Preventicum Diagnostic Сlinic Essen
Department of Diabetology (327073)
Benno Schulze Schleppinghoff
Specialized in: diabetology
About the department
The Department of Diabetology at the Preventicum Diagnostic Сlinic Essen offers comprehensive diagnostics and treatment of type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus. In addition, the medical facility provides modern diagnostics and therapy of rare types of diabetes mellitus, in particular LADA (latent autoimmune diabetes in adults) and MODY (maturity onset diabetes of the young). The department also provides qualified medical care to women with gestational diabetes mellitus. Diabetes mellitus is an incurable disease, and therefore the department's specialists recommend the patients to undergo regular preventive examinations to assess the compensation of diabetes mellitus and the risks of developing its complications. The treatment is carried out in accordance with the recommendations of the German Diabetes Society, which guarantees its high efficiency. The Chief Physician of the department is Preventicum Diagnostic Сlinic Essen.
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease caused by impaired insulin synthesis and increased blood glucose levels. Without timely treatment, the pathology can lead to the development of serious complications affecting eyes, kidneys and other organs. Therefore, the patients with this diagnosis require constant and high-quality treatment. The main diagnostic methods for diabetes mellitus are routine urinalysis and blood glucose test. Glycosylated hemoglobin and fructosamine blood glucose tests can also be carried out. In certain clinical cases, the patient may require additional diagnostic tests: kidney ultrasound, EEG, etc. For high-risk patients, the doctors recommend a thorough monitoring of blood glucose levels and blood pressure.
The main goal of diabetes mellitus therapy is to lower blood glucose levels, normalize metabolic processes and prevent the development of complications of the pathology. The treatment regimen is developed for each patient individually. If the patient is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus, insulin therapy is an indispensable treatment method – the patient will take insulin for life to achieve compensation for the disease. In case of type 2 diabetes mellitus, it is often possible to achieve good results just by using tableted antihyperglycemic drugs. Diet therapy is an integral part of the therapeutic process in any type of diabetes mellitus. In addition, it is important to quit bad habits and maintain an active lifestyle (regular physical activities, walks).
It is possible to achieve successful results in the treatment of diabetes mellitus only when strictly observing the recommendations of the attending physician. The department's specialists devote much time to individual counseling of patients, detailing the required changes in lifestyle, diet, physical activities, as well as taking medications, self-monitoring of blood glucose levels and possible complications of diabetes mellitus.
The department's range of medical services includes:
- Determination of the glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels
- Laboratory tests to determine blood glucose levels using the Hemocue device
- Heart rate variability test
- Continuous glucose monitoring
- Microalbuminuria test
- Oral glucose tolerance test
- Preventive examination (check-up) to assess the risks of developing diabetes mellitus
- Drug therapy with hypoglycemic drugs
- Insulin therapy
- Diet therapy
- Drug treatment of complications of diabetes mellitus
- Symptomatic and maintenance therapy
- Other services
Dr. med. Benno Schulze Schleppinghoff has been working at the Preventicum Diagnostic Сlinic Essen since January 2015. He is a specialist in Internal Medicine, Diabetology (member of the German Diabetes Society) and Psychotherapy. Dr. Schulze Schleppinghoff developed the "Stop Diabetes Type 2" prevention program based on long experience in the treatment of patients suffering from type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Dr. Schulze showed an interest in diabetology while working on his doctoral thesis. He held a senior position at the Diabetes Center at the Elisabeth Hospital Essen. During this period, the doctor's significant achievement was the certification of the Diabetes Center in accordance with the requirements of the German Diabetes Society. In 1993, he received permission for establishing his private practice in Essen and founded the renowned local Diabetes Center.
Photo of the doctor: (c) Preventicum Facharztzentrum
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