The Diabetes Vereniging Suriname (DVS) was created on October 29, 2004 by Mr. H. Pollack, who served as chairman until August 2010. He was succeeded Mr. N.J. Veira.
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.
- 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
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.”