Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Education Academy was established in September 2008. Under the leadership of Prof. V. Mohan, Internationally acclaimed diabetologist and research scientist and Late Dr.(Mrs.) M. Rema, well known specialist in Diabetic Eye Disease. The Academy offers specialized training in diabetes and its complications to doctors, nurses, lab technicians and other paramedical personnel through varied and innovative courses, most of which are being offered for the first time in India. DMDEA aims to create a cadre of trained healthcare professionals equipped to tackle the diabetes epidemic in India. In addition to creating employment opportunities for the concerned candidates, the activities of DMDEA will also benefit society by increasing the availability and quality of healthcare provision in the field of Diabetology.
DMDEA benefits from its association with its parent institution, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre (DMDSC), which is a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Noncommunicable Diseases Prevention and Control as well as an International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Centre of Education.
The activities of DMDEA have been acknowledged by the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, which has granted affiliation to the Academy for several of its courses.