Departments & Services

The multi-disciplinary team of RAK Diabetes Center consists of endocrinologists, diabetologists, internists, diabetes-educator, general practitioner, dietitian, podiatrist, ophthalmologist and cardiologist working together to provide comprehensive care for patients with diabetes and endocrine disorders under one roof. Our physicians offer the following services for adults and Children:

Diabetes Management

  • Comprehensive Diabetes management for Adults & Pediatrics (Type 1, Type 2, Gestational Diabetes, Secondary Diabetes and others)
  • Implementation of modern diabetes treatment technologies
  • Special programs and workshops for children and adolescents (DiaBEATers Club)
  • Assessment and treatment of associated complications of diabetes including foot ulcers, nephropathy, neuropathy, etc.
  • Screening and prevention of diabetes mellitus and/or its complications
  • Professional support and assistance in psycho-social problems related to and caused by a chronic disease as diabetes
  • Cardiovascular system assessment with ECG, Echo, Stress tests available
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)
  • Insulin pump program (CSII), offering specialized workshops with experts, 24-hour phone assistance-service in case of pump-related complications or Hyperglycemic Decompensation and Diabetes Ketoacidosis (DKA)
  • Specialized and detailed counseling on diabetes and pregnancy for women with or without diabetes, focusing on risks for the pregnant and fetus, level of control, treatment or prevention targets and possible complications, etc
  • Advanced foot care including inserts, orthoses supply, static and dynamic pedography
  • Retinal scan of eye fundus, evaluation and assessment of diabetes retinopathy

Departments & Services

  • Special functional testing of all endocrine glands (e.g. pituitary gland, adrenal, parathyroid and etc.)
  • Thyroid disease management ( Ultrasound and Biopsy)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of hormonal, metabolic and gonadal disorders
  • Diagnosis and treatment of lipid-disorders
  • Professional counseling on genetic risks of special diabetes types (e.g. MODY) or familiar heterozygous hyperlipidemia
  • Assessment and treatment of vitamin-D-deficiency and osteoporosis, diagnostic and treatment
  • Assessment and treatment of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Assessment of infertility
A general practitioner/family physician is offering a comprehensive healthcare service for all family members across the ages. The holistic approach of general practice aims to take into consideration the biological, psychological and social factors relevant to the care of each patient’s illness. Our family physician provides a wide range of acute, chronic and preventive medical care services including routine check ups, seasonal and travel immunization, screening tests, health risk assessments and personalized counseling on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. You are welcome to discuss any of your health concerns with our family physician.

In addition to addressing routine medical issues of our patient, RAK Diabetes Center General Practitioners pay visits to corporate organizations and schools to raise awareness on healthy lifestyles, and promote disease prevention. RAK Diabetes Center GPs also provide a “Visiting Doctor” service to corporate organizations in Dubai.
If you have diabetes, you are at least twice as likely as someone who does not have diabetes to have heart disease or a stroke. People with diabetes also tend to develop heart disease or have strokes at an earlier age than other people.

Cardiologists are doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating diseases or conditions of the heart and blood vessels—the cardiovascular system. You might also visit a cardiologist so you can learn about your risk factors for heart disease and find out what measures you can take for better heart health.

The following services are available at our center :
  • ECG
  • Echo
  • Stress test
RAK Diabetes Center is partnered with RAK Hospital and Eye Care Center to bring you paramount levels of ophthalmology care, in a relaxed and lavish environment. Our team of dynamic professionals offer comprehensive treatments of eye conditions by merging state of the art technology with latest practices in the field.

The range of ophthalmology services includes :
  • Comprehensive ophthalmic exam
  • Auto refraction
  • Intra ocular pressure measurement
  • Slit lamp examination
  • Dilated fundus examination
  • OCT scanning of the retina
  • Digital retinal photography
  • Retinal Auto fluorescence photography
  • Diabetes retinopathy evaluation
  • Laser retinal photo coagulation for diabetes retinopathy
  • Intravitreal injections for diabetes maculopathy
The Department of Internal Medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases in adults.

Our Internists deal with the entire spectrum of diseases of the inner organs, metabolic diseases, endocrine, rheumatoid and infectious diseases.

Our core-competencies are :
  • Management of non-infectious diseases including Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, Lipid Disorders
  • Management of Infectious Diseases
  • Management of Endocrine Diseases, including Thyroid disorders and disorders of the Parathyroid and disorders of the adrenal glands.
  • Nephrology (Diseases of the kidneys) and management of chronic renal failure, including Hemodialysis
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Diseases of the digestive system (in close collaboration with the Department of Gastroenterology and Surgery)
A Podiatrist is skilled, trained and educated doctor to assess, diagnose and treat problems of the foot, ankle and associated structures of the leg. Podiatry is an important part of multidisciplinary approach for the treatment and management of diabetes. One of the most dangerous complications of diabetes is the diabetes foot, as it may lead to amputation of lower limbs.

Our podiatrist works closely with doctors, nurses and diabetes educators to increase awareness and education to get the best results.

If you have never seen podiatrist before there are many reasons to do so.
  • General foot care- removal of corns, cutting of toenails, callous
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Nail Brace
  • Diabetes wound care
  • Orthotics/insoles, customized and off the shelf devices
  • Diabetes shoe prescription and fitting
  • Verruca/plantar wart treatment
  • Diabetes Foot syndrome Treatment and management
Diabetes education is a cornerstone of diabetes management, because diabetes requires day to day knowledge on nutrition, physical exercise, monitoring and medication.

The purpose of diabetes education is to educate the patient and his family members on diabetes management and monitoring, while improving their knowledge, skills and confidence, and enabling them to control their own condition and integrate effective self-management into their daily lives. High quality structured education on nutrition and complications prevention plan can have a profound effect on health outcomes and significantly improve quality of life.

Our qualified educator will guide you on your way to a healthy lifestyle and better diabetes control.
A balanced diet with regular exercise is key the in the management of diabetes. Diabetes is strongly related to excess weight, physical inactivity and poor dietary habits. A radical lifestyle modification is the first step towards controlling diabetes. Our dietitians and exercise therapists will provide you with knowledge, education, monitoring and support to help you lead a healthier lifestyle. Taking it one step at a time, our team will help you not only implement the new strategies but also to achieve the set goals and to maintain the acquired results and habits in the long run.

Our dietary department is specialized but not limited to diabetesmanagement.

Our scope of services include:
  • Nutritional assessment and body composition analysis
  • Family Nutrition education
  • Obesity Weight management
  • Pre/post bariatric surgery management
  • Cardiovascular health and dyslipidemia
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Nutrition during pregnancy and lactation
  • Polycystic Ovarian syndrome
  • Eating disorders
  • Renal diseases and kidney disorders
  • Food intolerance test (Food IgG antibody test)
  • Obesity genetic test