Malaysian Diabetes Educators Society

MDES signed MOU with A4D

MDES had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Action4Diabetes (A4D), a UK-registered charity dedicated to giving health and hope to disadvantaged young people living with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) in South-East Asia, to help expand digital educational resources for people with Type 1 Diabetes in the country.

The Malaysian Diabetes Educators Society’s (MDES) President, Ms Yong Lai Mee put pen to paper on 11th December 2021 , beginning the implementation of our HelloType1 resource platform into local language.

HelloType1 is A4D’s digital education platform for the T1D community in South-East Asia. It is the first local-language resource of its kind in the region.

The agreement also highlights Healthcare Capacity Building as an area for collaboration and marks a significant step forward for the charity in the country.

The two organisations share the long-term ambition of improving the quality of life for people affected by Type 1 Diabetes. Both know the key to achieving this is empowering the T1D community through enhanced self-management skills and education, which this agreement will deliver.

Objectives of the MoU agreement:

  • Raise awareness about the burden of T1D and the consequences of this disease

  • Improve patient empowerment and family support for better diabetes outcomes

  • Strengthen healthcare capacity at local and regional levels of South-East Asia

  • Develop epidemiology data set to establish insights and clinical and quality of life measures

Huge thanks to everyone at A4D for their support in this agreement. We are delighted to be working with the dedicated team on this.

We are confident that working together, will enable us to have a real impact on the ground and create lasting change for people with Type 1 Diabetes in Malaysia.


Dear Valued MDES Members,

The Malaysian Diabetes Education Manual 2nd Edition was launched on 7th November 2020 during MDES Webinar 2020.

Please click on this link to download the manual.

Thank you.


MDES Executive Committee