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About NDS


Across the world, about 537 million people have diabetes, with the majority of this living in low and middle-income countries. This corresponds to about 6.28% of the world's population. Both the number of cases and the prevalence of diabetes have been steadily increasing over the past few decades. 1.5 million deaths are directly attributed to diabetes each year making it the ninth leading cause of mortality.

In Nigeria, approximately 5.8% (about 11 million) of adult Nigerians are living with diabetes mellitus. This figure has been likened to a tip of an iceberg as it is estimated that two-thirds of diabetes cases in Nigeria are yet undiagnosed. Diabetes is one of the Non communicable diseases of global attention and is a major feature in the transition in disease burden from Communicable to Non communicable diseases.


Why Nigeria Diabetes Summit?

Diabetes care often requires multiple stakeholders for proper and effective management. From the public health physician who advocates for prevention and the General practitioner who provides primary care and may be the one who makes the initial diagnosis to other Health Care Professionals who are involved in the management of a diabetic patient. Every year, the different stakeholders involved in diabetes care have separate meetings and conversations around diabetes. It is important to convene all stakeholders to have an extensive conversation on diabetes care. Premier Medical Systems in partnership with medical associations with interest in diabetes care is organizing the Nigeria Diabetes Summit.



Our Partners include the Association of Clinical Endocrinologists of Nigeria (ACEN), Association of Nigerian Private Medical Practitioners (ANPMP), Diabetes Association of Nigeria (DAN), Dieticians Association of Nigeria, Endocrine and Metabolism Society of Nigeria (EMSON), National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Pharmacists Society of Nigeria and the Federal Ministry of Health.



- To bring together all the stakeholders in diabetes care

- To have conversations on how to reduce the risk of diabetes

- To decrease inequity in access to diagnosis and treatment.

- To ensure people who are diagnosed with diabetes have access to affordable,

equitable, comprehensive, and quality care.

Download The 2022 Communiqué