Members:

Dr. Anikó Somogyi, Professor
Dr. Beatrix Sármán, Assistant Professor
Dr. Dóra Ghyczy, Attending Physician
Dr. Gábor Firneisz, Assistant Professor
Dr. Géza Nagy, Junior Assistant Professor
Dr. Krisztina Hagymási, Assistant Professor
Dr. Péter Pusztai, Chief Physician
Dr. Tímea Varga, Attending Physician

Other members of our research group are PhD students and the students in scientific research program (TDK), 6 diabetes specialist nurses, 2 nutritionists, a physiotherapist and a chemical technician.

Health Care

Members of the group hold consultation hours every day for patients with diabetes, hyperlipidemia, obesity and metabolic syndrome. Diabetic education is organized between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. every day, while Thursdays between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. patients can join our special diet education program. Hospitalized patients are trained individually by our diabetes specialist nurses and nutritionists.

Education

Group members are involved in the examination (state exam, exam, licensing exam, …) and education of diabetes specialist nurses, undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and PhD students. There are several topics available for students who intend to join the Scientific Research Program (TDK), for thesis submission, or preparing for the Rector’s prize. Every year we organize an advanced scientific program about diabetes for medical professionals. Several members of the research group are thesis supervisors in the Doctoral School of Clinical Medicine’s Examination of diabetes mellitus, its complications, and the etiopathologic and genetic factors of liver diseases (II/1.) program.

Currently active research topics:

  • Elevated serum DPP-4 activity in type 1 diabetes mellitus: genetic aspects, analysis of correlations between the immune and hormonal differences (Dr. Gábor Firneisz)
  • Relationships between diabetes and certain pancreatic, hepatic diseases. (Dr. Gábor Firneisz)
  • Analysis of genotype-phenotype correlations in patients with gestational diabetes and individuals born from gestational diabetes pregnancies (Dr. Gábor Firneisz)
  • Non-invasive detection of fatty liver’s origin and progression, its relations to metabolic syndrome, and the examination of its treatment options (Dr. Krisztina Hagymási)
  • Examination of diabetes mellitus, its complications, and the etiopathology and genetic factors of liver diseases (Dr. Anikó Somogyi)

Research topics:

  • Thrombocytosis in solid tumors as a predictive survival factor in non-diabetics and diabetic patient (with: 1st Department of Surgery, Department of Medical Chemistry, Molecular Biology and Pathobiochemistry)
  • Genetics of gestational diabetics (with: Medizinische Universität Wien, Universitätsklinik für Frauenheilkunde and Universitätsklinik für Innere Medizin, SE 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
  • Examination of hearing loss in diabetic patients (with: Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Neurology, Department of Ophthalmology)
  • Comorbidities in diabetic patients: Chromogranin-A and neuroendocrine tumor markers (with: 1st Department of Pathology and Experimental Cancer Research)
  • Thyroid diseases (with: 1st Department of Pathology and Experimental Cancer Research, Department of Ophthalmology)
  • Non-invasive detection of fatty liver’s origin and progression, its relations to metabolic syndrome, and the examination of its treatment options (with: Department of Pharmacognosy)

Grants: – OTKA – EFSD Grant – Research Grant of Hungarian Diabetes Association – Support of Foundation of Diabetology and Metabolism