Diabetes mellitus is not restricted to elevated blood glucose levels. Notably, a variety of other metabolic derangements are associated leading to a wide variety of severe complications. Acute metabolic complications such as severe hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia may become serious and even provoke coma. In addition, long-term complications threaten eyes, kidneys, and nerve function leading to blindness, kidney failure, amputation, heart attack, heart failure, and stroke.

Depending on its cause, diabetes mellitus is categorized into various diabetes types.

  • Type 1 diabetes is caused by an autoimmune reaction against the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas.
  • Type 2 diabetes is associated with overweight or obesity leading to a reduced sensitivity to insulin, so-called insulin resistance.
  • Gestational diabetes is a disturbed glucose metabolism first diagnosed in pregnancy. Gestational diabetes puts mothers and babies at risk.

Treatment of diabetes nowadays provides a large variety of options in addition to lifestyle modification. Modern drugs for the treatment of type 2 diabetes do not elicit hypoglycemias (low blood sugar levels). Moreover, they have shown to prevent kidney and heart failure, myocardial infarction and stroke. Modern insulin therapy comes along with novel technical developments up to continuous glucose measurement systems controlling insulin pumps.

Optimal blood glucose control prevents diabetic late complications on eyes, nerves and kidneys. In addition, comprehensive treatment of diabetes patients prevents heart attacks and strokes.

Based on my expertise and experience I will counsel you with respect to your best options regarding blood glucose monitoring and treatment of diabetes and associated risks.


  • Provision of blood glucometers including training
  • Download blood glucose table
  • Download blood glucose table Gestational Diabetes
  • Nutrition therapy