Bahamas Diabetic Association



Organizational Information

3 Legacy Plaza Prince Charles Drive
PO Box ss19932
Nassau 00000
The Bahamas
Tel +1-242-698 0557

Membership Information

Founded in 1986

150 Members in 2013


2 employees and 30 volunteers

Member of IDF since 1997




The Bahamas Diabetic Association was established in March 1986. It’s founding members established its humble beginnings as a result of the hard work and unwavering efforts of Mrs. Diana Pinder and Mrs. Ethel Knowles whose daughters developed diabetes at the age of seven.
The first meeting was held in Mrs. Pinder's backyard with a few persons who were interested in helping each other learn more on diabetes. Luckily Dr. Cecile Bethel was one of the attendees at that first meeting and instead he carried the vision beyond the establishment of a support group and drew up a constitution establishing the formation of BDA.


Main Focus

To educate and give moral support to persons with diabetes and their family.



As a part of the BDA’s efforts to educate the public about diabetes, a monthly meeting along with a bi-monthly newsletter is produced and circulated throughout the Bahamas to various medical clinics.


Message from the President

Mr Eugene Thurston 



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