Address: Health Services Support and Monitoring, 1 Downer Avenue, Kingston 5
Telephone: 876) 927-6774
Fax: (876) 978-2510
Web Site:

The Diabetes Association of Jamaica was created in 1976 and has the responsibility for developing and implementing a national plan for treatment, education, and training about diabetes. The team directing the program consists of representatives of the Lions Clubs of Kingston and St. Andrew, citizens, and health professionals such as physicians, nurses, and physical therapists.

The objective is to promote education about diabetes for patients as well as for doctors, nurses, dietitians, and other professionals. After carrying out training with the Lay Diabetes Facilitator Program, the facilitators, who are not diabetics but are interested in the disease, educate people with diabetes in their communities; for example, by providing information and monitoring.

The Association currently plans to develop a major education program aimed at people with diabetes and their family members. This will not be a medical education program geared to members of the health team but rather a program of simple, easily understood information for people with diabetes and their families. Communicating information to people with diabetes is expected to have a domino effect in the community.

Executive Director or the Executive Chairman
Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm; Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  1. Community outreach programmes island wide, Services includes: Foot Care, AIC, ECG, Cholesterol, Doppler, Blood Sugar Test, Eye Screening, Blood Pressure, BMIs

  2. Branches in Falmouth, Southfield, Morant Bay, Kingston, Port Maria. Representative in Spanish Town through the Lions Club.

  3. New development. We offer Foot Care ASSISTANT Training through the World Walk Foundation.

  4. Contact Owen Bernard Email

Diabetes Association Of Jamaica
Civil Society