Partners have committed to jointly and timely develop measures and
activities that address the urban diabetes challenge in Berlin. The
focus of Cities Changing Diabetes activities will be prevention,
improving diabetes care, and awareness of diabetes among Berlin’s neighbourhoods.
In order to create suitable joint interventions, one of the first
joint steps will be an epidemiological study through a Rule of Halves
analysis, so that the diabetes situation in the district can be
examined in detail. The aim is to find out where the vulnerable target
groups are located and how the appropriate projects can be addressed.
The first joint prevention project #gehtdoch was launched in the
district with the support of Die Bewegung für mehr Bewegung (The
Movement for More Movement). The initiative is an exercise campaign
built around an app that records the participants' minutes of
movement. To encourage residents to sign up to the app, many
motivating and entertaining posters have been put up around the
district. There are also exciting prizes on offer from local partners
for those who manage to log the most minutes.