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Endocrinology, diabetology and metabolism

Patients with problems of the endocrine system (diseases of the thyroid gland, parathyroid glands, the pituitary gland, the adrenal glands, insulinoma), with diabetes (type 1 and 2) or pathologies in lipid metabolism (hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, Lipoprotein (a) ) are examined and treated as out patients.
Usually the patients are referred to the university hospital by another physician e.g. by the primary care doctor. A specialist clinic takes care of diabetics on insulin pumps. There are possibilities to treat pregnant diabetic women as well as patients with the diabetic foot syndrome.
One of the two wards is specialized on the treatment of the diabetic foot syndrome and on the treatment of patients on insulin pumps. The other ward primarily takes care of establishing therapy plans in particular for insulin for patients with newly diagnosed diabetes and for patients with pathologies in lipid metabolism that are difficult to handle. In addition patients with endocrinopathies are examined with special tests and treatment is established. Exams necessary prior to surgery are done for example in patients with tumors of the pituitary gland, tumors of the parathyroid, the pancreas or the adrenals. In this area there is also the treatment possibility of the so called lipidapheresis. An indication is a difficult to manage lipometabolic disorder that cannot be managed with diet and medication adequately. This is in particular the case if a coronary heart disease coexists.