About the Australian Diabetes Society
The Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) is the peak medical and scientific body in Australia for diabetes. ADS is a national organisation founded in 1973.
The ADS is a membership-based organisation consisting of predominantly Endocrinologists, Basic Science Researchers and Health Administration members. It is administered by a Board of Directors elected from membership who take on this role in an honorary capacity. The main aim of ADS is to enhance the welfare of individuals with diabetes mellitus through improving knowledge and understanding, producing management guidelines, training of health professionals and supporting diabetes research.
To be the leading society for research, medical practice and education in diabetes.
- To prevent diabetes and its complications
- To provide excellence in education for health professionals
- To promote collaboration, research and education
- To work with other organisations committed to improved diabetes treatment and care
- To advocate for health policies around diabetes and its prevention
- To reduce the impact of all forms of diabetes and their complications by promoting;
- prevention of diabetes
- the early diagnosis of diabetes
- the highest standards of care in the management of diabetes
- To promote the free exchange of knowledge among members and other health professionals and scientist
- To develop education programs to increase knowledge of diabetes treatment and prevention
- To promote and facilitate excellence in diabetes research
- To facilitate translation of scientific and clinical advances in the prevention and management of diabetes
- To provide expert advice on diabetes to other oragnistations
- To develop position statements and guidelines