The Norwegian Diabetes Association is a voluntary, independent organization. It was founded in 1948 with the objective of serving people with diabetes and others that has an interest in the subject/disease. Today, the organization is located all across Norway with 150 offices and more than 40.000 registered members.
The Norwegian Diabetes Association is a member of the International Diabetes Federation (IDF).
Diabetes in Norway
Of Norway's 4.9 million inhabitants, there are approximately 375 000 people with diabetes. 25 000 of these have type 1-diabetes (insulin dependent diabetes). The rest have type 2-diabetes, and about half of them are undiagnosed.
Postboks 6442, Etterstad
N- 0605 Oslo
Telephone: +47 23 05 18 00
Fax: +47 23 05 18 01
The principal objectives of The Norwegian Diabetes Association:
- Persons with diabetes should neither have their lifespan shortened, nor the quality of their life reduced as a consequence of their disease.
- To stimulate medical research, so that some time in the future we may be able to cure and prevent diabetes.
The Norwegian Diabetes Association tries to be a competence centre for knowledge about diabetes, learning, information and research.
In our organizational political work, we attach great importance to efficacious enthusiasm in the politics of health and social welfare, and seek to do this in close cooperation with health care providers and public authorities. All parts of the organization work to spread information about diabetes and offer help on learning how to manage diabetes.