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Nutrition Meet the Team


Fatima Ismail

Fatima Ismail
MS- Dietitian, Team Leader

I am experienced clinical dietitian with a bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition from Qatar University and a master’s degree in Diabetes Care and Management from the University of Dundee. I am skilled in diabetes education, nutrition education, and clinical research in multiple live and virtual settings.  My current area of interest and specialty lies in supporting children and adolescents with diabetes to improve their relationship with food.

Along with my work at the pediatric nutrition clinic, I am a dietitian lead in Kids In Control OF Food program (KICk-OFF) course. This structured education program is tailored for children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes aged between 11-16 years. Also, I deliver ongoing education and training programs related to nutrition and diabetes management for healthcare providers, to enhance awareness about diabetes and the impact of healthy nutrition.

My mission is to continually support my patients to reach their nutrition goals by providing evidence-based dietary care.



Durra Al Sumaiti

Durra Al Sumaiti,
MS RD – Senior Dietitian

I graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics and I completed a combined Master’s and dietetic internship at Boston University. I then joined Dasman Diabetes Institute (DDI) and have been working as an adult outpatient clinical dietitian. I am interested in medical nutrition therapy, health promotion and disease prevention. As a registered dietitian and trained CounterWeight Plus specialist, I hold nutrition and remission clinics at DDI to help people achieve their health goals and reach diabetes remission, respectively. I love nutrition, food, and the science behind it and enjoy sharing my passion and expertise to the community.



Reem Almatrook

Reem Almatrook,
MS – Clinical Dietitian

I began working at DDI after completing a Bachelor’s (University of Reading) and a Master’s degree (University College London) in Clinical Nutrition. I have always been fascinated by the science behind the relationship between nutrition and overall health. My expertise allows me to provide medical nutrition therapy, teach advanced carb counting, deliver diabetes education, and present educational courses for patients of all ages. The most rewarding part of my work is providing my patients with the tools to manage their health challenges and witnessing the resulting positive health outcomes. 



Najeeba Almatrouk

Najeeba Almatrouk,
Clinical Dietitian

After graduating from Colorado State University (B.S. in Nutrition and Food Science with a Concentration in Dietetics and Nutrition Management), I began my career working at DDI in 2014 where I spent many years developing my clinical expertise and specializing primarily as a diabetes dietitian.

I have worked with a vast array of diabetes patients of all ages and I have a wide range of experience from nutrition consultations, cooking classes, in-house and outreach events as well as evidence-based diabetes research. When it comes to nutrition, I believe that Medical Nutrition Therapy is a key component of diabetes education and management. Furthermore, I do love spending time in the kitchen discovering tasty, simple and nourishing recipes and I enjoy sharing them with my patients.