Federacion Mexicana de Diabetes was established in Nuevo León, Monterrey in 1988.
The Mexican Diabetes Federation (Federacion Mexicana de Diabetes - FMD) is a civil association that represents the interests of people with this condition.FMD has associations in different locations in Mexico, where patient care is provided both in the field of health and in the support and help.To accomplish this, we gather a group of people who live with diabetes and those who are linked to it directly or indirectly, such as physicians, health professionals, family and anyone who is interested in the subject.
By creating awareness among people about diabetes, we strengthen the knowledge about diabetes which encourages the diagnosis, as well as the support for those who live with this health disorder.Furthermore, the orientation of the patients reduces the probability to develop early and late complications of this disease. The main focus in which the FMD has worked for decades is the diabetes education, in the benefit of patients and their families.Today, education in this area is advancing rapidly in México, thanks to the effort that the FMD and its subsidiaries have been giving to this issue.
To promote diabetes education aimed at people with this condition of life, general population and health professionals, in order to make timely diagnoses, prevent new cases and complications of Diabetes Mellitus.
World Diabetes Day: on November 14th the Federación Mexicana de Diabetes, A.C. (FMD) with their allies is going to raise awareness of diabetes by lighting in blue 20 iconic buildings and sites all over our country. They will also promote the blue circle on their website, twitter and facebook, and at the same time, organize a human blue circle in an event on Mexico city, in which hey will provide information about diabetes to children and adults. Other important action is to encourage personalities to talk about diabetes and to use the pin of the blue circle in their clothes, as well as in their twitter and facebook profiles. It’s also important to add the media to the efforts, so FMD will organize a press conference and several press releases about preventing and controlling diabetes.
Message from the President
Mr Arturo Martinez "Diabetes is one of the biggest challenges humanity has ever faced,because every day, more people develop it or are at risk of developing it. Therefore, it’s crucial that we undertake joint actions that allow us to address this global public health problem.
To achieve this, it’s necessary that governments, private companies, local health agencies, international NGOs and every one of us commit to take concrete and effective actions that allow us to prevent and control diabetes."