Gulf Diabetes Specialist Center is the region's first medical center devoted entirely to the treatment of diabetes and its related complications. The Gulf Diabetes Specialist Center is an outpatient medical center specifically designed to provide diabetes prevention programs and also multidisciplinary education and treatment for people with diabetes and their families. The facilities are run by specialists and cover the full range of functions from the management and treatment of adult and pediatric diabetes to metabolic disorders.

History
The center was opened under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Bahrain, Sh. Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa by Deputy Prime Minister, Sh. Abdulla Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa. The plan was developed and implemented to achieve the main goal. Work started to secure the land and the funding and realize Bahraini Government approval for the project. GULF DIABETES SPECIALIST CENTER was opened as an affiliate of the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston ,USA in Jan 2004. In December, 2008, GULF DIABETES SPECIALIST CENTER ,started to operate independently as it expanded services from covering diabetes only to covering all endocrinology disorders, including thyroid diseases and cancers, osteoporosis, and related disorders.

Mission
To help people prevent diabetes or overcome the complications of diabetes and other endocrine disorders.

Vision
To become the best health care provider specializing in Diabetes and Endocrinology in the region.

Values

Reliability
Use of the most modern techniques
Team approach
Personal care
Confidentiality
Patient/Visitor comfort

Profile
Gulf Diabetes Specialist Center was established in January 2004 as an outpatient medical center for the treatment of Diabetes and other endocrinology disorders. GULF DIABETES SPECIALIST CENTER uses a team approach for diabetes management, including specially trained physicians, a podiatrist, an exercise physiotherapist, dietitians, diabetes nurse educators and nurses. We offer a wide variety of education programs, classes, and support groups. to assist our patients


Our Management Team


Our Chairman is
Mr. Nedhal Saleh Al - Aujan

• Bahrain Development Bank - CEO Chief Executive Officer
• Batelco - Member of Auditor Committee and Board Member
• Venture Capital Bank - Chief of Auditor Committee and Member of the Board of Directors.
• Chief of Executive Committee in Retail Arabia - Member of Board of Directors
• Bahrain ATOMISERS International B.S.C (c) - Member of Board of Directors
• Bahrain Institute Of Technology - Member of Board of Directors
• Dun & Bradstreet Ltd - Member of Board of Directors
• Global Leasing Co.- Member of Board of Directors





Our Center Operations and Development Manager is
Dr. Ahmad A. Alrashid M.B.Ch.B

He holds experience in health care management, project management and several management positions in specialized medical centers, medical investment, and health care management consultancy organizations.





Our Medical Director
Dr. Nasreen Al-Sayed, MD, FACP, ABCL

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.

Dr. Al-Sayed has a special interest in clinical diabetes, thyroid disorders, parathyroid disorders, osteoporosis, pituitary disorders, adrenal disorders, 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.




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