Formerly called the Kenya Diabetes Association (KDA), the association was first registered in 1972 by the late Dr. Eric Mngola. A change of name and new registration was necessitated in March, 2010 leading to the birth of Diabetes Kenya Association (DK) on 11th March 2010. Diabetes Kenya’s day-to-day affairs are managed by a volunteer team of duly elected National Executive Committee officials.
The association works closely with the Ministry of Health, global and major local pharmaceutical companies as well as corporate sponsors who have already awoken to the devastating effects of diabetes and other non-communicable diseases; mainly cardiovascular diseases, cancers and chronic respiratory diseases. They have made diabetes education and prevention a major part of their corporate social responsibility programmes.
• Diabetes Education • Diabetes Screening
Diabetes Kenya is commited to improving the health of all Kenyans especially with those living with Diabetes by providing a high standard of Diabetes education and care, implementing prevention and advocacy while embracing strategic partnerships and research.
Vision Statement :
A Diabetes Free Kenya "An Anchor of Hope" against the rising tide of the diabetes epidemic in Kenya
Diabetes Kenya Association rolls out a yearly calendar of events which involves free blood sugar screening, educational and prevention camps as well as other diabetes related activities to bring to light the diabetes epidemic in our country. Diabetes education is important and accounts for 50% of diabetes treatment. The association also organises training workshops for patients and health care professionals.
They link people with diabetes to resource and supply centres, for resources at discounted rates.