Hrvatski savez dijabetickih udruga


Organizational Information

Ilica 48/2
10000 Zagreb
Tel +385-1-4847807

Membership Information

Founded in 1954

3412 Members in 2016


5 employees and 50 volunteers

Member of IDF since 1992




Hrvatski savez dijabetickih udruga was established was established in 1954. From 1954, Hrvatski savez dijabetickih udruga is working on improving the lives of people with diabetes through activities of local societies in cooperation with health care professionals. 

Main Focus

  • To generate awareness on diabetes among the general public and disseminate updated scientific information
  • To help people with diabetes manage and control their disease through the education of patients, their families and caregivers
  • Toimprove the image of people with diabetes as well as their access to information and to care, and to enhance basic and clinical research
  • To act as an advocate for people with diabetes and healthcare professionals involved by defending the legitimate rights of people with diabetes and representing their interests before the national and international authorities 


In order to raise awareness the association organises for World Diabetes Day a public transportation campaign (posters in buses, trams, trains), diabetes screenings, a public open forum with participation of all stakeholders (Health ministry, national Health Insurance Instution, national Public health institution, medical professionals), a conference on Physical activity in diabetes, Media campaign. Read more here 

Health Education and Screening Programmes

To achieve the goals arising from the mission, CDA as a laypersons umbrella association, advocates for people with diabetes and their families and helps their members by organizing activities at different levels. Read more here

Young Leaders in Diabetes

Danijela, David and Ivana represents the Croatian Diabetes Association in the Young Leaders in Diabetes Programme (YLD).

Read more about them and about the YLD programme here

Publications & Newsletters

The Association publishes a magazine for people with diabetes. This magazine is issued 6 times a year and offers a wide range of information of all kinds, such as testimonies, scientific articles, nutrition sections and practical advice aimed at helping people with diabetes to manage and control their disease.

Download their latest annual report (2012)


Message from the President

Mr Davor Bucevic "As a member of IDF, we are proud to be a part of such a big family which streams towards the same goal – to show people around the Globe that diabetes is not something we are ashamed off. People with diabetes have to have proper medical care, people with diabetes should not be discriminated, people with diabetes can live long life without complications while they take care of proper diet, regular physical activity and constant education. Diabetes is not something that will  stop us living our dream and do all the things healthy people can. Quite the oppossite,it motivates us to show that there are no limits and barriers we cannot cross. "



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