The Sudanese Diabetes Association was established in 1989, affiliated with International Diabetes Federation (IDF) in 1994. SUDA trying to provide useful and up to date information that will help patients understand the reality of diabetes, ways of living with it and abidance with proper care.
SUDA goal is to establish and promote awareness of diabetes and its prevention throughout the population, and its mission is to raise the capacity of the health professionals and persons with diabetes, and to encourage healthy lifestyle adaptations which will help reducing the risks factors. SUDA support the joint working
with stakeholders to improve the health care for affected people and reduce complications. It has an important role to discuss and coordinate diabetes care with all other Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) at national and regional levels, and it is supporting initiatives to strengthen PHC services.
Partnership: SUDA has established networks and partnerships with Ministry of Health, Federal Ministry, Ministry of Youth and Sport, World Health Organization, Childhood Diabetes Association, Diabetes Programs Promotion Organization, Diabetes Care Organization, Civil Societies, universities and pharmaceutical companies.
Care and support:
SUDA provide information, advice and peer support, so people with diabetes can manage their condition effectively. Its services are also available to family members, friends and carers so they can support those with the condition.
SUDA is one of the funders of diabetes research in Sudan, it supports pioneering research into cause and prevention, improving care and treatment, and working towards finding a cure.
SUDA working hard to help stem the rising tide of diabetes by raising awareness of the risk factors associated with developing the condition, and by encouraging people to eat a balanced diet, maintain a healthy weight and take part in regular physical activity.
SUDA campaigns with and for people with diabetes to ensure that everyone affected by the condition gets access to the best treatment and standards of care. This is every person’s right, irrespective of their age, ethnic group, postcode, or type of diabetes.
The Sudanese Diabetes Association target all general physicians, diabetologists and endocrinologists as well as dietitians and diabetic educators.
SUDA also encourage junior staff, registrars and house-officers to attend as they are the first line who come in contact with patients. They should at least know the basics of managing diabetes and dealing with different situations.
Round the table discussions are important and useful in that we meet physicians coming from abroad; discuss different options in practice considering the different ethnic background.
SUDA consider this a chance to get together with our colleagues, discuss and share experience and opinion.
SUDA activities are sponsored by a number of companies with no pharmacist companies Interest.
SUDA have done a lot of works on Diabetes and Ramadan this year. They started four months before Ramadan by several meetings to enlighten general physicians on the topic.
SUDA has made an agreed Position Statement on the issue and designed handouts and guides for both physicians and patients to assist them during Ramadan.
Message from the President
Prof. Abdelazim Kaballow “As a member of IDF, we are able to participate in the largest global network of diabetes organizations dedicated to achieve progress for people with diabetes. And we have the opportunity of having access to the Diabetes community and exchange knowledge and experience with others. I think it is worth being part of the IDF in the past, present and the future.
We are facing big challenges to prevent and control Diabetes in our societies. Today Diabetes is one of the most common non-communicable diseases in the world; it is the fourth or fifth leading cause of death in most high- income countries.
It is a major economic burden at all levels from person, through families and societies to countries and entire nations.
With effective prevention and management programs, we can reduce the prevalence of diabetes and its burden.
With our joint efforts, we can achieve a better health for all”.