About DAN
An Overview

Foundation 26 years ago in Benin, Edo State the DAN now has chapters in every State of the federation. It is made up of people with diabetes and careers of people with diabetes. The current president of DAN Prof. A.E Ohwovoriole is the Head , endocrine and metabolism unit of the department of Medicine, CMUL/LUTH. He is on secondment to the Delta state University where he is the Provost of the college of medicine. He is on his second term of office. He took over from Dr. Borodo of Kano state. The association has had many experienced people in change over the years who continue to inspire members. Some of them are Prof. T. Johnson, Prof Onyemelukwe, the late Prof. J. A. Kuti, Chief (Dr.) Sonny Kuku and a host of others. The association is affiliated on the international scene with the international Diabetes Federation. The association has cordial relationship with other professional bodies like the Nigerian society of endocrinology & Metabolism NSEM (www.nsem.org) , the Nigerian chapter of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists(www.aace.com and www.aacenigeria.com), the Nutrition society of Nigeria. Society for Diabetes Educator of Nigeria and several other bodies.


ACTIVITIES
 

State level: monthly meeting in different Government / private secondary medical centre. Annual screening programmes for diabetes in the community.
Monthly guest lectures.
1. National level: annual General meetings
2. Annual scientific Conference
3. Update courses
4. Stake holders meeting

International Level: IDF congresses every 3 years, the present one is for capetown, south African, December 3rd – 7th 2006

FUNCTIONS

DAN helps to promote the physical and mental well being of the person with diabetes, their families and their careers.

Membership: it is open to all Nigerians with diabetes, health care providers for people with diabetes and other interested people. Annual dues are (N)1,000.00 per person and (N)10,000 per state chapter. Corporate membership attracts (N)50,000.00 individual life membership is (N)20,000.00
 
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2006 Diabetes Association of Nigeria