The Burundian Diabetes Association was founded in 2005. It aims to:
- Encourage the population to get screened for type 2 diabetes
- Inform the public of the factors of risk of diabetes as well as accessibility with medical examinations and care
- Inform, educate and sensitize the population in general on the misdeeds and the damage caused by diabetes
- Evaluate and improve knowledge of the population in general on the extent of diabetes.
- Promote primary prevention of type 2 diabetes.