Diabetes Foundation Mauritius

Diabetes Foundation Mauritius (DFM) is a voluntary and active Non-Governmental Organisation created in April 2006 and registered with the Registrar of Associations on 11 April 2007. The Registration Number is 9820. DFM is also enrolled on the list of Approved NGO by the National Corporate Social Responsibility Committee (CSR) and bear the Accreditation Number NCSRF/2017/0327.


Hidden Epidemic

Diabetes is affecting more than 425 million people throughout all countries and it is estimated that this will rise to 629 million by the year 2045.

Surveys and Studies

23% of the Mauritian population aged 25 to 74 years have diabetes and another 19% within the same age group are pre-diabetics

According to WHO

The World Health Organization recognizes diabetes as the hidden epidemic which has taken an alarming proportion worldwide.


Conference on Diabetes and Associated Diseases (21 - 23 October 2019)

Diabetes Foundation Mauritius, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Quality of Life, Mauritius, the World Community on Prevention of Diabetes Foundation, Spain and the South African medical Research Council is organizing a Conference on Diabetes and Associated Diseases from 21 to 23 October 2019 in Mauritius.

Eminent Professors, Diabetologists, Cardiologists, Researchers, and Epidemiologists, amongst others, will facilitate the Conference through Lectures, Case Studies and Presentations of Research Work carried out on diabetes. Some 300 participants from Mauritius and abroad are expected to attend this important Conference. A draft Programme for the Conference is attached herewith.



The universal understanding of diabetes and its complications in the Mauritian population


  • To collaborate and assist government, NGOs and international organizations in the implementation of diabetes-related programmes.
  • To provide assistance and support to individuals affected by diabetes as well as to their families.
  • To create awareness and organize prevention campaigns aiming at reducing the level of diabetes in the population
  • To reverse the incidence and subsequently the prevalence rates of the disease.
  • To support all programmes aiming at improving quality of life and changing of lifestyles.

History - DFM

Mauritius is known to have a high prevalence of diabetes and pre-diabetes (about 50% of the Mauritian population), and there is an urgent need for a structured, organized and committed the organization to be on the field to respond to the needs of these people.

Most of the DFM members are active health care providers at different levels from consultants to healthcare assistants and have to be empowered to serve the population, in particular persons with diabetes.