DZD and at the Virtual World Diabetes Day

This year the World Diabetes Day event (November 14th) will take place online. Starting at 10 a.m. at, the program will include a digital patient day, presentations of diabetes self-help projects, the community event docday and current information from diabetes research. DZD scientist Peter Achenbach, MD will present new research approaches for the prevention of type 1 diabetes. The event will be opened by Health Minister Jens Spahn.

Source:, #dedoc

The national diabetes portal is also involved in the realization of World Diabetes Day at 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.