IDF member since
Number of members
PO Box 11871, Suva, Fiji


Diabetes Fiji was previously called the National Diabetes Foundation of Fiji, which was established in 1981 and became a member of IDF in 1983.

Diabetes Fiji Incorporated was registered as a Charitable Trust in July 2012 and the name change is endorsed by the Ministry of Health, Fiji and IDF.

Main Focus

  • To encourage policy makers at the highest level to help create conducive environments for controlling Diabetes
  • To empower people with diabetes or at risk of diabetes with knowledge and other resources to manage/ control their conditions
  • To create awareness amongst care givers, relatives, friends and community to provide the needed support for people with diabetes.
  • To strengthen health care systems to provide appropriate, affordable and sustainable services to people with diabetes.
  • To educate communities on risk factors and advocate for healthier lifestyles to reduce the prevalence of diabetes
  • To act as an advocate for the General Diabetes Community


Since its registration, Diabetes Fiji has achieved the following:

  • Establishing the 3 Divisional Branches
  • Successfully applying for and getting approval for a 3 year project to improve footcare in Diabetics from WDF. This program starts in August 2013 and looks at capacity building in the health professional and the diabetic communities on footcare.
  • Participating in the IDF-WPR Annual Scientific Meeting in Kyoto, Japan with 7 members. This international exposure has been a most meaningful experience for all participants.
  • Succeeded in applying for and approval for the Lautoka Diabetes Hub to be declared as an IDF-WPR dedicated footcare clinic.
  • Participating in the production of a comprehensive Diabetes Management Guidelines for Fiji.

Screening Programmes:

Screening programs are organised with the diabetes hubs. Diabetes Fiji facilitates this through provision of consumables and providing personnel for workstations.

Message from the President

As a member of IDF, we have been able to access opportunities and networks which will facilitate Diabetes Fiji realise its goals. We are still in our infancy but we now have a cohesive group of proponents who are working tirelessly to achieve the desired goals”