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Diabetes & Metabolism Centre (DMC)

Patients with chronic medical diseases like diabetes, hypertension, kidney diseases often have multiple appointments to see various healthcare professionals.

In order to serve our patients better, we have relocated our clinics to form an integrated, multi-disciplinary centre - Diabetes and Metabolism Centre (DMC). DMC provides a one-stop service for patients with diabetes and metabolic conditions. The centre combines clinical care in Endocrinology, Diabetes, Renal Medicine, Internal Medicine, Vascular Surgery, Peritoneal Dialysis, Podiatry and Vitreo-Retinal services organised around the needs of the patient.

Besides clinical consultations, the centre will also provide diabetes nurse education, dietetics counselling as well as drug management services. There is also a pharmacy and laboratory for blood taking located nearby, at Bowyer Block C, Level 1.

Diabetes Services

  • Personalised Diabetic Consultation
  • Dedicated podiatry service for diabetes-related foot problems
  • Laboratory testing of blood sugar, glycosylated haemoglobin level and lipid profile
  • Fundal photography for early detection of diabetic retinopathy
  • Nurse Educators for One on One Counsellling
  • Dietary Counselling
  • Exercise Programme (with the Rehabilitation Department)

Endocrinology Services

  • Diabetes in Pregnancy clinic
  • Young Adult Diabetes clinic
  • Insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring
  • Obesity and weight management
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration clinic
  • Osteoporosis clinic
  • Transplant Endocrinology clinic
  • Specialized Endocrine Testing 

Renal Services

  • Clinical Nephrology
  • Pre- End Stage Renal Disease Clinic
  • Hypertension Service
  • Acute Renal Failure Service
  • Chronic Renal Failure Service
  • Peritoneal Dialysis Service
  • Renal Transplantation Service

Vascular Surgery Services

  • Diabetic limb salvage and peripheral vascular disease
  • Aortic aneurysm detection and treatment
  • Renal dialysis vascular access creation and maintenance
  • Venous diseases including deep venous and artriovenous malformations

Podiatry Services

  • Biomechanical Examination and Gait Analysis
  • Orthotics Prescription
  • Footwear Recommendations
  • Therapeutic Treatment
  • Lower Limb Ulceration Management
  • Routine Foot Care (Skin and Nail Care)
  • Nail Surgery
  • Cryotherapy

Vitreo-Retina Services

  • Surgical Retina treats treats common conditions such as retinal tears and detachments, advanced diabetic eye disease, vitreous haemorrhage, giant retinal tears, macular holes, macular puckers, vitreomacular traction, myopic foveoschisis, trauma, proliferative vitreoretinopathy
  • Medical Retina treated with other non-surgical means including laser and injections. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) including choroidal neovascularisation (CNV) and polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy (PCV), diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disease (including retinal vein occlusion and retinal artery occlusion) and central serous chorioretinopathy are some of the more common conditions in this category.
  • Ophthalmic Imaging include retinal colour and autofluorescence photography, fluorescein and indocyanine green angiography (both static as well as on the Heidleberg Angiography system (HRA)), and spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) which includes high-resolution as well as 3D OCT (Zeiss Cirrus, Topcon 3D OCT & Heidleberg Spectralis)
  • Electrophysiology is the department which measures the functional aspect of the retina and optic nerve 

More About Diabetes

When food is digested, it breaks down into a sugar called glucose, which is absorbed into the blood. In a normal person, insulin helps the blood glucose to enter the body cells, to be used for energy.

In a diabetic person with too little or ineffective insulin, the glucose cannot enter the body cells. It builds up in the blood, giving rise to a high blood glucose level which is the main sign of untreated or uncontrolled diabetes.

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SingHealth Diabetes Registry (SDR)

SDR holds patient data, from 2007 onwards, collected from SingHealth Institutions including 9 Polyclinics, 4 Hospitals and 3 National Specialty Centres. Subjects with diabetes are identified through diagnosis codes (ICD 9, ICD10 and SNOMED) and medications.

As of June 2017, there are approximately 193,000 unique subjects within the SDR. The data fields include subject demographics, duration and subtype of diabetes, smoking history, co-morbidities, retinal screening data, mortality data, visit locations, clinical measures, laboratory tests, prescribed and dispensed medications and attendances for diabetic complications screening.

The SDR also contain data (i.e. date, diagnosis, length of stay) for visits to Emergency Departments and hospital admissions as well as amputations data. It is linked to other data sources (e.g. financial) via the SingHealth Electronic Health Intelligence System (eHINTS).  



To make or change appointment:



Diabetes & Metabolism Centre (DMC)
17, Third Hospital Drive, S168752
(Beside Singapore National Eye Centre)
Tel: 6222 3322

Map of DMC

Opening Hours

Mondays to Fridays: 8.00am to 6.00pm
8.00am to 12.30pm
(for podiatry & peritoneal dialysis)
Sunday and Public Holiday: Closed

Last Modified Date :14 Feb 2018