In 1981, a group of doctors and individuals wanted to set up an organisation with the aim of providing social services to people with diabetes and establish a centre for dissemination of information on diabetes. This group of people founded Persatuan Diabetis Malaysia (Malaysian Diabetes Association) as a non-profit, non governmental organisation, registered in 1983 under the societies Act 1966.
The Association changed its name in 2013 to Diabetes Malaysia. The Association has 14 State Branches and 41 District Branches.
We lead the fight against diabetes in Malaysia
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
DM HQ and State and District Braches 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.
DM HQ and many Branches makes available glucometers, test strips, lancets, needles etc to its members at reasonable prices.
DMHQ organizes every year the National Diabetes Conference and Workshop as part of the continuing medical education programme for the health care professionals.
DM HQ organizes the World Diabetes Day Celebrations jointly with the State Branches on a rotation basis. The activities included aerobics, 10,000 steps, exhibition, health screening, counseling and games for children. The State and District Branches organize similar activities at the respective places. In conjunction with WDD, the KL Tower was light up in blue.
Publications & Newsletters
DM publishes once a year the Berita Kontrol / Newsletter (40 - 44 pages in two Languages) for distribution to members of the Association. It is available on our website. They have also published a book on Diet and Diabetes and a booklet on Information Guide- Diabetes in Schools.
Message from the President
Prof. Ikram Shah Ismail "As a member of International Diabetes Federation, we have attended many IDF Congresses at the World and Regional levels and in the process have immensely benefited from the sharing of experiences, acquiring of knowledge and receiving materials from various sources so important in the fight against diabetes."