The Mubadala Health partner’s three-day course aims to empower people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to manage their condition

Dr Alya Al Mazrouei, Acting Executive Director of ICLDC

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Mubadala Health’s Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC) is offering an online educational course for patients with type 1 diabetes to enhance their understanding of the condition and encourage better self-management and outcomes.

The ICLDC Structured Education Programme (SEP) consists of 18 modules designed by ICLDC doctors, dietitians and diabetes educators.  SEP will be delivered every quarter and the next session is scheduled for 30 August to 1 September, from 12-4pm.  The modules will provide patients who have type 1 diabetes with a structured set of educational materials and resources to enable better management of this chronic condition and reduce the onset and severity of associated complications such as eye and kidney disease.

Dr Alya Al Mazrouei, Acting Executive Director of ICLDC, says: “We are very excited to offer the ICLDC Structured Education Programme again, which has been updated this time to cover circumstances related to COVID-19. The programme will lay a solid foundation for better diabetes care and ultimately improve our patients’ quality of life. The programme will equip patients with the right tools and information to manage their condition confidently and responsibly and avoid any debilitating complications.”

She added that the programme serves an important role in patients’ treatment plans. “The key to success when it comes to managing type 1 diabetes is patient education. Type 1 diabetes is a complex condition that requires constant planning and decision-making. Patient education empowers the individual who has to live with this condition 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,” she explains.

The three-day course will cover several modules including Glucose Monitoring; Carbohydrate Counting, Managing Sick Days; Hypoglycaemia and Hyperglycaemia Management; Diabetes and Driving; Diabetes and Pregnancy; and Emotional and Behavioural aspects of living with type 1 diabetes. Each module is available in both Arabic and English

About Mubadala Health:

Mubadala Health is the integrated healthcare network of Mubadala Investment Company. Established in 2021, Mubadala Health operates, manages, and develops a portfolio of healthcare assets including: Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Healthpoint, Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC), Amana Healthcare, National Reference Laboratory (NRL), Capital Health Screening Centre (CHSC), Abu Dhabi Telemedicine Centre (ADTC), Danat Al Emarat, HealthPlus Diabetes & Endocrinology Center, HealthPlus Family Clinics, HealthPlus Fertility, HealthPlus Women’s Health Center, Moorfields Eye Hospital Abu Dhabi, and a stake in Al Meswak Dental Clinics Group. With a vision to transform the regional healthcare landscape, Mubadala Health sets a new benchmark for the UAE and regional healthcare industry through its state-of-the-art facilities and world-class caregivers who strive to put patients first across its continuum of care. Innovation, research, and education are the foundational pillars of Mubadala Health, supporting the further development of a sustainable healthcare sector in line with the vision of Abu Dhabi and the region.

About Imperial College London Diabetes Centre:

Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC), a Mubadala Health partner, is a state-of-the-art outpatient facility that specialises in diabetes treatment, research, training and public health awareness. In just over a decade, the Centre has gained international renown for its holistic approach to the treatment of diabetes and related complications that enables patients to receive the full spectrum of care they need in one place.

With more than 80 diabetes professionals and endocrinologists under one roof, ICLDC offers best-in-class medical attention from first diagnosis to disease management across 11 specialist practice areas including adult and paediatric endocrinology, treatment of metabolic and electrolyte disorders, pre- and post-bariatric surgery care, heart disease prevention, nutritional advice, diabetes education services, ophthalmology, nephrology and podiatry.

ICLDC was established in 2006 in Abu Dhabi by Mubadala in partnership with the UK’s Imperial College London to address the growing demand for diabetes care in the UAE. The centre now operates three branches across Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, touching the lives of more than one million people through patient-centric programmes and public health initiatives. In 2007, ICLDC launched Diabetes. Knowledge. Action, now the longest running public health awareness campaign in the country. The initiative promotes an active lifestyle through an ongoing calendar of events for the whole community – Major activations include an annual walkathon that coincides with the World Diabetes Day in November.