Number of members
Ricanaustraat 51, Paramaribo, Suriname


The Diabetes Association Suriname (DVS) was established on October 29, 2004.

DVS was founded in order to promote a lifestyle focused on prevention of diabetes, raise awareness of the importance of early detection, represent the interests of people with diabetes in all aspects, including: medical, social, societal and socio-economically as well as stimulate contact between people with diabetes.

Main Focus

  • To help promoting diabetes care and prevention to the community by addressing diabetes complications and information about nutrition, exercise as well for a healthy lifestyle
  • To improve the conditions of people with diabetes (screenings)
  • To assist the community country wide
  • to contribute to the dissemination of knowledge and information about DM and living with DM

Message from the President

We are a member of the IDF because we are the diabetes association for and by people with diabetes. The IDF is the umbrella organisation. As a third world country we benefit from their activities and guidelines.”