People with diabetes with early detection, regular self-monitoring of blood glucose and a proper combination of diet, exercise and medication, lead active, healthy lives. Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disease in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. Diabetes is due to either the pancreas not producing enough insulin or the cells of the body not responding properly to the insulin produced. Insulin is the hormone that helps your body use the energy from sugar, starches and other foods. The result is that your body doesn't get the energy it needs, and unmetabolized sugar (glucose), builds up in your blood causing damage to the body and its systems. At MGM Hospital, our patients benefit from a uniquely integrated approach to the treatment of diabetes, endocrine, metabolism and obesity, working in close collaboration with ophthalmologists, vascular surgeons, endocrine surgeons, obstetricians and paediatricians.


The department has a team of highly trained and skilled Consultants and medical staff that offer a thorough and comprehensive service to patients. In addition to a large outpatient service, the department also provides a daily consultation service for inpatients. The team provides an inpatient service for both Diabetes and Endocrinology and there is a dedicated endocrine investigation unit within the department. The department is committed to research and training to ensure that it stays at the forefront of the field and that patients get the best treatment available.


Q: What are the symptoms of diabetes?
If you are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms associated with diabetes, immediately consult a healthcare professional at MGM Hospital for a comprehensive Diabetes Check-up plan.
• Increased urination
• Blurred vision
• Fatigue or drowsiness
• Poorly healing cuts or bruises
• Increased hunger and thirst
• Rapid weight loss
• Dry, itchy skin
• Loss of feeling in hands or feet
Q: What causes diabetes?
Health care providers do not yet know what causes diabetes. The following factors may increase your chance of getting diabetes:
• Family history of diabetes
• African-American, Hispanic, Native American or Asian-American race or ethnic background
• Being overweight
• Age (Chances increase with age)
• Taking certain medicines
• Being pregnant*
*Pregnancy puts extra stress on a woman's body that causes some women to develop diabetes. Blood sugar levels often return to normal after childbirth. Yet, women who get diabetes during pregnancy have an increased chance of developing diabetes later in life.