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Department of diabetology

Dr. med. Silvia Muether
internal medicine, endocrinology, child and adolescent medicine

About the department

The department of diabetology at Academic Hospital DRK Berlin-Westend has valuable experience in treating diabetes mellitus and other endocrinological disorders. The department belongs to the ten largest diabetology centres in Germany and is the first centre certified by the German Diabetes Society (DDG). More than 400 patients permanently are treated and cared for by qualified doctors in the department. The department has modern diagnostic and therapeutic equipment. Furthermore, the diabetology department tightly cooperates with the department of paediatrics and adolescent medicine, in which psychologists offer their help to patients with diabetes. In addition, specialists in diabetology provide consultation hours in the outpatient clinic. 

The main medical focus of the department is the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes mellitus type 1 in children and adults. Moreover, the other focal points lie in treating patients with congenital, inherited and rare forms of diabetes. Except for this, doctors are engaged in therapy for diabetes complications. 

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnostic and control:

  • blood tests
  • urine tests
  • glucometry (blood glucose measurements)
  • continuous glucose monitoring system (CGMS)
  • Flash Glucose Monitoring (FGM)

Insulin therapy:

  • rapid-acting insulin
  • short-acting insulin
  • intermediate-acting insulin
  • mixed insulin
  • long-acting insulin
  • insulin analogues
  • insulin pen therapy
  • insulin pump therapy 

Diabetes complications treatment:

  • wound treatment for diabetic foot syndrome
  • kidney damage requiring dialysis
  • diabetes-related diseases of the cardiovascular system
  • diabetic neuropathy

Diabetes training:

  • nutrition advice
  • physical activity advice
  • control of hypoglycemia
  • injection technique
  • dose adjustment
  • family training
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 1999 Doctorate at the Free University of Berlin (Child and Adolescent Diabetology)
  • 2003 specialist in child and adolescent medicine
  • 2012 Diabetologist DDG
  • Additional qualifications for basic psychosomatic care

Experience

  • Medical work at the Nekölln Children's Hospital in Berlin, the German Heart Center in Berlin, the Benjamin Franklin University Hospital and the German Children's Urology Center in Berlin
  • 2008 Continuous specialist work inpatient care in the diabetes centre for children and adolescents at the DRK clinics in Berlin Westend
  • 2008 Head of project management for the Berlin Transitions Program
  • Diabetologist ÄK Berlin
  • Since 2015 Head of the Diabetes Center for Children and Adolescents at the DRK Kliniken Berlin | west end

Awards, memberships, publications

  • TOP DOCTOR in the FOCUS list of doctors for pediatric endocrinology/diabetology
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