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Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism (Diabetes and Nutritional Medicine)

The Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition (including the Section for Lipid Metabolism) specializes in the following metabolic diseases:

  • overweight and obesity
  • hypertension
  • type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • thyroid diseases
  • disorders of bone metabolism, for example osteoporosis
  • diseases of the pituitary gland, adrenal gland, and other diseases

Patients can be treated at all locations of the Charité Network in Berlin: Campus Mitte, Campus Benjamin-Franklin, Campus Virchow Klinikum and Campus Buch.

A comprehensive workup of diagnostics and therapies is offered. E.g. all patients with hormonal bone diseases or even suspicion thereof are offered a free DXA-Scan for bone density measurements.

The Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition is a certified Excellence Center for the diagnostics and therapy of endocrine tumors, e.g. adrenal or thyroid cancer, pheochromocytoma or pituitary tumors.

In the diabetes day hospital individualized nutritional counseling and therapies for optimization of insulin therapy for acute and long-term blood sugar control are offered, e.g. via oat diets.

Diseases involving lipid metabolism are treated primarily at the outpatient clinic at Campus Mitte and in the Lipid Outpatient Department at Campus Virchow-Klinikum.

Research

In basic and clinical research, the department team works scientifically on hormonal disorders, nutritional issues and metabolic diseases such as obesity, diabetes mellitus, arterial hypertension, adrenal carcinoma and pituitary disorders. This direct access to the latest research results allows patients to be offered the best and most up-to-date treatment options.

For more information, please take a look at the German version of the homepage.