Österreichische Diabetes Gesellschaft


Organizational Information

Währingerstrasse 76/13
1090 Vienna
Tel +43- 650 7703378
Fax  +43-1-2645229
Website: www.oedg.org

Membership Information

Founded in 1969

946 Members in 2016


2 employees and 800+ volunteers

Member of IDF since 1976




The ÖDG, the scientific society of diabetes experts in Austria, promotes research and  scientific exchange between scientists/physicians in order to improve diabetes care and patients' quality of life. The aim is to build a bridge between health care professionals and patients. The ÖDG organises congresses, funds research and publications and develops  guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of diabetes and its complications. On the occasion of the ÖDG's Annual and Spring Meetings, scientific news are presented and discussed as well as “state of the art” lectures and workshops offer well balanced information for physicians, dietitians and diabetes educators.

Main Focus

  • Research and scientific exchange between scientists/physicians
  • Organization of congresses
  • Research funding
  • Development of guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of diabetes and its complications
  • Awareness campaigns for the broader public


Learn more here about activities organised by the Association

Annual Meeting http://www.oedg.org/oedg_jt.html

Spring Meeting http://www.oedg.org/oedg_fjt.html

Session about "Diabesity – Individualised Medicine versus Macro Environment" at the European Forum Alpbach http://www.alpbach.org/de/event/med16/


Young Leaders in Diabetes

Maria and Marlis represent the ÖDG in the Young Leaders in Diabetes Programme (YLD).

Read more about them and about the YLD programme here

Publications & Newsletters

See their guidelines and Journal Diabetes Forum here


Message from the President

Prof. Hermann Toplak "The Austrian Diabetes Association regards the IDF as the most important international player for people with diabetes mellitus. 
We carefully follow ideas and projects on a global level and try to learn from them. 

Being a proactive organisation ourselves, we try to bring IDF projects to an national level. We think that we need to change our society and the detrimental environment to improve the quality of living for people with diabetes. Together with our government, we are working on a national diabetes strategy for the coming years."


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