocrinology care. This state-of-the-art facilities are equipped to meet the highest international standards and follow strict guidelines to ensure optimal care with guaranteed satisfaction.
According to World Health Organization (WHO) research data, more than 40% of the population over the age of 60 is reported to be suffering from the disease.
Patients with higher blood glucose levels are said to have pre-diabetes and risk developing diabetes within a span of 5 to 10 years. The Diabetology Department at Saudi German Hospital-Cairo aims to identify the risk factors at an early stage that is essential to help prevent the disease at its very onset.
- Care for diabetic patients
Patients attending our center for the first time are thoroughly assessed by getting information about eating pattern, weight history, exercise history, prior A1C records, details of previous treatment programs, current medications, frequency and severity of acute complications like diabetic ketoacidosis if any, risk factors for atherosclerosis like hypertension, smoking, obesity, hyperlipidemia and family history, contraception and reproductive and sexual history. By completing physical examination and the investigations work up it will be possible to assess the likelihood of any chronic complication. A special attention is given to the patient’s eyes, feet, nervous system and kidneys. During the same initial visit, the patient might be referred to the ophthalmologist, the nutritionist or the diabetic educator whenever needed.
The management plan is individualized taking the patient’s preference into account. Considerations are given to patient’s age, work or school conditions, physical activities, eating patterns and presence of complications of diabetes or other medical conditions.
Additional to the given management plan, patients receive diabetes self-management education as well as education and development of problems-solving skills in the various aspects of diabetes management, then they are scheduled for regular follow up visits for assessment of glycemic control, compliance to life style modification, adjusting or modifying the management plan if needed and continuing the education program.
- Care for people at risk
Testing asymptomatic people is done routinely for pregnant ladies and for people more than 45 years of age, but at a younger age for overweight persons, particularly when they have one or more out of about 10 risk factors. It is not uncommon for persons with such risk factors to have mild rise in their blood sugar and in A1C when they are categorized as “pre-diabetic”. Such people benefit a lot from life style modification and can be maintained for long without medications.
- Management of patients with Diabetes Mellitus Types 1 & 2 in adults and pediatrics, as well as gestational diabetes
- Prevention and screening for micro-vascular and macro-vascular complications
- Diabetes foot and the wound care
- Diabetic Neuropathy
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Diabetic Nephropathy
- Pediatrics diabetes
- Nutritional services
- Behavioral education and counseling for diabetic patients
- Endocrinal diseases
- Thyroid disease – Short Statures
- Pituitary diseases – All Endocrine Tumors
- Parathyroid diseases, including high/low calcium
- Diseases of the adrenal gland
- Conditions related to male and female hormone imbalance, including fertility problems, polycystic ovaries, low testosterone, and high prolactin
- Vitamin D deficiency
- High blood pressure and high cholesterol
- Insulin Pump-Center
- Follow up