DIABETES PHILIPPINES has been in existence for over 60 years.  It aims to be the prime mover for excellent diabetes care and prevention in the Philippines — to fulfill its vision of a diabetes-free Philippines.  Diabetes Philippines continues to pursue its mission and vision through scientific meetings, workshops and participation in projects that are involved in the campaign towards increasing the awareness of the disease.  It was founded to foster and support studies and researches on the prevention and care of diabetes mellitus, including cooperation with the government agencies to this effect; to collect, analyze, interpret, interchange and disseminate information about the disease in accordance with the latest findings, and to this end, to affiliate or establish relations with other diabetes institutions in other countries.  It also aims to promote understanding of individuals living with diabetes to lead normal and useful lives.