St. Joseph Hospital Haan
Department of Adult and Pediatric Endocrinology (303010)
Specialized in: adult and pediatric endocrinology
About the Department of Adult and Pediatric Endocrinology at St. Joseph Hospital Haan
According to the Focus magazine, the Department of Adult and Pediatric Endocrinology at the St. Joseph Hospital Haan ranks among the top German medical facilities specializing in diabetes mellitus treatment!
The department offers the full range of preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients with various types of diabetes mellitus. The department admits both adults and children. The department's team of physicians specializes in medical care for patients with type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus, LADA and MODY diabetes, as well as in the treatment of diabetic foot syndrome and other diabetic complications. The treatment can be provided on both an inpatient and outpatient basis – this is determined by the attending physician, depending on the severity of the clinical case. The department has 48 beds. The work of the department's doctors is based on an individual approach to each patient and his clinical case, which ensures the best treatment outcomes. For many years, the department has enjoyed a reputation as one of the best Diabetes Centers in Germany, which is why patients trust their health to professionals with confidence. The Head Physician of the department is Dr. med. Ingo Röhrig.
The department's competent team of doctors provides patients with effective treatment of all forms of diabetes mellitus. Type 1 diabetes mellitus is the most common and is caused by high blood sugar levels due to absolute insulin deficiency. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is characterized by the inability to effectively use insulin, which the pancreas produces in sufficient quantities. Type 2 diabetes mellitus affects not only adults but also children. The department also deals with the treatment of secondary diabetes mellitus, which develops when the pancreas function is impaired due to inflammatory processes, tumors, surgical interventions, etc. Gestational diabetes develops in pregnant women. Despite the advances of modern medicine, diabetes mellitus is still an incurable pathology, so therapy is aimed at controlling the disease and preventing its complications.
The main type of treatment for type 1 diabetes mellitus is insulin therapy. Depending on the particular clinical case, the department's doctors conduct classical or intensive insulin therapy. The specialists also offer modern insulin pump therapy. Lifestyle modification plays a key role in achieving diabetes compensation. It is recommended for the patient to change his diet, give up bad habits such as smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages, do regular physical exercises, walk in the fresh air and avoid stressful situations, if possible. All these measures help the patient to avoid the progression of the pathology and the development of severe complications that can lead to death.
The department's team of physicians has rich experience in the management of expectant mothers with diabetes mellitus and women with gestational diabetes (the one developed during pregnancy). Women with diabetes mellitus are advised to take a responsible approach to future motherhood and plan pregnancy even before conceiving a child. Otherwise, there may be serious risks to the health of the baby. Gestational diabetes mellitus is an increase in blood sugar levels that first occurs during pregnancy, due to hormonal changes in a woman's body. In both cases, for the normal carrying of a pregnancy and the elimination of risks to the health of the child of the expectant mother, close medical supervision and strict adherence to the recommendations of the specialists are required. At the same time, the woman is at risk of developing health problems, for example, metabolic disorders, diabetic retinopathy, kidney lesions, seizures and eclampsia caused by high blood pressure, etc. The department's endocrinologists thoroughly examine expectant mothers and carry out all the necessary therapeutic measures for the successful pregnancy and the exclusion of pathologies in a newborn child.
The department cooperates closely with the Department of Vascular Surgery and Foot Surgery, as well as with external partners such as the Nephrology Center Haan, Radiology 360° Private Practice and privately practicing ophthalmologists. The high quality of medical care is certified by the German Diabetes Association.
The department's clinical focuses include:
- Diagnostics and treatment of type 1 diabetes mellitus
- Diagnostics and treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, including in children and adolescents
- Diagnostics and treatment of LADA diabetes
- Diagnostics and treatment of MODY diabetes
- Diagnostics and treatment of gestational diabetes
- Diagnostics and treatment of complications of diabetes mellitus (focus on the treatment of diabetic foot syndrome)
- Diagnostics and treatment of diabetes mellitus accompanied by obstructive sleep apnea
- Diagnostics and treatment of diabetes mellitus accompanied by arterial hypertension
- Diagnostics and treatment of diabetes mellitus accompanied by vascular lesions
- Diagnostics and treatment of diabetes mellitus accompanied by polyneuropathy
- Diagnostics and treatment of other types of diabetes mellitus and its complications
The department's therapeutic options include:
- Insulin therapy
- Conventional insulin therapy
- Intensive insulin therapy
- Insulin pump therapy
- Special program for lifestyle modification and training in self-management of blood sugar levels
- Psychological support
- Consulting on nutrition, physical activity and other measures to improve the well-being of the patient suffering from diabetes mellitus
- Other medical services
Photo of the doctor: (c) St. Josef Krankenhaus Haan
Department of Adult and Pediatric Endocrinology.
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