The national diabetes portal diabinfo.de is also involved in the realization of World Diabetes Day at www.weltdiabetestag.de. It provides current videos on the topics of diabetes and diabetes prevention.
Program (in German, overview)
10:00 - 10:15 a.m.
Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn opens World Diabetes Day 2020
10:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Digital Patient Day diabetesDE – German Diabetes Aid with Jens Kröger (chairman of the board) and Andrea Ballschuh (TV presenter), among others
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Self-help projects and initiatives
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
#docday° - the community event by, for and with people with diabetes
featuring, among others
Laura Karasek (Zart am Limit talk show, T1D)
Matthias Steiner (Olympic champion, T1D)
Harry Wijnvoord (Der Preis ist heiß game show, T2D)
World Diabetes Day
World Diabetes Day is the only day, apart from World AIDS Day, that is officially dedicated to a disease by a United Nations resolution. The date chosen for World Diabetes Day is November 14th, the birthday of Frederick G. Banting, the discoverer of the life-sustaining hormone insulin. Since 1991, World Diabetes Day has been organized by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization.