MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH

MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH

At the Diabetes Center at Hospital da Luz Lisboa, patients with diabetes are clinically managed through a multidisciplinary and personalized approach. 

The Diabetes Center focuses on the patient and his or her needs in terms of controlling the disease and its associated complications. In developed countries, diabetes is the main cause of blindness, terminal renal insufficiency and non-traumatic amputation, and also deemed a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

The involvement of different specialties is crucial to guarantee appropriate support in diagnosing and treating the various problems that may emerge as a result of the disease. Therefore, the Diabetes Center relies on a multidisciplinary team, with vast experience in the important issues for diabetic patients, by means of a comprehensive approach that is adapted to the specific requirements of each patient.