Diabetes Fiji Inc. was formed and registered as a Charitable Trust in July 2012. It was founded to fill the vacuum, which had existed after the demise of its predecessor, the National Diabetes Foundation of Fiji, which was established in 1981.
DFI is a member of International Diabetes Federation (IDF), whose mission is to promote diabetes care, prevention and cure worldwide. The Federation is engaged in action to tackle diabetes from local to global levels- from programs at community level to worldwide awareness and advocacy initiatives.
Our close affiliation with the World Diabetes Foundation greatly assisted us with the FootCare Project from 2013 to 2019, whereby DFI was able to provide training to Doctors, Nurses, Physiotherapists and Dietitians to focus their efforts on the Diabetic Foot. This training has also been expanded to include the other Pacific Islands who also suffer from the escalation of Diabetes.