Diabetes Information Service Munich
Across the world, approximately 350 million people suffer from Diabetes mellitus; in Germany, around ten percent of the population are affected. Up-to-date information about diagnoses, treatment and prevention plays an important role in helping patients handle their disease better.
Helmholtz Zentrum München has therefore set up the Diabetes Information Service Munich, which provides information free of charge. It offers up-to-date, scientifically verified information from all areas of diabetes research and medicine and presents it in plain language.
Behind the scenes, the staff at the Diabetes Information Service Munich have a team of scientists and medical doctors from the Diabetes Research Department at their disposal. In addition, a team of internal and external scientific consultants provides advice on the concept and choice of topics for the Diabetes Information Service Munich.
Through this direct link with research, the Diabetes Information Service Munich ensures that its information is always up-to-date, unbiased and of high quality.
Lung Information Service
Across the world, lung diseases are among the most frequent causes of death and the number of serious cases is still on the increase. Up-to-date information about diagnoses, treatment and prevention plays an important role in helping patients handle their disease better.
Helmholtz Zentrum München has therefore set up the lung information service as a free service for patients, their families and interested members of the public and cooperates with the German Center for Lung Research. This service pools knowledge from research and medicine and presents it in plain language.
Behind the scenes, the staff at the Lung Information Service have a team of scientists and medical doctors from the German Center for Lung Research at their disposal. Through this direct link with research, the Lung Information Service ensures that its information is always up-to-date, unbiased and of high quality.
Allergy Information Service
The incidence of allergies has steadily increased in recent decades. According to the Robert Koch Institute, today more than one in five individuals in Germany suffers from an allergy. Allergic reactions occur in various organ systems. The skin and mucous membranes, the airways and the intestine are particularly affected.
The quality of life of the affected individuals is often considerably limited by the allergic symptoms. For this reason, early diagnosis and appropriate care for those suffering from allergy is of great importance.
The Allergy Information Service provides up-to-date, scientifically proven information from all areas of allergy research and allergology in easy-to-understand form. In addition, the Allergy Information Service organizes information days for those affected by allergies. There allergy specialists and allergy researchers hold talks on the current status of research, and people with allergies and their family members have the opportunity to come into direct contact with scientists and ask them their own individual questions.
Helmholtz Zentrum München is building up this online portal with the support of the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG). This portal is part of a research project for the creation and evaluation of a quality-assured information service for a broader audience on the topic of allergies.