The National Diabetes Center at Al Wakra Hospital has relocated to Mesaieed Hospital in a move that will enable the multi-disciplinary team to treat more patients with the condition.

The National Diabetes Center opened at Al Wakra Hospital in 2014 and provided patients in the south of the country with access to world-class diabetes services in one place. Last year, the centre in Al Wakra saw over 20,000 patient visits.

Dr Mahmoud Zirie, Senior Consultant and Head of the Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Department, said that the National Diabetes Centers are designed to serve as a one-stop-shop where patients can speak with specialists healthcare professionals and get access to individualised treatment.

The centres provide health education, medication and equipment, as required. We offer individualised treatment plans built around a patient’s specific needs. HMC offers first-class diabetes diagnosis, assessment, education, management and multi-disciplinary care.

Dr Khalid Dukhan, Senior Consultant and Director of Diabetes Care at the Mesaieed National Diabetes Center said the newly relocated facility was more spacious and would enable patients to have a better experience.

Moving the centre from Al Wakra to the new site at Mesaieed Hospital will enable our team to see more patients and in the new location, it will be an overall better patient experience.

There are two additional National Diabetes Centers, located at Hamad General Hospital and the Women’s Wellness and Research Center.

Diabetes is a complex condition that can lead to debilitating long-term complications and acute illness. The disease in Qatar is quite prevalent, with about 17% of Qatar’s adult population thought to have diabetes. About 10 to 20% of Qatar’s population is estimated to be pre-diabetic.

If you have any questions or concerns about diabetes, you can call the dedicated Diabetes Hotline on 16099, from Sunday to Thursday, 7 am to 3 pm. 

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