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The Diabetes Mellitus Program’s specially trained caregivers use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to formulate treatment plans tailored to each patient’s diagnosis and lifestyle.
A patient’s first visit typically starts with a comprehensive history, review of symptoms, and physical examination. Lab tests to measure a patient’s blood glucose are usually done. In addition, patients may receive a computerized eye exam to check the retina (the back of the eye) to see if there is any diabetes-related damage to the blood vessels in the eye.
Managing diabetes mellitus requires continuous follow-up care. At subsequent appointments with Diabetes Mellitus Program physicians, information is downloaded from a patient’s diabetes management home-use device (if available) to review glucose readings and other relevant data. Caregivers also review symptoms, and may order additional testing to check for diabetes-related complications, when necessary.
Because diabetes can cause complications that affect many parts of the body, the Diabetes Mellitus Program collaborates with other Institutes and subspecialties at Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. These include:
This multidisciplinary approach ensures that Diabetes Mellitus Program patients receive expert, coordinated care for related complications.
Diabetes Mellitus Program care is provided by a dedicated team that supports all aspects of the patient journey, working with physicians from across Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. Caregivers involved in patient care for this program includes: