Our activities

what we do

WHAT DO WE DO

1.Uganda Diabetes Association(UDA) helps people manage their diabetes effectively by providing information, advice and support through

  • Advocacy services: giving people with diabetes information to help them understand their rights and entitlements.
  • Information service: providing in print and online covering all aspects of diabetes to help people with diabetes, family members and friends. We also provide specialized information for health care workers.
  • Networking: helping people with diabetes across Uganda to network through telephone and online peer support. This helps to give confidence and morale to people living with diabetes.
  • Support events for children and their families: providing a relaxed and fair environment in which children and young people with diabetes and their families get together, share experiences and receive advice from our counselors, healthy educators or volunteer health care professionals

2. UDA campaigns with people with diabetes and with health care professionals to improve the quality of diabetes care in Uganda. 3. We conduct or facilitate diabetes care related research in the country.

4. UDA conducts risk assessment, early diagnosis and mitigation of pre-diabetes through health life style choices.

5. We support health care professionals involved in the care of people living with diabetes.

 

Upcoming events

 

Ongoing Activities

  • Health workers conference on Gestational Diabetes and Diabetes Foot on 10th November 2017 at Hotel Africana.
  • Patients Symposium on Foot care and self-monitoring of blood sugar at Mengo Hospital Play ground on 13th November 2017.
  • National World Diabetes Day celebrations on 14th November 2017 themed “Women and Diabetes’’.
  • Launch of UDA strategic plan on 14th November 2017.
  • World Diabetes Congress in Abu Dhabi December 2017.
  • UDA patients self-care SMS project 2018.
  • UDA patients self -care app project 2018.
  • Health workers’ capacity enhancement drive 2018.
  • Gestational Diabetes  in Central Uganda Project funded by World Diabetes Foundation through Danish Family Planning Association and Reproductive Health Uganda. Study sites Luwero and Mengo Hospital.

           Over 8000 women have so far been screened for Gestational                                       Diabetes.