Diabetes Society of Maldives (DSM) was established on 26th April 2000 (previously known as Diabetes and Cancer Society of Maldives) and became a member of International Diabetes Federation in 2003, with the aim of creating awareness among the public on diabetes and to emphasize the importance of prevention of diabetes to help patients lead a normal life with their illness.
DSM acts as a centre of information on diabetes by educating the society through screening programmes, presentation, consultation and health Education. In addition, DSM also works to improve diabetes care throughout the country.
- To generate awareness about diabetes among the general public and patients of the diseases and to emphasise the importance of prevention
- To help patients lead a normal life with their illnesses.
- To improve diabetes care throughout the country.
- To act as a centre of information on diabetes.
DSM carries out health education and screening sessions as part of their ongoing awareness programme. This program includes Blood Glucose testing, consultations by Doctors and Nurses; BMI calculations and Body fat % calculations with advice on diet and exercise and Identifying the risk population for Diabetes. This programme is being conducted in islands/Atolls, schools, offices and resorts.