Since 1972, there were several independent groups of health care professionals and people with diabetes in several cities in Indonesia with certain activities on diabetes education and diabetes care. In 1986, they decided to merge as a national organisation. These groups of people founded Persatuan Diabetes Indonesia (Indonesia Diabetes Association) as a non-profit, non governmental organisation.
The Association at this moment has 10 Regions, 106 Chapters, and 200 Units/Hospitals all over Indonesia.
Leading the fight against diabetes in Indonesia
To promote diabetes care through awareness, prevention, education and management
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
PERSADIA 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.
Regions and Chapters organize every year National Diabetes Meetings and Workshop as part of the continuing medical education programme for health care professionals.
PERSADIA organizes the World Diabetes Day Celebrations jointly with the Regions and Chapters . The activities included Diabetes Walks, exhibitions, health screening, counseling and games.
PERSADIA members routinely meet every week doing diabetes gymnastics in units/groups in their respective areas.
Message from the President
Prof Sidartawan Soegondo "We are proud to be part of the IDF because we are able to share our activities, problems, experience and scientific needs with other member countries. We are understaffed and no sufficient health providers in the field of diabetes but still trying hard to be part of the world activities organized by the IDF".