Diabetic Association of Bangladesh

Organizational Information

122 Kazi Nazrul Islam avenue
Dhaka 1000
Tel +880 296 777 72

E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.dab-bd.org

Membership Information

Founded in 1956

20041 Members in 2016



4500 employees and over 350 volunteers

Member of IDF since 1959




The Diabetic Association of Bangladesh was established on 28 February 1956 in Dhaka at the initiative of the late National Professor Dr M Ibrahim (1911-1989) and a group of social workers, philanthropists, physicians and civil servants. The Association started an out-patient clinic in 1957 in a small semipermanent structure of about 380 sq ft at Segun Bagicha, Dhaka. Over the years, the clinic has turned into a diabetes care and research complex at Shahbag, Dhaka, which, after the demise of Prof M Ibrahim in 1989, has been renamed as the Ibrahim Memorial Diabetes Centre. 

Main Focus

  • Provide total healthcare including rehabilitation for all diabetics irrespective of gender, economic and social status through different institutions of Diabetic Associations of Bangladesh.
  • Expand these services to provide affordable BADAS healthcare for all Bangladeshi through self-sustaining centres of excellence.
  • Create specialized quality manpower (Physician, Technicians, Nurses and other related) of high ethical standards for manning these institutions and for the country.
  • Develop leadership in healthcare through dedicated and transparent management system
  • Develop industries for manufacturing quality medicines and healthcare products. 


Learn more here about activities organised by the Association for World Diabetes Day.

Diabetes Education Program: Diabetic Education Program is conduct by Honorary Physicians (Diabetologists). They give the scientific lecture for effective lifestyle modification for primary prevention of diabetes to modifying the modifiable risk factors through simple intervention of life style modification specially. 

  • Modest weight loss 
  • increase physical activity /exercise among the emolyees at organisation in divided group in Several Lecture.

A colorful diabetes guide book for primay prevention of Diabetes and NCDs in Bengali was pubished and distributed to each participants which is helpful for them to adopt fife style modification and to reduce the prevalent of Type-2 DM & NCDs. 

Prevention of Diabetes and Its Complications: The preventive campaigns in 2011-12 were conducted in the form of observance of Special Days in various places of the country, media programs, publication of awareness materials as well as diabetes/health magazines, educational classes. discussion programs on prevention, management and control and dissemination seminars. Special emphasis has been given on diet and nutritional needs.A full length feature film titled " Dui Beayier Kirti“ made for creating awareness about diabetes is going to be released soon throughout the country in cinema halls.

Young Leaders in Diabetes

Samin and Shyam represent the Diabetic Association of Bangladesh in the Young Leaders in Diabetes Programme (YLD).

Read more about them and about the YLD programme here

Message from the President

Dr. Ahmed Razee "As a member of IDF, we express solidarity with the vision and mission of IDF in creating global awareness, fight NCD in general and diabetes in particular. We get more training opportunities and exposure, recent updates about diabetes and networking"


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