Diabetes - a widespread Disease
Diabetes was the first disease not caused by an infection to be declared a global threat to humanity by the United Nations.
About 8.5 million people in Germany are affected by diabetes. This was the result of an evaluation of data from the nationwide survey and investigation conducted by the Robert Koch Institute. According to estimates, about 2 million people with undetected diabetes live with it.
The number of people with type 2 diabetes in Germany will continue to increase over the next twenty years. Researchers at the German Diabetes Centre (DDZ) estimate that up to twelve million people might suffer from metabolic disorders in 2040.
The strong increase in incidence not only of type 2 diabetes in the aging population, but also of type 1 diabetes will present major challenges to the German health system in the coming years.
The German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) seeks to investigate the causes of the disease and, through new scientific findings, to develop effective prevention and treatment measures to halt the emergence or progression of diabetes.
Information for Patients
Neutral and scientifically tested information around diabetes and its prevention with explanatory films, podcasts, infographics, quizzes and more. Up-to-date news, background information and practical tips with "Diabetes Cockpit" for BMI, blood pressure and blood glucose value as well as the diabetes risk test.
Healthcare organization that actively promotes the interests of people with diabetes, their relatives and patients at risk.
Deutsche Diabetes Stiftung (German Diabetes Foundation)
Promotion of scientific research and social projects, information and education.
Professional Association DDG
The German Diabetes Society / Die Deutsche Diabetes Gesellschaft (DDG)
With more than 9,300 members, the German Diabetes Society (Deutsche Diabetes Gesellschaft DDG) is one of the largest medical-scientific societies in Germany. It supports science and research, is involved in further education and training, certifies treatment facilities and develops guidelines. The goal is more effective prevention and treatment of the widespread disease diabetes, which affects approx. 8.7 million people in Germany. To this end, it also undertakes extensive health policy activities.
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Flyer "Sugar, Insulin, Diabetes – Relationships" (German only)