NDL is open to any form of cooperation with any interested
organisation to develop care system for diabetic patients.
Nizhny Novgorod Diabetic League (NDL) is a Regional Public organization of Handicapped People which unites diabetic patients, members of their families, diabetologists, other people and institutions interested in joint solution of the problems, related to diabetes.
NDL has been carrying out its activities since April 1994 and is representing the interests of 62 000 diabetic patients in Nizhny Novgorod & N.Novgorod Region.
The date of creation RPOH “NDL” - 10 April 1994.
The primary objective of NDL is joining the efforts of different state, medical, commercial organizations and diabetics themselves in the cause of medical and social rehabilitation and adaptation of diabetic patients.
The NDL's structure is based on a territorial administrative principle and includes 6 regional divisions, as well as functional departments:
The important fields of the NDL's activities are:
Russia-Finnish Diabetic Cources "DiaNNa"
(est. September 1997)
The first action of the “DiaNNa's” was carrying out the International Summer Camp near N.Novgorod, where teenagers from N.Novgorod, Penza , Kazan met to spend their summer holidays.
The project started with a treatment guidance course for young diabetics in autumn 1997 in Nizhny Novgorod.
The experiences gained through this were very positive and inspiring. The participating students reflected their valuable learning experiences, i.e. planning the course, lectures and presentation skills. The hospitality and kindness shown by the hosting partner was impressive and very considerate.
The Nizhny Novgorod Diabetic League has carried out all other planning and organizing.
They have taken into consideration also the vital cultural aspect of the course programme by arranging intercultural activities between official programmer details.
Nizhny Novgorod Diabetic League has achieved valuable goals in caring for children, young people and adults suffering from diabetes. NDL has shown remarkable interest in international collaboration and cannot be cured, we can thrive towards better quality of life and loss complications for the people living with diabetes.
Search for new and non-traditional ways for education and self-control motivation is constantly being carried out, for example:
Besides young people having diabetes there are also their friends taking active part in activity of the Diabetic Foundation.
Unites families having children under 14 years old, suffering Diabetes Mellitus with theaim of rendering them assistance in social and psychological adaptation and rehabilitation. It is working in the following trends:
The achieved results and extensive experience of practical work as well as connections with IDF and diabetes organizations of Russia and C.I.S. induced NDL to act as an information and coordination centre for already established and being presently established diabetes organizations of Russia :
Medical Information and Consulting Department
Unites doctors-diabetologists from N. Novgorod clinics with the main purpose to (1) perfect the professional level of multidisciplinary team (doctors and nurses) engaged in diabetes care and develop better care for diabetic patients.
NDL actively cooperates with mass media (newspapers, magazines) specialized in diabetes issues ("Diabetes. The way of life", "Medicine for you", "Medical newspaper", "Pharmaceutical Herald") as well as with others giving diverse news coverage ( “Diabetes & Health. XXI Century”, “Diabetes”, etc.):
On the initiative of NDL the "The World Diabetes Day" is yearly held in Privolzhsky Federal District of Russia beginning with November 20, 1995 . N.Novgorod diabetic patients, representatives of the Russian and N.Novgorod governments, Health Administration, Russian diabetes societies, medical specialists from leading N.Novgorod clinics as well as representatives of commercial circles take part in it. Well known foreign firms working in the field of diabetes usually sponsor these celebrations.
Since 1995 in the framework of "The World Diabetes Day", NDL has been organizing and holding round table discussions for representatives of public diabetes organizations of Russia and C.I.S. countries with participation of British Diabetes Association (BDA).
“NDL” - membership of Russian Diabetic Association ( Moscow, 1996).
During last years summer rehabilitation camps have been organized my NDL jointly with the Department of Healthcare and have been financed over the budget of N. Novgorod Government, N. Novgorod Pension Fund and N. Novgorod Medical Insurance Fund.
Since 1994 teaching diabetic patients in the " School of Diabetes " has been carried out in these camps.
Efficiency of NDL's work
As a result of NDL's active position and its close cooperation with N. Novgorod Government structures the level of diabetes patients' life was increased.