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Diabetes Care at the University Hospital Duesseldorf, Germany

Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Rheumatology
(Director of clinic and Chair: Professor Dr. Scherbaum MD)

The problems with diabetes
Diabetes mellitus is a growing problem and may cause ill health with acute and chronic complications. These include general weakness and ill-being, organ complications such as loss of vision, kidney damage, heart and nerve problems as well as foot complications with a need for amputation. Co-morbidities are often present including obesity, high blood pressure, lipid disorders, depression and also joint problems. These co-morbidities may have a negative impact on well-being, diabetes control and outcomes. But I am sure we can help you!

Integrated care of diabetes and prevention of complications
Due to the above mentioned problems in different fields, there is a need for integrated and preventive care in an individual with diabetes. Certain parameters have to be monitored at regular time intervals. Organ complications can thus be either prevented or treated at an early stage with the chance for cure or at least prevention of progression.

Special offers of diabetes care in our clinic
Professor Dr. Scherbaum and his team of consultants, doctors, nurses, dieticians and podologists care for the patients with diabetes in a special way. After taking the history, a complete clinical examination is done, blood and urine samples are taken, and a dietary consultation is offered. Within one or two days all basic investigations of organs will be checked that may be involved in diabetes. If special organ problems become apparent, the patient is also seen by a consultant ophthalmologist, cardiologist, nephrologist, neurologist, gastroenterologist, gynaecologist, surgeon, or orthopaedic surgeon, as required.

Treatment plan according to the highest medical standards
An individual treatment plan is worked out according to the special needs of the patient. If required, the family members are included in this planning as to the wish of the patient. A full medical record will be provided to the patient where all results and recommendations are given.

For further information or individual support please contact:
E-Mail: scherbaum@uni-duesseldorf.de or Fax: +49 211 81 17 860

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Up-to-date Diabetes Information (in German):

Autor:  Professor Dr. med. W.A. Scherbaum
Direktor der Klinik für Endokrinologie, Diabetologie und Rheumatologie
des Universitätsklinikums Düsseldorf