South East Asia Diabetes Foundation
(Founded by Dr. Prof. Amit Varma)
South East Asia Diabetes Foundation is an organization functioning for the Diabetes care under UDAAN. UDAAN is a society working for the Diabetes care and education and is registered under the Societies Registration Act, XXI of 1860 by the Registrar of Societies vide Certificate no. 236/2006/2007/22865D/1155
South East Asian Diabetes Foundation has been established to fight the consequences of diabetes and to help those who are affected by the disease. The Association aims to fund the research, cure and prevent diabetes; delivers services to the communities, provide information to both the communities and caregivers and abreast them with the latest. It has been long realized that the south-east Asian countries share a common environment, almost similar lifestyle and environment. They have their own systems of indigenous Medicine which is ages old. There is a need for the clinicians from these countries to come closer, share their skills and knowledge and help applying them to the communities. Such an association would encourage development of resources to contain the disease.
Further, the aim of the organization would not just to deliver information, but also to work at the grass root level to reach the most under privileged in the community. The programs would be based on the common consensus of the members within the framework of the international laws.
It has been long observed that India has been labeled as the Diabetes Capital of the world with the highest number of Diabetics residing in the country next to China. The South East Asian Countries fall in the same socioeconomic zone a body which would be a unit of Udaan Foundation and would function under the complete control of “UDAAN” Foundation. The Executive body of Udaan foundation would have administrative, financial and other controls as deemed necessary.
It has been long observed that India has been labeled as the Diabetes Capital of the world with the highest number of Diabetics residing in the country next to China. The South East Asian Countries fall in the same socioeconomic zone where changing lifestyles from traditional to westernized has created an epidemic of Diabetes in these countries also. Practically entire south-east Asian region has many common characteristics in terms of genotype and phenotype which affect the outcome of sustained hyperglycemia. Barring a few exceptions, health care set up in these countries is similar in many aspects with a large public sector and private sector catering to populations belonging to different socioeconomic strata. The prevalence of different traditional systems of medicine also complicates health care delivery which requires more research and needs to be considered in comprehensive diabetes care. An exchange of information regarding strategies, treatments and healthcare outcomes between neighbours is required. This society desires to bring together participants involved in management of Diabetes across man made boundaries to the common goal of minimizing the sufferings of mankind by sharing of information, learning from experiences of peers and active research on various aspects of management of diabetes.
Besides, this region have got their own traditional systems of healthcare since ages. This wealth of experience needs to be explored further to make it a part of mainstream health system based on reasonable evidence.
- SEADFCON-2016 on 26th November, 2016
- Poster presentation on 26.11.2016
- Executive board meeting on 25.11.2016