Bulgarian Diabetes Association

 

Organizational Information

Podpolkovnik Kalitin street bl 20
Sofia 1233
Bulgaria
Tel +359-2-9310779
Website: www.badiabet.com

Membership Information

Founded in 1990

1245 Members in 2014

 

6 employees and 50 volunteers

Member of IDF since 2011

 

 

About

BAD is the only nationally representative association for patients with diabetes condition in Republic of Bulgaria.  

It was created in 1991 from a group of notorious Bulgarian endocrinologists, doctors and patients, under the leadership of prof. N. Colebinov with main goal to improve the way of life, the medical care and the prevention to people with diabetes in the country. To achieve this goals BAD has constantly requested from the government and the state institutions to ensure the necessary conditions for an up-to date treatment and self - control of the diabetes as well as to provide a systematic prevention and treatment of diabetic complications. Next to these tasks BAD also defends the rights of the patients with diabetes trying to solve their individual problems through the competent state, departmental and health care institutions.
The Management of BAD works in a close co-operation with all patient organizations within the Confederation for Health protection, with the Bulgarian Society of Endocrinology, with medical doctor’s  Diabetic Association, with the society of the Diabetic Nurses in Bulgaria and many Bulgarian and international organizations .
 

 

 

 

Main Focus

  • Defend the constitutional rights of people with diabetes in Bulgaria with aiming to gradually increase the social benefits they can obtain. 
  • Convince the Government of State for necessity and importance of health, social and financial impact that can have the provision of conditions for efficient prevention, training of all Bulgarian population for healthy way of life and nutrition, as well as to ensure periodical screening of people under risk.
  • Ensure conditions for efficient, accessible, timely and advanced medical care, monitoring, training and control of diabetes and all kind of diabetes complications. 

Activities

  • Strengthen role of self-control, training and pro-activity of the patients during the medical care process and prevention from complications. Encourage voluntaries activity in this respect.
  • Organize on yearly basis programs for dietetic nutrition, free flu vaccine distribution and free training sessions for persons with diabetes from qualified medical care experts on various topics and aspects of the living with diabetes condition.  
  • Work-out, print and distribute educational materials on different issues related to diabetes – manuals, brochures, leaflets, etc. 
  • Organize discussions, press-conferences, round tables, training seminars on national, regional and international level for discussions on major problems related to diabetes and our proposals for their most efficient resolution. 
  • Organize every year the initiative “November – the month of diabetes” on the occasion of the World diabetes day – 14th November. 
  • Establish on country level several Regional Centers for Information and Consultation (RCIC). There people with diabetes from the region would ask questions, get trainings, receive check-ups and have access to consultation with provided by BAD medical experts – e.g. endocrinologists, cardiologists, ophthalmologists, neurologists, surgeons, nephrologists, dieticians and others. 
  • We urge State institutions to adopt a long term National diabetes plan as well to elaborate a National diabetes register for the country.
  • Train each and every patient with diabetes to maintain constantly their blood glucose in optimal range! This is the most secure way to prevent them from all problems and complications from diabetes as well as will ensure their normal life!    
 

 

 

 

Young Leaders in Diabetes

Rossitza represents the Bulgarian Diabetes Association in the Young Leaders in Diabetes Programme (YLD).

Read more about her and about the YLD programme here

 

Message from the President

Ms Svetla Alexieva  "BAD was created in 1990 with the aim to protect the rights of people with diabetes in Republic of Bulgaria. This is the only nationally representative association for patients with diabetes condition in the country and it is also a founding member of the National Council for the Integration of Persons with Disabilities at the Council of Ministers and of the Confederation of Health care - member of the European Patients' Forum.

For 23 years now we have been working actively for founding diabetic clubs throughout the country with providing every kind of support needed to their activity. During last 4 years they have doubled in number, reaching now almost 140 clubs. As of 2010 we started with opening regional centers for education and consultations. 
BAD has been constantly urging  the government and the state institutions to ensure the necessary conditions for an up-to date treatment and self - control of the diabetes as well as to provide a systematic prevention and treatment of diabetic complications.
In 2011 we have renewed our membership in IDF where we want to work together with all other MAS towards achieving better medical care, prevention, self control, education and normal quality of life for all people with diabetes, as they are guaranteed by law from the state".

 

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