Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology

Welcome to the Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology.

Dr Nasreen Al Sayed
Medical Director

Title

  • Consultant Endocrinologist and Lipidologist
  • Medical Director

Department

  • Diabetes and Endocrinology

Specialities

  • Clinical diabetes, thyroid disorders, parathyroid disorders, osteoporosis, lipid disorders, and polycystic ovary syndrome and hirsutism

Types of Consultation

  • Adults and Children over the age of 12

Surgeon

  • No

Background

Dr. Nasreen Al-Sayed graduated from Arabian Gulf University, college of Medicine in Bahrain. She is American Board Certified. She completed her residency training in Internal medicine at Sinai-Grace Hospital, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA and Fellowship training in Endocrinology and Diabetes at Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio, USA. Dr. Al-Sayed is also American Board Certified in Clinical Lipidology and is the first physician to have board certification in lipids in Middle East. Dr. Al-Sayed is a fellow of American College of Physicians. She is a member of many Diabetes and Endocrine Associations such as the American Diabetes Association, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, The American College of Physicians, The National Lipid Association and has several research publications.
Additionally, Dr. Al-Sayed has a special interest in clinical diabetes, thyroid disorders, parathyroid disorders, osteoporosis, polycystic ovary syndrome and hirsuitism. She is first physician in Middle East with experience in treating resistant cases of hypoparathyroidism with parathyroid hormone. She has also teaching experience and served as an Assistant Professor at Arabian Gulf University, College of Medicine & Medical Sciences.

Education

  • Bachelors Degree of basic medical sciences, Arabian Gulf University, College of Medicine
  • M.D with distinction from the Arabian Gulf University, College of Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Clinical Lipidology

Internships

  • Salmanyia Medical Centre, Bahrain

Residencies

  • Internal Medicine resident, Sinai-Grace Hospital, Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center

Fellowships

  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio, USA
  • Fellow of American College of Endocrinologists (FACE)
  • Fellow of American College of Physicians (FACP)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board Certified in Clinical Lipidology

Teaching Appointments

  • Assistant Professor at Arabian Gulf University, College of Medicine & Medical Sciences

Professional Society Memberships

  • Member, Bahrain Medical Society
  • Member, American College of Physicians.
  • Member, American Diabetes Association
  • Member, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • Member, The National Lipid Association
  • Member, the Steering Committee in Gulf Registry for Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Member, Board of Directors of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists-Gulf Chapter
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Royal Hospital for Women-Bahrain

Awards

  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist-Gulf Chapter Award recognition

Special Interests

  • Diabetes, Thyroid, Lipid disorders and polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Clinical Research
  • Community awareness programs
  • Hospital administration

Languages

  • Arabic and English
Dr Jaffar Abbas
Consultant Family Physician

Title

Consultant Family Physician and Diabetologist

Department

Diabetes and Endocrinology

Specialities

Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and Diabetology

Type of Consultations

Adults & children after the age of 9 years.
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Surgeon

No

Background

Dr. Jaafar Abbas has graduated with first-degree honors from Jordan university (the Master Program between 2006- 2008) at national Center for diabetes endocrinology & Genetics.
He Finished His MBBch  from university of Alexandria  ( 1991-1997) , After graduation he finished one year internship program at salmaniya  Medcial complex in 1998 & after that He passed successfully the Bahrain Medical licensure Exam.
He received extensive postgraduate training in Bahrain during his Residency program, this included internal medicine, family medicine between (1999-2002), accordingly he got The Arab Board certificate In family Medicine & Joint Board certificate (RCSI-ICGP).
He had good experience in dealing with all cases related to diabetes disease ( Type1 Dm ,Type 2 Dm & gestational Diabetes mellitus) , & had participated and attended many local & international conferences in Endocrine & diabetes.

Education

MB,B,CH from University of Alexandria, Faculty of Medicine, Egypt
Training in Diabeteology at the National Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Genetics in Amman, Jordan
Higher Diploma in Diabetology, from Jordan University, Jordan
Master’s in Diabetology from Jordan University, Medical school, Jordan

Internships

Salmaniya Medical Complex Bahrain

Residencies

FPRP, Two years fellowship training in the field of Diabetes

Teaching Appointments

MUB-RCSI (Medical University of Bahrain)

Professional Society Memberships

Member, Bahrain Medical Society

Awards

Best published research in Journal Of Bahrain Medical society (1-26) April 2015

Languages

Arabic and English

Appointment

Dr Lubna Mohamed Hasan Kamaluddin
Specialist Diabetologist

Title

Specialist Diabetologist and Endocrinologist

Department

Diabetes and Endocrinology

Specialities

Endocrinology

Type of Consultations

Adolescents and Adults

Surgeon

No

Background

  • Dr Lubna Mohamed Hasan Kamaluddin Worked at Salmaniya Medical Complex in the Internal Medicine Department, since her graduation from Arabian Gulf University, treating patients with different diseases including all specialties in general medicine: (Cardiology, Rheumatology, Gastroenterology, Respiratory medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Infectious diseases, Hematological disorders, Neurology, Nephrology, along with Endocrinology and Diabetes)
  • Has experience in treating inpatients and outpatients with Diabetes and Endocrine diseases, including management of patients with:
    • Diabetes mellitus both types 1 and 2
    • Gestational diabetes
    • Insulin pump management
    • Diabetes during the holy month (Ramadhan)
    • Hyperlipidemia and hypertension
    • Diabetes insipidus
    • Disturbances in thyroid and parathyroid hormones.
    • Disturbances in pituitary gland hormones
    • Disturbances in adrenal gland hormones
    • Polycystic ovary syndrome
    • Obesity
    • Vitamin D deficiency and osteoporosis.
  • Achieved the Arab Board Certificate in Internal Medicine.
  • Achieved Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes from Cardiff University, UK.
  • Achieved Masters in Healthcare Ethics and Law from Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Involved in teaching medical ethics and law at the Royal College of Surgeons, Bahrain.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Basic medical sciences, Arabian Gulf University, Bahrain.
  • Doctor of Medicine, MD. Arabian Gulf University, Kingdom of Bahrain.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Diabetes, Cardiff University, United Kingdom.
  • Masters in Healthcare ethics and Law, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland.

Internships

Internship Rotation, SMC, ministry of Health Bahrain.

Residencies

Resident in Internal Medicine Department, Salmaniya Medical Complex, Bahrain.

Board Certifications

Certificate of Arab Board in Internal Medicine.

Teaching Appointments

  • Involved in clinical teaching at Arabian gulf university
  • Involved in teaching medical ethics and law at the Royal College of Surgeons in Bahrain.

Professional Society Memberships

Member, Bahrain Medical Society

Languages

Arabic and English


At the Gulf Diabetes Specialist Center, our team of highly trained and skilled endocrinologists, diabetologists, nurses and dietitian offer a holistic approach to the treatment of Diabetes and other endocrine diseases.

We provide a complete range of services for the evaluation, treatment and management of diabetes and other endocrine problems for both adults and children.

We are committed to our mission of excellence in providing the best-quality-care and to improve the quality of life for people with diabetes and other endocrinology disorders.

The department undertakes diabetes research, clinical care, and education. Our team of Endocrinologists and Diabetologists is dedicated to ensuring that people with diabetes live long, healthy lives and offers real progress in preventing and curing diabetes.

Our registered dietitian work with individuals and their physicians to develop personalized diabetes care plans that teach them how to plan meals, monitor glucose levels, manage medications and adopt beneficial lifestyle habits like proper diet and exercise.

The department offers recent advanced endocrine & diabetes treatments along with highly efficient monitoring systems such as continuous glucose monitoring devices, instant HbA1c checks, 24 hour blood pressure monitoring systems, managing insulin pump patients, comprehensive thyroid checks and detecting early thyroid cancer, comprehensive dynamic endocrinological tests and interpretations along with bone health such as osteoporosis prevention and treatment.


Our areas of expertise in clinical care include:

  • Diabetes
  • Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes
  • Diabetes in pregnancy
  • Insulin pump therapy
  • Adrenal diseases
  • Growth disorders
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Thyroid diseases and Cancer
  • Parathyroid
  • Calcium Disorders
  • Osteoporosis
  • Bone and Mineral Metabolism
  • Hypertension
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Obesity Work Up and Treatment
  • Hirsutism
  • Male and Female Hormonal disorders
  • Infertility
  • Pediatric Endocrinology and Short Stature
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Located on the ground floor, the Diabetes and Endocrinology Department provides services on the following days:

Sunday to Wednesday: 8am to 9pm

Saturday and Thursday: 8am to 5pm

You may contact the department on (+973) 1723 9239 or (+973) 1723 9206 from 8am–9pm on Saturday to Thursday to make an appointment or simply click the Appointment Request Button above and fill in your details and we’ll contact you to confirm your appointment.