Welcome to DiaLeb
The National Diabetes Organization

The National Diabetes Organization, DiaLeb is a non-for-profit organization founded in 2011 which aims to promote diabetes care and prevention and support research in search for a cure. To do so, DiaLeb works to promote healthy lifestyles and spread awareness about diabetes in order to make living with the disease more manageable for all those affected and their families.


DiaLeb's objectives are:
  • To raise the awareness and develop well designed communication strategies regarding the need for prevention and the necessity of good diabetes control
  • To disseminate appropriate information and educational materials
  • To help affected people improve their lives and enhance quality nutrition care
  • To deliver community programs and services to high-risk populations
  • To facilitate progress in research and increase the efficiency of biomedical studies
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Mrs. Jackie Kassouf Maalouf, Ph. D, President
Mrs. Sylvie Maalouf Issa, Managing Director
Mtre. Michel Hannouch
Dr. Patrick Zaarour, M.D.
Mr. Salim Andraos



Ibrahim S. Salti, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FACP
Professor of Medicine and Head of Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism AUBMC
Mona Nasrallah, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Endocrinology AUBMC
Elizabeth Abou Jaoudeh, MD
Specialist in Endocrinology and Obesity, COCPL (Obesity and Weight Control Center)
Maya Barake, MD
Specialist in Endocrinology, Metabolism and Neuroendocrinology, Bellevue & Clemenceau Medical Center
Carla Sawan, MD
Specialist in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Saint George Hospital University Medical Center, Beirut
Aline Zakhem, MD
Specialist in Infectious Diseases Clinical Associate at AUB-MC
Labib Ghulmiyyah, MD, FACOG
Assistant Professor in Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology AUBMC
Sabine Karam, MD
Nephrologist at Saint George Hospital University Medical Center and Clemenceau Medical Center
Walid Alami, MD, FACC, FSCAL
Interventional Cardiologist
Ibrahim Dunia, MD
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology 20/20 Vision Center
Marwan Zoghbi, MD
Family Medicine Specialist Clinical Instructor, USJ
Zahi Helo, MD
Specialist in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Anwar Nassar, MD
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Acting Chairperson AUBMC
Joseph Naoum, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery at Lebanese American University

International Collaborators

Issam Francis Moubarak, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology Rutgers University of New Jersey
Ramy EL Khoury, MD
Stroke Neurologist
Tulane University, New Orleans, USA

Collaborating Dietitians

Nahla Hawalla, PhD
Dean Faculty of Agriculture & Food sciences AUB
Maya Bassil, PhD
Assistant Professor – Nutrition, LAU
Dr. Bernadette Mounayyar
Professor Adjoint at Lebanese University
Sandy Karnabi
Dietitian at Sandra Karnabi Inc
Lina Farhat, Registered Dietician, LAU
Awareness Program Coordinator/Dietitian at DiaLeb
Layal Al Hanna, MS in Nutrition
Perla Harfouche, MS Human Nutrition
Clinical Dietitian at Corpolis and Jeita Country Club, Nutrition Consultant at Chayeb Bakery

Fitness Experts

Robert Maalouf CSCS/CPT,
Owner – PT at Le Gym Beirut


Pearl Maalouf CSCS/CPT,
PT at Le Gym Beirut

Media Contacts

Liliane Naasse

Paula Yaacoubian

Wardieh Boutros

Kristine Bou Jaoude

Jacqueline Chehwane

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