Women and men are differently ill - Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft

Women and men are differently ill


Salzburg Research is currently developing a gender-sensitive diabetes application. Project partner Alexandra Kautzky-Willer has now been named Scientologist of the Year.

A research group from the Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft ist currently developing a prototype of a mobile web application that is designed to help diabetics take better care of their illness in everyday life. The DIABgender prototype focuses on individual needs and basic conditions not only for women and men, but also for various roles and life situations.

Personalization and individualization

Men and women experience diabetes predominantly differently and thus often have different needs for their therapy and diabetes self-management. However, so far, these findings have not yet found entry into diabetes applications. DIABgender considers this aspect. This is intended to help users and their patients to deal with their illness in their everyday life better and more individually.

The DIABgender project focuses on pregnant women, women in menopause, men and women with cardiovascular disease or stress. Goals are implemented as concrete activites, such as daily monitoring of the blood glucose, projects such as walking three times a week or observing a diet.

Award for project manager Kautzky-Willer

Currently, DIABgender is being tested at the AKH Vienna under the direction of Alexandra Kautzky-Willer. Kautzky-Willer (Meduni Wien) was Austria’s first professor for gender medicine and has now been selected as a scientist of the year 2016. With the award of the club of the education and science journalists above all the mediation work of the gender medician is honoured. The award was presented to her on January 9, 2017 in Vienna. Salzburg Research congratulates!