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
Type 2 Diabetes
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.
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.
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:
Dr. Matthias Doll
Senior Consultant Diabetology (AK)
Diabetes Advisor, Assistant Dietician
Nurse, Practical Instructor
Telefon (0621) 424-4493