Centres of Excellence

Inpatient Treatment Facility
for people with Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is considered to be Germany's national disease. Seven million people suffer from the metabolic disease which, if left untreated, causes hyperglycaemia. It is distinguished between:

Type 1 Diabetes 

  • Insulin deficiency due to destruction of the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas 
  • 5% of all patients have Type 1 diabetes 
  • Causes are a genetic predisposition and environmental factors

Type 2 Diabetes 

  • Creeping disease with slowly declining insulin action right through to insulin resistance 
  • Previously predominantly elderly patients, but today increasingly younger people are affected 
  • Causes are poor nutrition, lack of exercise, overweight and genetic factors


The Deutsche Diabetesgesellschaft (German Diabetes Society) has certified the Theresienkrankenhaus Mannheim as offering a high-quality care of patients with type 2 diabetes. The high quality criteria of the fundamental recognition were met and this was confirmed with the "Inpatient Treatment Facility for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes" certification.


The quality and success of the treatment is ensured by the application of the latest medical findings and an interdisciplinary team. These include not only specialised clinicians, diabetes advisers and assistants, but also the ward nurses who are experienced in the treatment of diabetes. In collaboration with the Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery's wound and vascular centre, those patients with diabetic foot syndrome are treated.

Therapy Concept

With training programmes, which include medication with tablets, pens or insulin pumps, as well as the appropriate diet programmes, and as a complement to diagnostic measures, patients are given advice and information on they can manage their everyday lives well despite having diabetes. Attention is also drawn to the treatment of possible complications or co-morbidities of diabetes.

Training Programme

To be able to live well with the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus, one must have knowledge of this disease. These skills are taught in a structured training programme. The training takes place in the form of individual or group training. The training programmes are derived from, and recognised by, the Deutsche Diabetesgesellschaft (German Diabetes Society). The topics are: 

  • What is Diabetes? 
  • Individual advice and guidance on injecting 
  • Dietary advice 
  • Consequential damage and diabetic foot 
  • Hypoglycaemia 
  • Blood glucose self-monitoring 
  • The effect and handling of insulin 
  • Special situations, such as sport, travelling, illness


Dr. Matthias Doll
Senior Consultant Diabetology (AK)

Daniela Straub
Diabetes Advisor

Katharina Halstenberg
Diabetes Advisor, Assistant Dietician

Birsen Terzi
Nurse, Practical Instructor

Telefon (0621) 424-4493

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