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Dr Sueziani Zainudin

Dr Sueziani Binte Zainudin from Sengkang General Hospital

Dr Sueziani Zainudin

MBBS (NUS, Singapore), MRCP (RCP, United Kingdom), MRCPS (RCPS, Glasgow, United Kingdom), FAMS (Academy of Medicine, Singapore), FRCP (RCPS, Glasgow, United Kingdom)

Senior Consultant

Sengkang General Hospital

Specialty: Endocrinology

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Diabetes Mellitus, Obesity, Thyroid Disorders.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Endocrinology Service Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital
  • Senior Consultant Department of General Medicine Sengkang General HospitalSengkang General Hospital

Academic Appointments

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor SingHealth Duke-NUS Medicine Academic Clinical Programme

Profile

Dr Sueziani Binte Zainudin is a Senior Consultant in Endocrinology in Department of General Medicine at Sengkang General Hospital.

Dr Sueziani received her medical degree from the National University of Singapore in 2002. She received her advanced specialty training in Endocrinology in Department of Endocrinology at the Singapore General Hospital.

She joined Department of Endocrinology at Singapore General Hospital in 2014, and subsequently, Sengkang General Hospital in 2016. With an avid interest in Community Programs and improving Diabetes care, she is the clinical lead in the pioneer group heavily involved in setting up the Diabetes and Endocrinology service under Sengkang General Hospital.

She led a multidisciplinary team (SKH, SHP and SGH) in Integrated Diabetes Care Program in United Kingdom under the SingHealth HMDP fellowship in 2016 to 2017, at King's College Hospital London NHS Foundation Trust with team attachments at Oxford Centre of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Leicester Diabetes Centre, University Hospital of Wales and Joslin Diabetes Centre, USA, with various international networking developed for enhancing Diabetes care model.

With her strong belief in improving diabetes care through integrated care, she has pioneered and developed the Integrated Care Program in Diabetes (DICP) and Endocrinology in collaboration with primary care, DREAM service for diabetes foot conditions in collaboration with other disciplines and DEAR service for diabetes care during Ramadan fasting in collaboration with the diabetes multi-disciplinary team. She is also an active member of the SKH Childhood  Obesity and Diabetes workgroup with its active community outreach.

Her subspecialty interest is in Diabetes Mellitus especially in Integrated Diabetes Care, Diabetes Education, Diabetes and Ramadan, and Diabetes in Pregnancy. The research study supported by the grant she received from Endocrine and Metabolic Society of Singapore early in her Endocrinology career had been awarded the Annals Gold Best Paper Award and she remains dedicated to her research work and had developed international networking. In view of her ongoing dedication in develop better Diabetes care, she has been recently awarded New Investigator Clinical Scientist National Medical Research Council grant for research in the area of Diabetes and Ramadan.

In addition to clinical service and research, she also has an avid interest in teaching, where she had received the NUS YLL SoM Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence, and keenly contributes to the community, through her strong involvement in medical and non-medical associations.


Education

  • Healthcare Manpower Development Fellowship in Integrated Diabetes Care Programme (team-based) in United Kingdom
  • Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow)
  • Fellowship of Academy of Medicine (Singapore)
  • Certificate of Specialist Accreditation (Singapore)
  • Membership of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Glasgow)
  • MRCP(UK)
  • MBBS (Singapore)


Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

    • Clinical Lecturer – NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (YLL SOM, NUS Singapore)
    • Member, Complaints Panel, Singapore Medical Council
    • Member, SingHealth Regional Health System Diabetes Workgroup
    • Member, SingHealth Community Care Team Workgroup
    • Vice Chairperson, Chapter of Endocrinologists, College of Physicians, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
    • Head, Education Subcommittee, Muslim Healthcare Professionals Association, Singapore
    • Member, Endocrine and Metabolic Society of Singapore
    • Member, Diabetes UK
    • Member, Association of Muslim Professionals
    • Ramadan Research Society - Founding Member
    • International Diabetes Federation - Diabetes and Ramadan (DAR) Alliance South East Asia (SEA) Research Network (Singapore representative)

Awards

  • New Investigator Grant Clinician Scientist National Medical Research Council (NIG-CS NMRC) Grant, 2019
  • SingHealth Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) Fellowships (team-based) for Integrated Diabetes Care Program in UK, FY2016
  • Annals Gold Best Paper Award - Fasting during Ramadan and Associated Changes in Glycaemia, Caloric Intake and Body Composition with Gender Differences in Singapore, 2016
  • NUS YLL School of Medicine Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence, 2015
  • 10 years Long Service Award - SGH, 2013
  • Consolation Prize for Oral Presentation in KTPH Research Forum - The effect of fasting during the month of Ramadan on body composition and glycaemic control in Muslim diabetics, 2011
  • Consolation Prize for Oral Presentation in KTPH Research Forum - How would the new diagnostic criteria for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus affect us?, 2011
  • Endocrine and Metabolic Society of Singapore Research Grant: Determinants of changes in body composition and metabolic profile associated with fasting during the month of Ramadan in diabetes patients, 2010

Research Interests

Publications

  • Diabetes education and medication adjustment in Ramadan program prepares for self-management during fasting with tele-health support from pre-Ramadan to post-Ramadan.  Sueziani Binte Zainudin, Khalishah Nadhirah Bte Abu Bakar, Salmiah Binte Abdullah, Aslena Binte Hussain.Therapeutic Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism 2018, Vol. 9 (8), 231-240.
  • The current state of knowledge, perception and practice in diabetes management during fasting in Ramadan by healthcare professionals.  Sueziani Binte Zainudin, Aslena Binte Hussain. Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews. Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews 2018 May; 12(3):337-342. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsx.2017.12.025  
  • Plasma Exchange in the Treatment of Thyroid Storm Secondary to Type II Amiodarone-Induced Thyrotoxicosis.  Zhu Ling, Sueziani Zainudin, Manish Kaushik, Khor Li Yan, Chng Chiaw Ling. Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Case Reports 2016.
  • Pheochromocytoma crisis triggered by Extra-corporal Membrane Oxygenation Explantation.  Zhang Meifen, Sueziani Zainudin, Chng Chiaw Ling. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, 2016; 11(7): 1-5. DOI:10.9734/BJMMR/2016/21709
  • Knowledge of diabetes and safe practices during Ramadan fasting among Muslim patients with diabetes in Singapore.  Sueziani Zainudin, Ang Dun Yong, Soh Abel Wah Ek. Singapore Med J 2017; 58(5): 246-252 http://dx.doi.org/10.11622/smedj.2016085
  • Infundibuloneurohypophysitis as a Cause of Central Diabetes Insipidus in an Indian Woman Two Years Post Partum.  Sueziani Zainudin, Tey Beng Hea, Jean-Pierre Laporte, Sum Chee Fang. Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies Volume 27 No. 1 (May 2012), 100-104.
  • Diabetes HbA1c Test: Why it is important?  https://www.healthxchange.sg/diabetes/essential-guide-diabetes/diabetes-hba1c-test-why-important
  • The Struggle with Diabetes.  The Karyawan - Professionals for the Community. October 2017 Vol 12 Issue 4, p15-17.
  • Diabetes Insipidus - Voice Annotated Presentation for Duke-NUS (Book Chapter)
  • Differential Healthcare Utilization, Diabetic related Complications and Mortality among Seven Unique Classes of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients in Singapore – A Latent Class Analyses of 71,125 patients
    Diabetes Care. 2020:dc192519. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc19-2519
    Jun Jie Benjamin SENG, Yu Heng KWAN, Vivian Shu Yi LEE, Chuen Seng TAN, Sueziani Binte ZAINUDIN, Julian THUMBOO, Lian Leng LOW
  • Chapter 9. Ramadan Fasting and Cerebrovascular Diseases. Horizons in World Cardiovascular Research. Volume 18. Saddek Khellaf, B. S. Fekraoui, A. Boulefkhad, S. Menour, A. Belimame, K. Kirati, F. Serradj, H. Semra, A. Benhamada, B. Boudraa, Y. Sifi, A. M’zahem, F. Bouali, S. Zainudin and A. Hamri
  • Preparing Muslims with Diabetes for Ramadan Fasting in Singapore – A Clinical Approach and Review of Current Practice. Singapore Medical Journal (accepted for publication on 22 August 2020), Sueziani Binte Zainudin, Ester Yeoh Chai Kheng


Research Trials

  • Evaluation of Ramadan clinical service program with education and medication adjustment on risk of diabetes complications during fasting month of Ramadan - 2016
  • Poster presentation in 18th International Congress of Endocrinology 53rd SEMDSA Congress 2018, Cape Town, South Africa : Diabetes Education and Medication Adjustment for Ramadan (DEAR) program for fasting Muslim with diabetes provides safer fasting during Ramadan
  • Poster presentation in Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2019, Liverpool : Maintenance of glycemic control 2 years after the self-management Diabetes education and medication adjustment in Ramadan program
  • Poster presentation for poster competition in Med ACP week 2019: Diabetes Education and Medication Adjustment for Ramadan (DEAR) program for fasting Muslim with diabetes safer fasting during Ramadan
  • The prevalence of diabetes complications during the month of Ramdan in Singapore - ongoing (2016)
  • Knowledge, attitudes and perception of diabetes and diabetes management during fasting month of Ramadan in Muslim patients with diabetes mellitus and healthcare professionals with education on diabetes management in Ramadan - (2015)
  • Effect of Structured Education in Fasting during Ramadan for Muslim Diabetes Patients - Poster Presentation, The 18th AFES Congress 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2015)
  • Iso-caloric intake during Ramdan-fasting leads to improvement in HbA1c and beneficial changes in body composition among individuals with type 2 diabetes. - Poster Presentation, The Endocrine Society 95th Annual Meeting & Expo, ENDO 2013, San Fancisco, USA (2013)
  • Glycaemic Profiles Among Muslim Patients with Diabetes During Ramadan Fasting - Poster Presentation, Singapore General Hospital Annual Scientific Meeting 2013 (2013)
  • Diabetes Knowledge and Glycaemic Control in Muslim Patients with Diabetes Mellitus - Poster Presentation, SingHealth Duke-NUS Scientific Congress 2012 (2012)
  • Knowledge of Safe Practices and Diabetes Management during the fasting month of Ramadan in Muslim Patients with Diabetes Mellitus - Poster Discussion, 72nd American Diabetes Association Scientific Meeting 2012, Pennsylvania Convention Centre, Philadelphia, USA, 2012 (2012)
  • Trends in Body Composition and Metabolic Profile associated with Fasting during the fasting month of Ramadan in Diabetes Patients - EMSS Research Grant 2010, KTPH (2011)
  • Maternal and fetal/neonatal outcomes in pregnant women in pregestational diabetes mellitus. - Poster Discussion, Presented at World Diabetes Congress, International Diabetes Federation, Dubai International Convention Centre, in December 2011 (2011)
  • Risk factors associated with arterial stiffness in type 2 diabetes mellitus. - Presented in KTPH Research Forum 2011, Consolation Prize for Oral Presentation. Singapore Med J Volume 52 Supplement Issue No. 1 Feb 2011, S18. (2010)
  • The effect of fasting during the month of Ramadan on body composition and glycaemic control in Muslim diabetics. A pilot study in KTPH, Presented in KTPH Research Forum 2011, Consolation Prize for Oral Presentation. Singapore Med J Volume 52 Supplement Issue No. 1 Feb 2011, S16. (2010)
  • How would the new diagnostic criteria for Gestational Diabetes Mellitus affect us? - Oral Presentation at 14th Asia-Oceania Congress of Endocrinology, Kuala Luumpur Convention Centre and KTPH Research Forum 2011. Journal of Endocrinology and Metobolism (MEMS) Volume 1 Supplement Issue No. 2 December 2010, p36. (2010)
  • Does Peripheral Neuropathy Predict the Risk of Peripheral Arterial Disease in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus? - Poster Presentation at NHG ASM 2008. ANNALS Academy of Medicine Singapore, Vol. 37 (Suppl) No. 11 November 2008 p. S74 (2008)
  • Appendectomy In Childhood Immunosuppression : In For A Rough Ride? - Presented by Co-author, Oral Presentation for SIOP 2004, Norway. Paediatric Blood & Cancer, Vol. 44 Issue 4 p. 355. Oral Presentation for Singapore-Malaysia Congress of Medicine 2004. Poster Presentation for NHG ASM 2004. ANNALS Academy for Medicine Singapore, Vol. 33 (Suppl) No. 5 September 2004 p. S152 (2004)
  • A Study of The Birth Weight Distribution In Healthy Term Newborns Among Different Races. - Poster Presentation at NHG ASM 2003. ANNALS Academy of Medicine Singapore, Vol. 32 (Suppl) No. 5 September 2003 p.S91 (2003)
  • Effectiveness of diabetes education and telemonitoring intervention in reducing diabetes complications during Ramadan fasting in SEA countries- a randomized control trial (2020)
  • DAR Global Research Survey on diabetes management and complications during Ramadan fasting (2020)
  • The effect of the implementation on inpatient glucose management (IGM) team on inpatient glycemic control and clinical outcomes at Sengkang General Hospital (2020)
  • Effectiveness of diabetes education and telemonitoring intervention in reducing diabetes complications during Ramadan fasting - a randomized control trial (2020)
  • The impact of a multidisciplinary fast-access service for diabetic foor ulcerations: A prospective audit (2020)
  • Poster presentation for poster competition in Med ACP week 2019 : Diabetes Education and Medication Adjustment for Ramadan (DEAR) program for fasting Muslim with diabetes provides safer fasting during Ramadan (2019)
  • Building a Computerised Diabetes Registry from the SingHealth Electronic Health Record System (2016)