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Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1
D-85764 Neuherberg

Represented by
Scientific Director: Prof. Dr. med., Dr. h.c. Matthias H. Tschöp
Administrative Managing Director: Dr. Michael Frieser
Registry court: Munich District Court
VAT ID Number: DE 129521671
Supervisory board chairperson: MinDir’in Prof. Dr. Veronika von Messling


German Center for Diabetes Research
Ingolstädter Landstraße 1
D-85764 Neuherberg

Represented by
Board of directors: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Martin Hrabě de Angelis, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Michael Roden, Prof. Dr. Dr. Michele Solimena
Managing Director: Dr. Astrid Glaser
Registry court: Berlin District Court VR 29195 B


German Diabetes Center
Leibniz Institute for Diabetes Research
at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Funding entity:
German Diabetes Research Association
Auf'm Hennekamp 65
40225 Düsseldorf

Represented by
Managing directors: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael Roden, Ass. jur. Andreas Fidelak
Registry court: Düsseldorf, District Court
VAT ID Number: DE 119496273


Editorial responsibility
Helmholtz Zentrum München: Ulrike Koller, Head of Information Services and Knowledge Transfer
German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD): Dr. Astrid Glaser, Pharmacist, Managing Director DZD
German Diabetes Center (DDZ) in Düsseldorf: Dr. Olaf Spörkel, Head of the National Diabetes Information Center

Laura Dauben (M.Sc. Human Nutrition)
Miloš Jakobi (M.Sc. Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology)
Pia Ochel (M.A. Healthcare Communication)
Kristina Vogt (Editor) – Social media management
Katrin Weber (M.A. Communication Science) – Project management

A team of specialist journalists supports the editorial staff.

Server administration
Reinhard Streubel, Bernhard Tandler

Technical support and upgrades
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Karl-Friedrich-Str. 64
52072 Aachen

Graphic representation, layout
MasterMedia GmbH
Friedensallee 25
22765 Hamburg


Note on equality
In all references to persons, the wording used refers to both sexes, although for reasons of readability, the masculine form has been used.

Exclusion of liability

1. Online content
The diabetes information portal makes independent, reliable, and comprehensible information available to patients, their relatives, the interested general public, and specialist medical staff. The portal aims to provide those affected with background information relating to their disease before consultation with a physician and facilitate their personal handling of their illness.

The content is in no way intended or suited to replace consultation with the treating physicians. refers to currently available findings from evidence-based research and medical sources. It is unable to provide recommendations or assessments regarding any form of diagnosis or treatment. This also applies to the addresses of treatment facilities or organizations mentioned on or for which links are provided. Furthermore, apart from the entities mentioned, there may be other competent and reliable entities and information sources available.

The primary aim of is to present current and comprehensive information. The publishers assume no responsibility for completeness, correctness, or topicality. Patients should always discuss individual questions with their physician.

The publishers assume no responsibility for the topicality, accuracy, completeness and/or quality of the information provided in their online content. The publishers assume no liability for material or non-material damage caused by the utilization or non-utilization of the information or the utilization of incorrect and incomplete information, unless it can be proven that they acted intentionally or with gross negligence.
The publishers reserve the right to amend, supplement, delete, or temporarily or permanently remove part or all of the online content without advance notice or separate notification.

2. References and links
For direct or indirect referrals to external websites (“hyperlinks”), which are outside the responsibility of the publishers, the publishers shall only be liable if it can be proven that they were aware of illegal content and it would have been technically possible and feasible for them to block access to it.
The publishers hereby expressly declare that, at the time of referral, no illegal content was identifiable on the linked websites. The publishers have no influence on the current or future design, contents, or authorship on the linked websites. Therefore, the publishers hereby expressly distance themselves from the content on all linked pages that have been modified after the link is created. This statement applies to all references listed by the publishers within the scope of their online content. The operator of the referenced website bears sole liability for illegal, incorrect, or incomplete content and for all damage resulting from the use or non-use of such information.

3. Copyright and trademark law
The editorial staff at aim to use self-generated texts and graphics in all publications, to respect copyrights of texts and graphics used, or to use royalty-free texts and graphics.
All trademarks and brand names mentioned in the online content, including those protected by third parties, are subject, without exception, to the provisions of the applicable trademark law and the ownership rights of the registered owner.
The copyright for published content generated by is held exclusively by the publishers. The reproduction or use of these texts and graphics in other electronic or print publications is not permitted without the express prior consent of If you wish to use any of our publications, please contact our editorial team (

4. Privacy policy

5. Legal validity of this disclaimer
This disclaimer should be viewed as part of the online content from which this page was linked. If any part does not comply, no longer complies, or does not fully comply with the current legal regulations, the validity of the other parts remains unaffected.

As of: 31.07.2023