FAND- Associazione Italiana Diabetici - was founded in 1982 by Doctor Roberto Lombardi. The institution, based on voluntary activities, engages about 100 local FAND member associations.
To assist people with diabetes in terms of moral, legal and social protection. These support services are in line with the objectives proposed by the Italian law paragraph 115/87 which now is an integrated part of the National Health Care Strategy of Italy.
To contact and to coordinate health centres and health care professionals in the field of diabetes
To provide patient services such as legal and social assistance
To promote the local FAND associations and diabetes care centres
To raise awareness by promoting various information on diabetes