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diabetesDE – German Diabetes Aid is an independent non-profit-organisation that unites people with diabetes and their families, physicians, researchers and other diabetes professionals. As a young umbrella organization, they are enabling diabetes experts and their patients, organized in three member organisations, to meet on eye level:

German Diabetes Association (DDG)
German Association of Diabetes Educating and Councelling Professions (VDBD)
German Diabetes Aid – People with diabetes (DDH-M)
The organization was founded by DDG and VDBD. In 2012, DDH-M was founded to ensure an adequate representation of people suffering from diabetes within diabetesDE- German Diabetes Aid. The federal organization DDH-M and its regional associations coordinate all activities of people with diabetes and advocate their interests.

Main Focus

They create public awareness for diabetes and fight against the disease. By means of a joint effort of all its members, diabetesDE wants to improve the efficiency of the use of available resources to provide the best possible diabetes prevention, care and research and to stop discrimination. United in diabetesDE, their major goal is to help establish a national diabetes strategy for Germany.

Raise awareness about diabetes
Educate the general public about the risk of type 2 diabetes
Fight for the best possible medical treatment and care for people with diabetes
Support and fund projects that help people with diabetes and people at risk
Advocate the interests of people with diabetes
Encourage young leaders in diabetes advocacy


Organisation of a Patient Infotainment Congress on World Diabetes Day (around 5000 attendees each year) since 2009
Hosting the annual Diabetes Charity Gala since 2011 (300 selected guests)
7 sponsored projects to improve the life of people with diabetes
Supporting summer camps, adventurous coping-weeks and -weekends for Kids and Teens with Type 1 Diabetes
Launch a political Grassroots-Campaign “Stop Diabetes – now!” in 2013and beyond to fight for a national diabetes plan in Germany
Demonstrating and petitioning for patients´rights, raising awareness and heightening political pressure
Stakeholder outreach and political lobbying

Publications & Newsletters

German Health Report Diabetes (annual survey)

Monthly Newsletter

Message from the President

Ms Nicole Mattig-Fabian

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