Who we are, What we do and Why.
Here at Diabetes Association of Trinidad & Tobago, we see the value in everyone. We want to be a catalyst for positive change, and since our beginnings in 1989, we’ve been driven by the same ideas we initially founded our Non-Profit Organization upon: Education, Advocacy and Research. Learn more about our mission, our vision, and how we go about making the changes we want to see.
The Diabetes Association of Trinidad and Tobago was founded on July 2, 1988 and was incorporated by an Act of Parliament (Act No. 15 of 1989) as a charitable, voluntary and community organization. Currently there are twenty (20) branches throughout Trinidad & Tobago with two (2) Outreach Centres.
Our Logo was designed by Mr Derick Dass, a 2nd year UWI Engineering student who has been living with Diabetes since the age of two (2).
Our Head Office was not obtained until February 2004 due to the generosity of Caroni Ltd. 1975 at 10-12 Success Street Chaguanas.
In 1989 the DATT joined the Diabetes Association of the Caribbean (DAC).
To serve as the most resourceful support group for the nation in prevention, education and management, awareness and advocacy of diabetes throughout the lifespan. ❖ To be the most informed and up to date source of diabetes information in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean
"To promote health in people with diabetes and to prevent or at least delay the onset of diabetes in those at risk through education, research and advocacy”
To promote one's interest in and educate about Diabetes Mellitus and other associated diseases.
To promote a level of awareness amongst the population of Trinidad and Tobago and those who may be at risk.
To encourage all to adopt a healthy lifestyle as a preventative measure in order have control over their own lives.
To collaborate with institutions, national, regional and international with similar interests in order to form a stronger, healthier and a more progressive Caribbean region.