Our Therapeutic & Patient Care Department is made up of several clinics that aim to manage and prevent diabetes mellitus and its complications.
Below is a list of all the clinical services within this Department:
- Adult Diabetology
- Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
- Painful Diabetic Neuropathy
Other departments that support the clinical services to provide quality care, research and trials include:
- Health Information Management
- Clinical Laboratory
are a major cause of morbidity in people with diabetes. Diabetes can reduce the
blood supply and cause a loss of feeling to the feet. If not treated
appropriately, foot problems can lead to amputation. The prevalence of diabetes
is also expected to increase dramatically making the availability and
accessibility of evidence-based good quality diabetic foot management of vital
recognized evidence-based best practices in prevention, treatment, and
management of diabetes foot problems that, if implemented, will not only
improve patient outcomes but also reduce cost.
Podiatry Clinic provides specialist assessment and treatment for high risk
patients with diabetic foot diseases ranging from prevention and education of
patients, to identify and treat existing problems such as foot ulcers and
Charcot’s neuroarthropathy, before they get worse.
collaboration with our diabetes consultants and other specialties, the clinic
will ensure that patients receive comprehensive evidence-based clinical care.
aspire to do better for our patients, and are involved in education sessions
with patients, their families, nurses, medical students, physicians and other
healthcare professionals. We collaborate in clinical research with many
departments and institutes to advance our knowledge of diabetic foot complications
and share our results in scientific papers to help others in healthcare.
Routine Clinical Procedures
- Visual Acuity – all patients attending Ophthalmology clinic will
undergo visual acuity testing before consulting the Ophthalmologist. The
test is used to determine the smallest letters that can read on a
standardized chart (Snellen chart).
- Pupil dilation prior to eye examination – as per physician’s
orders, dilating drops will be instilled in patients’ eyes, after securing
verbal consent and explaining the side effects of the drops. Allergy
status will always be verified beforehand.
- Retinal Photography – uses a fundus camera to record color images
of the interior surface of the eye. Retinal screening is available every
day; results are reviewed by the Ophthalmologist. Appointment with the
specialist Ophthalmologist will be secured, according to the results.
- OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) – is a non-invasive imaging
test. OCT uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of the retina.
With OCT, the ophthalmologist can see each of the retina’s distinctive
- Slit Lamp Examination – is a special microscope with light that
lets the doctor examine the interior of the eyes. At this time, the
intraocular pressure will be checked, if needed.
- Visual Field Test – this test charts how wide an area can be seen,
and how sensitive the vision is within this area. The visual field test
assesses whether the vision is being affected by the function of the eye,
nerves and brain, rather than how well the eyes focus.
- LASER treatment – also known as retinal photocoagulation (PR). This
can be for specific region of the retina (FRP) or for the full retinal
(PRP). Due to uncontrolled blood sugar, new and abnormal blood vessels
start to grow on the retinal. These new blood vessels are quite fragile
and likely to bleed leading to loss of vision. This can be prevented by
LASER treatment which shrinks the new blood vessels and makes them