Organizational Information

Rytterkaserner 1
5000 Ödense C
Tel +45-6612-9006
Website: www.diabetes.dk


Membership Information

Founded in 1940

75981 Members in 2016


900 volunteers 

Member of IDF since 1950




The Danish Diabetes Association has supported diabetics in Denmark since 1940. They have about 76,000 members and are one of the largest Associations of Patients in Denmark, headed by Chairman of Board Truels Schuelz and CEO Henrik Nedergaard. Since 1992 His Royal Highness, Prince Joachim has been protector of the organization.

Main Focus

  • To prevent diabetes
  • Living well with diabetes
  • To cure / research in diabetes


  • Right from the start of the organization we have influenced the legislations made by Danish politicians. The Association has recently influenced the achievement of a national diabetes plan, which the Danish National Health Minister launched in 2003.
  • The Association stands up for people with diabetes. They have experts in politics and others that practice legal advice and counseling on the physical, social and psychological problems, which diabetics and their family members meet in their everyday life.
  • They develop and organize courses for their members, i.e. type 1-children and youngsters and their family, as well as experts who educate kitchen staff in hospitals and other institutions on nutrition. 

Young Leaders in Diabetes

Nete and Thomas represent the Danish Diabetes Association in the Young Leaders in Diabetes Programme (YLD).

Read more about them and about the YLD programme here

Publications & Newsletters

They producetwo magazines. One, which has been titled various names, and now simply is called ”diabetes”, is targeted diabetics, their family members and people, who support the good cause. The other magazine is aimed at health care professionals.

They also produce booklets, patient care guidance’s, cookbooks and other publications that inform about the disease and contain well-grounded advices on life style matters such as nutrition, exercise etc.  


Message from the President

Mr Truels Schult 



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