Diabetes Center Berne

The Diabetes Center Berne (DCB) addresses unsolved problem areas in the treatment of diabetes mellitus.

Since autumn 2017, the diabetes research center is being established on the premises of the Insel Hospital in Berne. The Center will cooperate closely with the University Hospital for Diabetology, Endocrinology, Nutritional Medicine & Metabolism (UDEM) of the Insel group.

Simplifying diabetes therapy and improving the quality of life of people with diabetes

The Diabetes Center Berne will be home to the research and development for new solution and therapeutic approaches in diabetes. In addition, the Center will provide infrastructure and capital for start-ups and spin-offs and support projects and activities engaged in the diabetes environment.

The Diabetes Center Berne is specifically concerned with translation, in other words, the transfer from research to the clinic and from the clinic to the product. The sitem-insel, which is presently under construction, presents ideal framework conditions as the proximity to the Insel Hospital and clinical research is elementary. The DCB will move into the new building on the premises of the Insel hospital after opening of the sitem-insel translation center.

  • The Berne location has tremendous potential for making progress in diabetology due to its close cooperation between the Insel Hospital, sitem-insel, the newly created DCB and the ARTORG Center of Bern University. With the diabetes research center we will be able to attract colleagues from across the world to Berne to simplify and improve treatment.

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    UDEM Clinic Director, Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Stettler

Staggering rise in diabetes illnesses

Diabetes is one of the biggest global endemic diseases. Today, some 400 million people suffer from diabetes, of which every tenth person injects insulin daily. According to estimates by the International Diabetes Federation, over 600 million people will be suffering from diabetes worldwide by 2040. To avoid secondary diseases, to simplify therapy and to improve the quality of life of persons suffering from diabetes, therapy needs to be automated further and metabolic adjustment improved. In particular, the measurement of blood glucose also needs to be simplified here.


Diabetes Center Berne
Lukas Frösch
Managing Director
Freiburgstrasse 3
3010 Bern

Universitätsklinik für Diabetologie, Endokrinologie, Ernährungsmedizin & Metabolismus
Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Stettler
Clinic Director and Chief Physician UDEM

Diabetes Center Berne Foundation
Dr. h.c. Willy Michel