Our practice treats the complete spectrum of endocrine diseases including:
Diabetes Malaysia is the national body for people affected by all types of diabetes and those at risk. It is committed to reducing the impact of diabetes and works in partnership with diabetes health professionals and educators, researchers and healthcare providers to minimise the impact of diabetes on the Malaysian community.
National Diabetes Institute Malaysia
The National Diabetes Institute (NADI) is established to provide a dedicated and comprehensive service for diabetics, to prevent and control diabetes and its complications.
NADI is a non-profit organisation managed by a Board of Trustees comprising representatives from the Malaysian Endocrine and Metabolic Society (MEMS), Malaysian Diabetes Association (PDM), Ministry of Health (MOH), Elected and Founding members.
The main objectives of NADI are :
- to be a National Diabetes Education Resource Centre for the country
- to establish and run a comprehensive health facility including a National Diabetes Hospital for the management of diabetes and its complications
- to create and maintain a National Diabetes Registry
- to coordinate and conduct research in diabetes and related conditions
- to be the national coordinating centre for diabetes in Malaysia in respect to statistics, education, management, research, policy and planning on diabetes and associated diseases
Nutrition Society Of Malaysia
The Society shall be called Persatuan Pemakanan Malaysia (Nutrition Society of Malaysia), hereafter referred to as the Society.
The objects of the Society are:
(a) to promote, advance and disseminate the scientific knowledge of food and nutrition;
(b) to protect and promote the interest of nutrition scientists in the country;
(c) to inform and acquaint the public and the Government with matters related to food and nutrition;
(d) to facilitate communication and foster friendship between nutrition scientists; and
(e) to undertake activities and functions in line with clauses 3(a) – (d) for the absolute and strict benefit of duly registered members of the Society.
The Glycemic Index Website
A searchable database run by the University of Sydney. Look up the glycaemic index for many foods and drinks available in Australia.
Diabetes In Pregnancy
Diabetes Mellitus is a disorder which prevents the body from effectively utilising glucose. Simple carbohydrates (e.g. sugar in soft drinks or jam) and complex carbohydrates (rice or noodles) are broken down by the body to form glucose. The glucose in the bloodstream is subsequently metabolised by various tissues in the body and this process is regulated by insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas, a small organ located behind the stomach. Insulin deficiency and/or insulin resistance prevents glucose from entering cells to be used as a source of energy. This causes glucose to accumulate in the blood stream, resulting in diabetes mellitus.
EndocrineWeb aims to provide patients with accurate and current information about endocrine disorders in plain language. They explain the causes and symptoms of these disorders and how they can be treated.
Malaysia Endocrine & Metabolic Society
This year marks the twenty-sixth anniversary of the founding of the Malaysian Endocrine and Metabolic Society (MEMS). MEMS was the brainchild of a few individuals. They were among others Dato’ Prof.Dr. Mustafa Embong, Dato’ Prof.Dr. Anuar Zaini, Dato’ Prof.Dr. Khalid Abdul Kadir, Puan Sri Prof. Dr. Nafisah Adeeb and Dr. Arlene Ngan. It was registered in 1983, two years following the founding of its sister organisation, the Malaysian Diabetes Association (PDM). Prof. Mustafa Embong was the first founding president.
Over the years MEMS has developed into a professional body, the objectives of which are to advance the interest and practice of endocrinology among the Malaysian medical fraternity and the general public. Among its earlier activities was its infamous ‘road show’ where a small group of dedicated endocrinologists would travel around the country, from one state capital to another, conducting endocrine courses for the local doctors. During these road shows many social activities were also organized such as fishing trips and picnics that helped to increase the bond of friendship and spirit of belonging among its members. Many would-be and budding endocrinologists were attracted by the commitment and dedication shown by this small group of teachers that they themselves would later go on to pursue this interesting field of medicine.
Currently MEMS conducts endocrine courses annually for post-graduate doctors as well as general practitioners in various parts of the country. These courses are preceded by practical workshops such as those on thyroid ultrasonography and fine needle aspiration techniques. In addition to its dedicated local faculty, MEMS also occasionally invites international experts to these courses. In 2000 MEMS successfully conducted a joint meeting with Mayo Clinic, which was well attended by both local and overseas participants. The year 2004 also witnessed the historic collaboration between MEMS, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), the German Endocrine Society (GES) and the Iranian Endocrine Society in organising the 7th International Conference on Endocrine Disorders (ICED) which was successfully held in Tehran, Iran. MEMS is also able to conduct CME programmes and workshops on a regular basis throughout the country with the support of the pharmaceutical companies.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common hormone disorder that affects women of reproductive age. The effects can begin straight after menarche, while for some in response to weight gain. Basically it is a collection of problems that are found together and not all women have all the same symptoms. Diagnosis is made once the patient has any of these two problems: lack of ovulation substantial (anovulation), high testosterone (male hormone) levels (hyperandrogenism) and multiple small cysts located along the outer edge of ovary (polycystic).
Malaysian Osteoporosis Society
Malaysian Osteoporosis Society (Persatuan Osteoporosis Malaysia) was formed in November 1996 with the aim of improving the care of patients with osteoporosis. The Society activities include conducting CME lectures, scientific meetings and public forums.
Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia (OGSM)
The Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia (OGSM) is an independent, non-profit and non-governmental organisation affiliated to the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) and the Asia-Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (AOFOG). It was established in 1963 following the efforts of several pioneer obstetricians and gynaecologists in the Federation of Malaya, notably Dr JD Llewellyn-Jones from General Hospital Kuala Lumpur and Dr Ariffin Marzuki from General Hospital Ipoh. At that time, it was known as the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of the Federation of Malaya. The first President of the society was Dr S Lourdenadin and there were initially 20 members. With the formation of Malaysia, the society was renamed the Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Malaysia and was registered on 11th May 1965.
The Malaysian Society of Andrology
The Malaysian Society of Andrology and the Study of the Aging Male is a non-profit organisation. It was established in 1995 to improve public awareness and education in men’s health. The society is actively involved in local and international research, publication, conferences and education in men’s health.