Diabetes Malaysia (DM)
In 1981, a group of medical people formed Persatuan Diabetes Malaysia or Malaysian Diabetes Association (PDM) and had it registered as a non-governmental organization with the Registrar of Societies on 16th June 1983. PDM is currently known as Diabetes Malaysia (DM) with effect from 2013. DM currently has 14 state and 41 district branches with a total membership of 15,915 as of 2013.
Diabetes Malaysia Activities
Diabetes Malaysia (DM) organizes seminars and camps for people (adults and children) with diabetes. It assists poor and needy children and eligible adults with free meters, strips, lancets and needles to monitor their diabetes apart from organizing talks and diabetes screening in rural and urban areas. It also assists in organizing talks and health screening in companies and organizations and secondary schools and tertiary institutes upon request. It publishes information on diabetes related matters in the DM’s newsletter and website and distributes pamphlets on diabetes and assists in diabetes support group activities.
DM also organizes conferences and workshops for its members and health care professionals. Participants are expected to impart the knowledge gained to patients, their family members and others with the ultimate objective of improving the standard of patient care in Malaysia.