Diabetes Malaysia


Organizational Information

No.2 Lorong 11/4E
46200 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel +60-3-79574062
Website: www.diabetes.org.my

Membership Information

Founded in 1981

13172 Members in 2016


2 employees and 30 volunteers

Member of IDF since 1985




In 1981, a group of doctors and individuals wanted to set up an organisation with the aim of providing social services to people with diabetes and establish a centre for dissemination of information on diabetes. This group of people founded Persatuan Diabetis Malaysia (Malaysian Diabetes Association) as a non-profit, non governmental organisation, registered in 1983 under the societies Act 1966. 

The Association changed its name in 2013 to Diabetes Malaysia. The Association has 14 State Branches and 41 District Branches.

Vision - We lead the fight against diabetes in Malaysia

Mission - To promote diabetes care through awareness, prevention, education and management

Main Focus

  • To provide for the benefit of and to be of service to all people with diabetes and others interested in diabetes
  • To raise funds to provide assistance to poor and needy children and eligible adults to better control their diabetes
  • To organize and participate in conferences, seminars, forums, camps, courses, exhibitions and workshops
  • To compile, print, publish and distribute printed materials on diabetes and related fields


  • DM HQ and State and District Braches organize activities, such as talks, seminars health screening, camps and counseling to help the people with diabetes and the public to increase the awareness of diabetes.
  • DM HQ and many Branches makes available glucometers, test strips, lancets, needles etc to its members at reasonable prices.
  • DMHQ organizes every year the National Diabetes Conference and Workshop as part of the continuing medical education programme for the health care professionals.
  • DM HQ organizes the World Diabetes Day Celebrations jointly with the State Branches on a rotation basis. The activities included aerobics, 10,000 steps, exhibition, health screening, counseling and games for children. The State and District Branches organize similar activities at the respective places. In conjunction with WDD, the KL Tower was light up in blue.

Young Leaders in Diabetes

Mohamad and Nurul represent the Diabetes Malaysia in the Young Leaders in Diabetes Programme (YLD).

Read more about them and about the YLD programme here

Publications & Newsletters

DM publishes once a year the Berita Kontrol / Newsletter (40 - 44 pages in two Languages) for distribution to members of the Association. It is available on our website. They have also published a book on Diet and Diabetes and a booklet on Information Guide- Diabetes in Schools. 

Read their 2012 Annual Report


Message from the President

Prof. Ikram Shah Ismail "As a member of International Diabetes Federation, we have attended many IDF Congresses at the World and Regional levels and in the process have immensely benefited from the sharing of experiences, acquiring of knowledge and receiving materials from various sources so important  in the fight against diabetes."


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