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The Diabetes Association of Trinidad & Tobago (DATT)

The Diabetes Association of Trinidad and Tobago was founded on July 2, 1988 and incorporated by an Act of Parliament (Act No. 15 of 1989) as a charitable, voluntary, community organization. 

In 1991, the Association joined the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), a worldwide association of seven main global regions and also belongs to the North American and Caribbean (NAC) region.

Recently, the Diabetes Association has been registered as a Non-Profit Organization (NPO Act No. 7 of 2019).

Main Objectives

  • To promote one’s interest in and educate about Diabetes Mellitus and other associated diseases.
  • To promote a level of awareness amongst the population of Trinidad and Tobago and those who may be at risk.
  • To encourage all to adopt a healthy lifestyle as a preventative measure in order have control over their own lives.
  • To collaborate with institutions, national, regional and international with similar interests to form a stronger, healthier and a more progressive Caribbean region.



This is accomplished through a central office with two (2) paid staff, two (2) OJT’s, one (1) sub-office and twenty (20) branches/support groups throughout Trinidad and Tobago for persons living with diabetes and those at risk where are empowered with information on prevention and management. Monthly Executive meetings are held to plan and execute the business of the organization.

Our Mission

To promote health in people with diabetes and to prevent or at least delay the onset of diabetes in those at risk through education, research and advocacy.

Our Vision

To serve as the most resourceful support group for the nation in prevention, education and management, awareness and advocacy of diabetes throughout the lifespan.

Join The DATT Volunteer Community

Make your time count by volunteering for one or more of the many DATT events. You’ll make a difference through community outreach, advocacy, and inspiration.