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Diabetes is an illness that occurs when a person’s blood sugar is extremely high. It has two main types: Type 1 and Type 2, both of which are lifetime conditions with serious health effects. The common causes of diabetes include genetics, family history, health and lifestyle and ethnicity.

Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is the more severe type of diabetes. Patients who have Type 1 are no longer able to produce insulin in their body. Their immune system attacks and eliminates pancreatic cells that produce insulin. Type 1 diabetes may affect children and young adults though the condition can occur at any age. Patients who have Type 1 must take insulin daily to stay alive.

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, accounting for approximately 90 percent of diabetes cases. It can occur at any age, but it is more prevalent among middle-aged people and the elderly.

Diagnosis, treatment and management of diabetes

A diabetes doctor in Dubai will seek to know and understand a person’s medical history to determine the factors triggering the condition and the type of diabetes. Physical examination, blood tests and lifestyle check are among the tests your doctor will perform to determine the best diabetes treatment plan for you.

For Type 1 patients, a daily dosage of insulin will be needed. For Type 2 patients, their condition can be managed with the aid of medicines and by living a healthy life, which means eating healthy food, following a strict diet and keeping active and doing exercises.

Consult our diabetes doctor & specialist

Here at Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, we provide quality, reliable and prompt diabetes care to help patients manage diabetes and its symptoms and enjoy a good quality life. We have an up-to-date diabetes clinic in Dubai providing focused medical care and services for patients who have diabetes.

Dr. Ahmed Hassoun is our consultant endocrinologist with a specialized expertise in diabetes treatment and management. If you wish to seek his medical advice through an appointment or if you have questions about our services, please get in touch with us on +971 4 407 0100 or send us a message at



Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery

PO Box: 114448, Dubai - Sheikh Zayed Rd, United Arab Emirates

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Phone: +971 4 407 0100
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