Dasman Diabetes Institute (DDI) was established under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Al Sabah, the late Amir of the State of Kuwait, and the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) to combat the prevalence of diabetes in Kuwait.
Since its inauguration in 2006 by His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah (the current Amir of the State of Kuwait), the Institute has strived to address the diabetes epidemic in Kuwait through focused diabetes research, integrated prevention, training and education.
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DDI is made up of three Sectors: Research, Medical and Operations. Our Sectors allow us to successfully translate our research from bench to bedside.
Our Research Sector represents the backbone that supports the Institute’s disease-targeted research.
Our Medical Sector is the fuel that drives the Institute’s initiatives: research, training, education and health promotion.
Our Operations Sector builds and maintains the foundations of the Institute, thereby transforming philosophies to measurable outcomes.
Non-HDL cholesterol high in Asia
Cholesterol levels dropping in Western nations – but rising in Asia. Data contributed by DDI's Dr Monira Alarouj and Dr Abdullah Alkandari.Read more
COVID-19 in Kuwait
Is COVID-19 different in Kuwait than other countries? How? This is explained by Prof Fahd Al-Mulla and his team in a recently published study.Read more
Diabetes, is it in your genes?
Why are obesity, diabetes and other metabolic disorders common in Kuwaitis? Are diet and lifestyle choices the main cause?Read more
Our Latest Publications
Here you can find our latest publications and novel discoveries. We strive to create a knowledge-sharing platform where we explain explain and highlight the basic sciences, novel discoveries, clinical trials and point-of-care testing that will better serve the community.
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DDI and ‘الكويت قدها’ volunteers deliver medication
Dr Hilal AlSayer, Chairmen of the Board of Trustees, and Dr Qais Al Duwairi join DDI’s pharmacy team…
KFSD deliver medication to DDI Patients
The Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) visited DDI to assist in delivering medication to DDI patients.Read More+
Volunteers deliver medication to DDI patients
With the guidance and support of DDI’s pharmacists, a Kuwaiti team of volunteers…
World Obesity Day
March 4th is the World Obesity Day, and at DDI, we are fully supportive of tackling this epidemic by sharing our “O” for obesity.
DDI’s GeoHealth completes data collection at Aadiliyah Co-op
The Geohealth Lab at the Dasman Diabetes Institute in collaboration with the George Institute of Global Health…