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Endocrinology and Diabetology

Endocrinology and Diabetology

We warmly welcome you to the Department of hormonal diseases, metabolic disorders and diabetes mellitus.

We provide medical services for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes, thyroid diseases, special counseling for osteoporosis, dietary counseling and obesity. Our department runs a school for people with diabetes, where we teach proper diet and cooking techniques.

We strive to ensure that our patients not only receive competent, comprehensive treatment, but also feel our sincere concern.

Treating the individual as a whole is the primary goal of both endocrinology and diabetology. It is often not immediately apparent that a medical issue has a hormonal cause. Patients experience limitations in their quality of life and remain untreated for long periods of time. Many diseases, including rheumatism, hypertension, bone metabolism, growth disorders (pediatrics), and infertility, are associated with hormonal disorders.

Prof. Dr. Jochen Seufert, an internationally renowned specialist for the treatment of hormonal disorders and diabetes, heads our department. Our team of experts at the Medical Center - University of Freiburg diagnose and treat not only rare hormonal diseases, but also common diseases such as osteoporosis, diabetes mellitus, goitre or enlarged thyroid, and hormonal changes during old age.

We ensure high-quality care by taking an interdisciplinary approach to treatment and using modern diagnostic methods (state-of-the-art ultrasound, bone mineral density measurement (DEXA-Osteodensitometry), radiology (MRI, CT), nuclear medicine (scintigraphy, PET-CT). We treat metabolic disorders (obesity) and diabetes mellitus with the most advanced medications and devices (e.g. insulin pump). The therapy is supported by counselling from specialist dieticians and nutritionists. Thanks to our comprehensive approach, we adhere to a philosophy of providing patients with world-class medical care.

"Every patient is the most important patient."

Diagnostic & Treatment Services

Diagnostics and treatment of metabolic diseases

  • Diabetes mellitus type 1
  • Diabetes mellitus type 2
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • All other forms of diabetes mellitus
  • Advanced patient education (several international languages)
  • Nutritional councelling
  • Modern antidiabetic medications
  • Continuous 24-h blood pressure monitoring
  • Insulin pump therapy
  • Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM)
  • Pancreas transplantation (together with Department of Surgery)
  • Pancreatic Islet transplantation

Obesity treatment

  • Nutritional counselling
  • Exercise counselling
  • Modern drug treatment of obesity
  • “Endobarrier” for diabetes and obesity treatment
  • Bariatric surgery (together with Department of Surgery)

Diagnostics and treatment of hormone diseases

  • Thyroid diseases
  • Hypothalamic diseases
  • Pituitary diseases
  • Adrenal diseases
  • Sexual dysfunction and impotence
  • Menopausal diseases
  • Diseases of the parathyroid glands (hyperparathyroidism)
  • Diseases of female and male reproduction

Diagnostics and treatment of metabolic bone diseases

  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteodensitometry
  • Modern drug treatment


patients per year7,000
certified diabetes treatment center of excellence
internationally recognized research unit

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