German Diabetes Center (DDZ)

The German Diabetes Center (DDZ), Leibniz Center for Diabetes Research at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, is an interdisciplinary research center, which combines molecular, clinical, and epidemiological work.

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Diabetes-Cockpit - Evaluate your BMI, blood pressure and blood sugar

The diabetes cockpit provides a way for assessing health status and individual diabetes risk.

By 2040 - about 12 million people with diabetes

According to recent estimates, at least 7.2% of the population in Germany currently live with diabetes. This will increase significantly in the next two decades.

Support diabetes research

We would appreciate if you could support our scientific research with a donation. Of course, your donation is tax deductible.


The portal offers general, quality-assured information on diabetes and related topics such as early detection, prevention and treatment of secondary diseases with current news and specialist articles.

NAKO Gesundheitsstudie

Nationwide study on health and common diseases. By participating in the study, you are actively helping to advance research into common diseases and thus improve the health situation in Germany in the long term.

Join a clinical study at DDZ

Support us with your participation in a clinical study of DDZ. Learn more about the participation criteria, application and advantages of being a research participant.

Telephone: +49 211 3382-0

Work at the DDZ – Interesting and responsible tasks are waiting for you

Exciting research opportunities – flexible work schedule – family-friendly working conditions. These are just a few of the many advantages DDZ offers you as an employer.

Patient and public involvement in research

The Institute for Health Services Research and Health Economics is looking for interested patients and citizens for smaller and larger projects. We know from previous projects that both groups have important ideas and competencies in research projects.

RIN Diabetes-Wegweiser

Would you like to quickly and easily find local offers for the prevention and treatment of diabetes in the Greater Düsseldorf area? With the help of an interactive search feature with a map of the surrounding area and filtering options - based on keywords, type of service, and language - you can discover over 150 relevant prevention, counseling, and healthcare services.

Zertifikat berufundfamilie seit 2011

A family- and life-phase-conscious personnel policy means relief and support for employees. And this brings added value. We support our employees with numerous offers and have been awarded the ``workandfamily`` certificate consecutively since 2011.

DFG-funded Research Training Group “vivid”

The new DFG Research Training Group ``vivid`` investigates the early development of type 2 diabetes. Further information about the research and training program can be found on the Graduate School's website in English.

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