The Federal Center for Health Education (BZgA) to Publish their “National Education and Communication Strategy on Diabetes Mellitus”

More than 8 million people in Germany have diabetes. To help strengthen the prevention of diabetes, the Federal Center for Health Education (BZgA) developed a “National Education and Communication Strategy on Diabetes Mellitus”. The strategy will be released on World Diabetes Day on November 14, 2022.

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The aim is to systemize, strengthen, and reinforce diabetes prevention in Germany. For this purpose, a comprehensive quality-assured education and information program for the prevention, early detection, and treatment of diabetes will be created and a cooperation network “Diabetes Network Germany – Healthier Together” newly established. The BZgA developed the strategy in cooperation with an advisory council of 30 experts on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Health.

The focus is on type 2 diabetes, which affects approximately 93 percent of people with diabetes. The strategy’s target group is the general population, especially adults at high risk of diabetes. The strategy aims to inform people with diabetes about secondary diseases, available care services and good self-management practices. Furthermore, multipliers, for example, medical and educational professionals, are to be supported with information.

National Diabetes Information Portal
An essential component of the strategy is the national diabetes information portal, which was launched in 2020 and provides quality-assured information on the prevention and treatment of diabetes for the general population. It also offers health professionals in-depth information and assistance for their everyday work. is a collaborative effort from Helmholtz Munich, the German Diabetes Center, and the German Center for Diabetes Research.



The strategy paper "National Education and Communication Strategy on Diabetes Mellitus" for download and further information at: (in German)

BZgA press release (in German)