Samtök Sykursjukra

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Hátún 10B
105 Reykjavík
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Samtök Sykursjukra was founded in 1971 as a collaboration between a group of people with diabetes, their friends and families and the then chief physician of the diabetes clinic at the University Hospital of Iceland.

Main Focus

  • Advocate for people with diabetes and speak on their behalf to government bodies
  • Publish educational material for people with diabetes, health professionals and the public
  • Maintain a wide variety of social and educational activities for our members


  • Educational meetings, conferences, plenary sessions etc, for our members and all others interested
  • Social gatherings; exercise group; day trips and whatever else we can think of to strengthen the bond between our members
  • Publications and and their dissemination as widely as possible

Publications & Newsletters

  • Annual magazine, Jafnvægi, published every year in November, around World Diabetes Day
  • Bi-monthly newsletter announcing our meetings and other activities
  • A wide range of educational material; booklets, pamphlets, DVD´s etc, available free of charge for anyone interested
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