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

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
komIT - Center of Competence for innovative Diabetes Therapy
DFG-funded Research Training Group “vivid”
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