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Introduction

GDEA (Gabric Diabetes Education Association) is an Iranian NGO founded in 2006 by key endocrinologists, benefactors, and motivated type 1 diabetics. GDEA’s mission is to improve the lives of people with diabetes and to promote primary, secondary and tertiary diabetes prevention via education, raising awareness, and building motivation. Most of the staff are well-controlled diabetic patients who provide peer consultation and motivation for others. Providing a comprehensive model of diabetes school for education, Gabric fosters diabetes self management education through standard education and peer counseling. Gabric’s outstanding educational model was selected as the best practice of diabetes education in the Middle East and North Africa in 2010. The name Gabric is borrowed from a river in Southern Iran.



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Activities

  • As a diabetes school, Gabric provides different target groups with more than 15 distinct educational programs, as well as advanced counseling through well-controled diabetic peers

  • All members are welcome to benefit from standard peer counseling, provided free of charge

  • The formation and organization of the Donors Club which supports GDEA based on their financial capabilities and expertise; and Ambassadors Club, comprised of volunteers who cooperate with the organization to raise diabetes awareness across the country

  • Regular conferences, seminars, training programs and campaigns in cooperation with the municipality and MOH in order to raise diabetes awareness in medical communities and in public

  • An innovative series of diabetes educational programs for children (aged 7-12) called Keepo Adventures

  • Insulin My Friend, a creative educational campaign targeting different aspects of type 1 diabetes, carried out by professional diabetes educators nationwide

  • A complete assortment of books, booklets and newsletters covering a variety of diabetes related topics aimed at diabetic patients and professionals

  • Launching www.gabric.ir as the most comprehensive diabetes information website in Persian language

Key Notes

          Gabric Diabetes Educational Association (GDEA):

  • Has currently more than 85,000 members

  • Covers its costs via donation, corporate sponsorship and membership  fees

  • Provides all services free of charge for children younger than 12

  • Gifts special physiological support, motivation, and unique educational program to children and their parents 

  • Recruits and trains type 1 diabetics as employees

  • Performs activities which are complementary to physicians’ treatment, and in this way helps to promote better diabetes control

    Highlights 10 organizational values in the view of a five year  year strategic plan




   Gabric Diabetes Self-Management Education




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Insulin My Friend is a national campaign led by GDEA targeting type 1 diabetics and Health Care Professionals throughout the country, specially deprived areas. The main objectives are raising awareness, giving motivation and teaching self-management skills to young patients and give necessary skills to HCPs who work as diabetes educator to promote awareness and patient education.
It is under the aim of uniting diabetes-related parties such as physicians, local diabetes associations, medical universities, corporate sponsors and donors.

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Contact info:

Bank Account for Donation: No. 0102334117001, Bank Saderat, Gandi Jonoubi branch, Code No. 4555

Website: www.gabric.ir            Email: info@gabric.ir                 Telfax: +98-21-82433
Address:#4, 16th St., Khaled Eslamboli (Vozara) Ave., Argentina Sq., Tehran, 1511767111, Iran



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Gabric Diabetes Education Association