Over 7 years ago, we were one of the first centres in Germany to begin to understand diabetes mellitus as a vascular disease: the term "cardiodiabetes" has firmly established itself based on this perspective. Type 2 diabetes mellitus, in particular, strains vessels: this is why Prof. Konrad frequently calls it “vascular cancer”. It slowly spreads across vessel walls until circulation of organs is restricted.
Both forms of diabetes – the diabetes caused by the destruction of insulin-producing cells (type 1 diabetes mellitus) and the diabetes caused by the decreasing effect of insulin (type 2 diabetes mellitus 2) – only become a problem for the patient when the vessels are damaged.
In our centre in Frankfurt, in addition to the treatment procedures required for a diabetes practise, extra cardiovascular and vascular examinations are used for recording the extent of the vascular damage to the heart and vessel walls caused by diabetes mellitus.
- Initial outpatient adjustment of type 1 and type 2 diabetics
- Outpatient switch to insulin therapy for type 2 diabetics
- Intensified insulin therapy
- Insulin pump care
- Outpatient insulin pump readjustment
- Care of pregnant diabetic patients
- Diagnosis and care of gestational diabetes
Comprehensive diabetic training courses on:
- Basis of diabetes
- Symptoms of diabetes
- Treatment options
- Injection technique (PEN)
- Therapeutic self-adjustment
- Nutrition and lifestyle
Individual training sessions provide you information on various therapeutic procedures for insulin-dependent diabetes. In addition to medical expertise a nutritionist and diabetes consultant is also available.