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.
It is in our genes!
DDI's researchers discovered 53 gene variations that can help identify the risk of diabetes and other metabolic diseases in the Kuwaiti population.Read more
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 signs agreement with KACCH
Dasman Diabetes Institute and Bayt Abdullah, Kuwait Association for the Care of Children in Hospitals (KACCH), sign a joint cooperation agreement to exchange experiences and share resources. The meeting, which was held today, was attended by Dr. Hilal Al-Sayer, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Institute and Chairman of the Board of Directors of […]
DDI Awarded 1st Patent
Dasman Diabetes institute is registered for its first international patent right for the recent innovation titled “Method for Preventing progression to Metabolic Syndrome” from United States of America Patent and Trademark.
Australian Ambassador visits DDI
H. E. Jonathan Gilbert, Australian Ambassadors and his team met with Dr Faisal Al-Refaie, COO and Dr Saad Al Sharrah to discuss and exchange updates regarding Dasman Diabetes Institute’s collaboration with University of Canberra and the George Institute. Updates on the latest projects including FoodSwitch were discussed.
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+