In Austria, 600,000 people currently suffer from diabetes mellitus, and every 50 minutes an Austrian dies from the consequences of this severe disease. Doctors expect that the proportion of diabetics in Central Europe will continue to rise over the next few years. But what do patients actually know about new trends in diabetes research? What “positive” aspects does the disease have? What level of knowledge do relatives have?
As the museum of the future, the Ars Electronica Center is always on the lookout for the new. The focus is never solely on art, technology or society, but on the complex relationships and interactions between them. For this reason, on World Diabetes Day, MI 14.11.2018, we don’t want to treat the subject of diabetes mellitus in the conventional sense, but rather show its positive aspects. The patron of World Diabetes Day at the Ars Electronica Center is Olympic champion Matthias Steiner. The former weightlifter is himself a type 1 diabetic and will give a lecture on how to be fit and vital despite diabetes.
In several lectures, companies, doctors and diabetes experts will give you insights into innovations with regard to the diagnosis and therapy of the disease and inform you about ways to a higher quality of life and an improved diabetes management.