The Faridpur Diabetic Association is a non-profit voluntary socio-medical organization. It is run by an elected committee. It was established at the initiative of late Dr. Mohammad Zahed and a group of social workers, philanthropist, physicians and professors. The Association started an out-patient clinic in 1985, established 25 bed indoor hospital in 2000 which over the years now has turned into 500 bed Hospital. The Association also established Nursing Institute in 2005 and a Medical College in 2009.
Faridpur Diabetic Association has been running
- 500-bed Diabetes and Multi-disciplinary Hospital.
- Diabetic Association Medical College.
- Diabetic Association Nursing Institute.
The Association is rendering preventive, curative and rehabilitative services to the people with diabetes and other diseases.
- No person with diabetes should die untreated.
- Insulin Bank (a) Provision of free insulin to poor patients and (b) Available insulin to other type 1 diabetics.
- Prevention of diabetes and diabetic complications.
- Diabetic education to patients off all ages, families, carers and to everybody.
- Awareness on healthy lifestyle, physical activities, healthy diets, health education.
- Works on awareness, motivation, education, early detection, up-date treatment and proper medicare, prevention of devastating complications etc.
- Provides laboratory services for diagnosis and teachings.
- Provide total healthcare including rehabilitation for all diabetics irrespective of gender, age, economic and social status.
- Shares experiences and knowledge in discharging its commitment to the people of the area with the Diabetic Association of Bangladesh and IDF.
- Provides clinical and hospital service both outdoor and indoor and acquired wide applause particularly to diabetes, others non-communicable diseases and in other field of general health care.
- Medical College and Nursing Institute creating physicians and nurses who are competent, commited, casing and willing to serve.
Diabetes Awareness and Education program
Diabetes Awareness and Education program conducted in the hospital centre and also everywhere in urban, slum and rural areas. Diabetologist, physicians, educators, nutritionists, nurses, social workers etc. take part to educate and aware the general public and patients with diabetes through lectures, workshop, leaflets, posters, printing and electronic media on regular basis. They give prime importance on effective lifestyle modification, intake of healthy proper diet, increase of physical activities or exercise, modest weight loss and maintenance of ideal BMI. They give prime importance on discipline, diets, drugs, education on diabetes and insulin etc. During these activities on diabetes works other non-communicable disease are also emphasized.
Prevention of Diabetes and its complications:
Special days like World Diabetes Day, Diabetes Awareness Day, Diabetes Service Day, World Heart Day, World Hypertension Day and other health related Days are observed to prevent diabetes, its complications and other non-communicable diseases through lectures, discussion, awareness materials, rally, media program on prevention, management and control.
Diabetes foot care and prevention
Diabetes foot care and prevention of amputation along with diabetes care, prevention of its complication is given vital importance.
The 500 bed Hospital has been providing services to both diabetic and non-diabetic patients Around 1200 outdoor patients attend daily. In the year 2022-2023 number of patients visit is 8,97,480, of which 1,79,230 is diabetic who receives free medical services. Discussion on diabetes (no of classes) is 294 and teaching on insulin and related issues to 5,450 insulin dependent patients, besides dietary advice to 9,508 patients. Bed occupancy in the year is 93.03%. 31% patients treated free of cost (poor patients). The Association provides free insulin to all registered diabetic patients up to the age of 22 years and poor diabetic patients of all ages. Number of test/investigation performed in the year 2022-23 is 5,24,245.
Implemented Mobile Medical Camps
Implemented Mobile Medical Camps in different areas even in rural & slum area through blood glucose screening program and medicare services run by the day.
Diabetic Association Medical College with seventy students in each session offering Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) course under the University of Dhaka.
Diabetic Association Nursing Institute with forty students in each session offering Diploma in Nursing Scince and Midwifery course under Nursing Council of Bangladesh.
Message from the President
We live in illiteracy, unemployment, carelessness about personal health care, inability to bear the expenses of life-long disease diabetes leads to irregular and inefficient treatment. All these sequence leads to form a vicious circle finally to throw patient out of the ring to a deep ditch of dismay and bunch of complications of vita organs of the body causing intolerable miseries and premature deaths of patients.
Faridpur diabetic Association, a non-profit voluntary socio-medical organization was established is 1983 at the initiation of the group of social workers, professors, volunteers and philanthropists to save the human race from the disastrous claws of monster-the diabetics as the silent killer. The Association got the affiliation of Diabetic Association of Bangladesh in 1985 and started an out patient clinic in 1985 and over the years has turned into a 500 bedded Faridpur Diabetic Association Medical College Hospital. The Association has also established a Nursing Training Institute providing Diploma course in nursing and to a Faridpur Diabetic Association Medical college.
From the onset this center is providing health care services to diabetic patients at a subsidized rate or free cost. By now the comprehensive health care delivery to a good number of diabetic patients-all over this region of country is provided through this 500 bedded Faridpur Diabetic Association Medical College Hospital. The Hospital also provides services to non-diabetic patients through indoor and outdoor facilities. The Hospital has diagnostic facilities and laboratory services.
About 1200 patients from distant places are receiving health care services from out patient department besides 500 bed indoor department. The Association provides & health related staff, Social welfare staff, nutritionist, health educator besides other staff. The social welfare department of the Association give special attention to the marginal and vulnerable groups.
Faridpur Diabetic Association is creating awareness regarding diabetes and its complications through formal and informal education. So that the valnerable and high risk population get information about its management facilities. The Association is increasing diabetes health care services providing training to doctors, health personel, Social workers so that they can serve grass-root diabetic patients. Faridpur Diabetic Association is also improving human resource development providing training in the field of diabetes through this diabetic hospital.
In a poor country like Bangladesh, health infrastructure is underdeveloped and at embryonic stage, moreover people with lower socio-economic status do not have accessibility, affordability or availability of modern treatments though they frequently suffer from different complications arisen from diabetes.
Intangible costs of diabetes have the greatest impact on the lives of people with diabetes and their families. These costs include stress, pain and anxiety, which are associated with loss of quality of life due to diabetic complications and the complexity of treating their diabetes.
The prevalence of diabetes has reached epidemic proportions. Diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate globally.