Georgian Union of Diabetes and Endocrine Associations

 

Organizational Information

National Center for Diabetes Research
1 Chachava Street
0159 Tbilisi
Georgia
Tel +995-32-517654

Membership Information

Founded in 1991

3860 Members in 2014

 

15 volunteers

Member of IDF since 1994

 

 

About

Georgian Union of Diabetes and Endocrine Associations (previously Georgian Diabetes Federation) is a governmental, non-commercial, non-profit mixed – type organization that unites healthcare professionals, people with diabetes, their carers and lay persons.
 
Its vision: All people with diabetes in Georgia should receive insulins and other anti diabetic drugs,  means for home blood glucose monitoring, education, cure and care.
 
Its mission: to defend the rights of all people with diabetes in Georgia, to provide high quality diabetes care and education.
 
Today GUDEAS  represents interests of 3860 of its members - people with diabetes, physicians, nurses and lay persons.  Active work in the field of diabetes was initiated in 1988. The Union was founded in 1990, the founders were physicians, people with diabetes and a nurse. It was established on the basis of the Georgian Diabetes Center (now – National Center for Diabetes Research/NCDR). The Union was the first Diabetes Association on the whole territory of the former USSR that became IDF MA during the Perestroika. Today there are already 12 MAs form the Eastern Europe. 
 

 

Main Focus

  • To unite people - health care professionals, people with diabetes, industry, decision makers 
  • To improve the quality of life of those living with diabetes in Georgia
  • To improve the quality of diabetes care
  • To provide free essential treatments and tests to all people with diabetes
  • To provide education for people with diabetes
  • To train and re-train UCPs in diabetes
  • To increase public awareness on diabetes

Activities

The Association is organising many events all year long, such as

  • Education of people with diabetes and HCPs
  • Fighting discrimination of people with diabetes;
  • Treatment safety (provision of safe drugs);
  • WDD activities every year
  • Support of people with diabetes and thyroid pathologies from the needy groups of society
  • Cooperation with other NGOs and Associations working in the other NCDs:
  • Increasing public awareness
 

Young Leaders in Diabetes

Ana represents the Georgian Union of Diabetes and Endocrine Associations in the Young Leaders in Diabetes Programme (YLD).

Read more about her and about the YLD programme here

Publications & Newsletters

Since 2003 the Union is publishing  a  diabetes magazine “Diabetes and Health”  (the target audience - people with diabetes, healthcare professionals and general population), the only magazine of such type published  in Georgia , the magazine is the member of the International Committee of Diabetes Magazines (ICDM).

Message from the President

Prof. Ramaz Kurashvili "To be a member of IDF gives unique opportunity to exchange skills, knowledge and idea, to get information. When united we are great power that can fight ignorance and burocracy - our mutual animies".

 

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