Endocrinology and Diabetes

Outpatient Clinic Treating Endocrine Disorders in Qatar

What is an endocrine disorder?

Endocrine disorders are caused by an abnormality in the production or action of hormones. These hormones are produced by specialized organs called the endocrine glands. Hormones are carried by the blood to different parts of the body. Each hormone has a different job and tells the body what to do and when to do it. The hormone actions bring about changes in the way the body functions or behaves and control and coordinate all activities.

What are some of the symptoms of endocrine conditions?

Depending on the kind and severity of endocrine disease and which hormone is affected, symptoms can vary for patients. The most common symptoms are:

  • Extreme tiredness or fatigue
  • Frequent urination
  • Rapid weight loss
  • Unusual thirst or dehydration
  • Frequent hunger
  • Skin color changes
  • Seizures
  • Early or delayed puberty
  • Poor growth

What services do we provide at Sidra Medicine?

The Endocrinology and Diabetes division provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary care to pediatric and adolescent patients with a wide variety of Endocrine conditions including:

  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Disorders of growth and puberty
  • Disorders of the thyroid
  • Adrenal and pituitary glands
  • Disorders of calcium homeostasis
  • Hypoglycemic disorders

Sidra Medicine uses the latest technology to treat our diabetes patients. New devices such as insulin pumps, glucose sensors and sensor augmented pumps are used in treatment of diabetes.

Outpatient Clinic Treating Endocrine Disorders in Qatar

endocrine disorders in pituitary gland, hypothalamus, thyroid gland, parathyroid, bone disorders, adrenal glands, pancreas, testis, and ovary

Endocrinology and Diabetes

There are many different endocrine glands in the body such as pituitary, thyroid, adrenal and pancreas. An abnormality in any of the functions of these glands will produce an endocrine disorder or disease. An endocrinologist specializes in treating patients with these disorders.

There is a collaborative effort to include patients of all ages at all levels of care in any type of healthcare setting and everyone is involved in the decision making. The families are able to maintain their control on the treatment options and are considered essential in treatment options and decisions relating to quality improvement, safety, education, policies and research initiatives.

Some of our doctors and nurses are national and international leaders in the care of children who use insulin pumps and children who have other glucose disorders.

Diabetes

Diabetes is a lifelong condition that affects the body’s ability to produce insulin. Insulin is responsible for processing sugars and carbohydrates and turning them into energy the body can use. There is still no cure for diabetes, but treating and managing the symptoms can help your child enjoy a healthy and happy life. The Sidra Medicine team can serve as your partner as you help your child learn to manage and cope with diabetes.

Children with diabetes need to learn how diabetes works so that they can manage it. The earlier a child starts learning how to build their diet and administer insulin injections, the easier it will be for them to turn diabetes management into a normal part of their daily routine as they get older.

Sidra Medicine uses the latest technology to treat our diabetes patient. New devices such as insulin pumps, glucose sensors and sensor augmented pumps are used in treatment of diabetes.

Our team at Sidra Medicine can help you and your child learn the basics of diabetes management so they can maintain their health and wellbeing for years to come.

What research do we do at Sidra Medicine?

Clinical and laboratory research is on-going focusing on implementing new technological advances for blood glucose monitoring and insulin delivery as well understanding the molecular mechanisms of endocrine disorders especially in children with diabetes mellitus, hypoglycemia and early onset obesity. This research will help us in developing new treatment options for all our patients.