News ‘Fit in Health Matters’ Receives Award

The "Fit in Health Matters" offering for teachers, which is provided by the national diabetes information portal, has won the special award at this year's bytes4diabetes awards. To promote health competence, the project offers evidence-based teaching materials that are didactically suitable for putting diabetes prevention on the school curriculum.

Source: Helmholtz Zentrum München/

Fit in Health Matters is a joint project of Helmholtz Zentrum München and the German Cancer Research Center(DKFZ) in Heidelberg. It contains a modular system with modules for secondary levels I and II. In addition to information and worksheets, there are also e-learning elements, descriptive infographics, short videos and interactive elements at various levels of difficulty. Online seminars provide teachers with scientific background on diabetes and suggest how to use the materials in the classroom. These are made available on the website of the national diabetes information portal as well as channels such as Vimeo and YouTube.

More than 1,500 schools have already used the services and materials, and more than 120 teachers have taken part in the first six training units. In the future, web-based training modules shall supplement the offering, among others with topics such as digital health and how to deal with affected students in the classroom setting. Students at pilot schools will then be directly involved in the further development of the materials, via virtual workshops and round tables - thus enabling them to gain positive experience in the field of (online) participation.

The bytes4diabetes Award offers companies, researchers and creative minds from all areas of healthcare a platform to present themselves and their projects. Behind the bytes4diabetes Award are the Future Board Digitalization with experts from the field of diabetology and healthcare and Berlin-Chemie AG, one of the leading companies in the field of diabetology in Germany.

Fit in Health Matters (in German)

More information about the award (in German)