DiabetesDE – Deutsche Diabetes-Hilfe was founded in January 2009 by the German Diabetes Association (DDG) and the Association of Diabetes Counseling and Training in Germany (VDBD). It is committed to better prevention, care and research in the fight against diabetes ,
The non-profit and independent umbrella organization unites the interests of the people with diabetes and their relatives, the doctors and researchers and the diabetes consultants, to be able to speak with one voice against politics and society. Since summer 2012, the newly founded self-help organization “Deutsche Diabetes-Hilfe – Menschen mit Diabetes” (DDH-M) has been added as a member organization with around 17,000 affected and interested persons. In total diabetesDE – German diabetes support has around 28,000 members (as of 08/2015).