"Eyes on Diabetes" is the motto of this year’s World Diabetes Day. The objective is to detect type 2 diabetes at an early stage and thus to prevent subsequent diseases such as heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, nerve damage, fatty liver, or depression. One problem: In Germany alone about two million people have diabetes without knowing it. In order to draw attention to this, the campaign “Germany Measures” was launched. The campaign is focused on targeted education, personal counseling and the DIfE – GERMAN DIABETES RISK TEST® (DRT), which researchers of the German Institute of Human Nutrition (DifE) and the DZD have developed. More information on this can be found at https://2mio.de. People who are interested in taking the Diabetes Risk Test can do so at the DZD stand at the central event of World Diabetes Day on November 20, 2016 in KOSMOS in Berlin. There, visitors can also interactively learn about the disease and the latest results of diabetes research.
In addition, more actions are planned related to World Diabetes Day. For example, the Institute for Diabetes Research of the DZD partner Helmholtz Zentrum München is offering a nationwide telephone campaign on "Type 1 diabetes" on November 15th between 7:00 and 9:00 pm. (Free hotline: 0800 - 44 11 55 4). And to draw attention to the topic of diabetes, many famous buildings around the world will be illuminated in blue – in Germany, for example, the Hohenzollern Bridge and the Allianz Arena in Munich.
Already in the run-up to the World Diabetes Day, experts from the DZD informed the public about the metabolic disease and gave various media interviews.
Read more about World Diabetes Day at: https://weltdiabetestag.de/