IDF member since
Number of members
Postbus 470, 3830 AM Leusden, The Netherlands


The Dutch Diabetes Association – Diabetesvereniging Nederland -tries to improve the lives of all people with diabetes in The Netherlands.

Main Focus

  • To provide information and support to help people manage their diabetes
  • To provide advice on national diabetes topics
  • To make the voice of people with diabetes count in discussions with government, health care and health insurance companies
  • To improve diabetes care


Some of their key activities include:

To provide information concerning living with diabetes via our magazine Diabc, our websites and social media.

To answer questions concerning living with diabetes via telephone or e-mail.

To develop useful products and services for people with diabetes, like our webshop with diabetes devices or the Diabetes Zorgwijzer, a guide to better diabetes care. It tells you what good diabetes care means, what you can expect from your healthcare team and what your own responsibilities are.

To stand up for the collective and individual interests of our members.

Message from the President

Ms Margreeth Smilde “The voice of people with diabetes is important when talking about improvement of diabetes care.”