Academic Municipal Hospital Karlsruhe

location_on Karlsruhe, Germany
9.8/10 from 29 Votes

Department of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology (570324)

Andreas Veigel

Dr. med.

Andreas Veigel

Specialized in: pediatric endocrinology, diabetology

About the department

The Department of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology at the Academic Municipal Hospital Karlsruhe offers the full range of services in these medical fields. The area of competence includes the diagnostics and treatment of diseases of the endocrine glands, including diabetes mellitus, hormonal disorders in newborns, children and adolescents. Medical care is provided on both an outpatient and inpatient basis. A highly qualified team of doctors works with young patients, who get along well with children and provide them with an optimal, high-level treatment. The Chief Physician of the department is Dr. med. Andreas Veigel.

The department gives priority to the comprehensive treatment approach, therefore it cooperates closely with the Departments of Pediatric Radiology, Pediatric Surgery, Human Genetics, Pediatric Oncology and others. The clinical practice is based on the use of the most advanced treatment methods, the very latest drugs, which allow to achieve the complete elimination of the pathology or to maintain a satisfactory health condition of the child.

In the field of endocrinology, the clinical priorities include the treatment of growth, puberty, bone metabolism disorders, thyroid, adrenal, pituitary diseases, etc. Depending on the specific clinical indicators, each child receives the most effective treatment regimen, which will provide the compensation for the pathology and proper development of the young organism.

The department has earned special authority in the treatment of diabetes mellitus in children, and today it is certified by the German Diabetes Society. The department treats more than 200 children with diabetes mellitus every year. They do not only receive high-quality therapy, but can also take part in training programs, individual and group classes if they wish. The department's specialists provide patients with all the necessary information about the nature of the disease, treatment, precautions and other aspects related to the presence of diabetes mellitus. Naturally, due attention is paid to parent counseling so that they understand all the features of lifestyle modification, which are necessary in this pathology. The main treatment method of diabetes mellitus is insulin therapy, accompanied by the correct diet, psychological support of the child and his relatives. At the beginning of diabetes mellitus treatment, the department's specialists always set themselves the purpose to ensure the normal physical, mental and social development for the young patient.

The service range of the department includes:

  • Endocrinology
    • Diagnostics and treatment of growth disorders
      • Short stature (treatment with or without growth hormone)
      • Tall stature (if necessary, the use of growth inhibitory therapy)
    • Diagnostics and treatment of thyroid diseases
      • Congenital hypothyroidism or lack of the thyroid gland
      • Hypothyroidism or thyrotoxicosis in childhood and adolescence, for example in Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Basedow’s disease
      • Enlarged thyroid gland (goiter)
    • Diagnostics and treatment of puberty disorders
      • Delayed or impaired puberty
      • Menstrual cycle disorders in girls, including polycystic ovary syndrome
    • Diagnostics and treatment of adrenal diseases
      • Adrenogenital syndrome
      • Hypercorticoidism or hypoadrenocorticism syndrome
      • Adrenal diseases, accompanied by arterial hypertension
    • Diagnostics and treatment of disorders of sexual development
      • Abnormalities of the external genital organs (for example, in adrenogenital syndrome, chromosomal disorders, such as Ullrich-Turner syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome, gonadal dysgenesis)
    • Diagnostics and treatment of pituitary diseases
    • Diagnostics and treatment of bone metabolism disorders
      • Rickets
      • Phosphate diabetes
      • Osteodystrophy
      • Osteopenia
      • Predisposition to bone fractures
      • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Diabetology
    • Diagnostics and treatment of type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus, other types of pathology (for example, genetic types)
    • Insulin therapy
    • Social and psychological support
    • Training for proper life with diabetes mellitus  
  • Other medical services

Photo of the doctor: (с) Städtisches Klinikum Karlsruhe 

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