The Indian Institute of Diabetes (IID) was established in 2001 based on the memorandum of understanding between government of Kerala and Word India Diabetes Foundation, USA. WIDF is promoted and managed by eminent physicians in the USA. Major proposed activities of this joint venture as envisaged, at the time of establishing Indian Institute were to investigate the genetic basis of diabetes among Indians, establish a centre of excellence in diabetes care, train medical officers and paramedical staff to enable them to reduce diabetes burden in state of Kerala. The Institute was planned to provide research support to develop novel methods of treatment for diabetes. Currently Institute is working under the direct control of government of Kerala for fulfilling all the aims. The present building construction has completed in the year 2013 with financial support of government of India under thirteenth financial commission.
Over the years the Indian Institute of Diabetes has become a major institution in diabetes care in Kerala and the institute is the state nodelcentre for the National Programmed for the Prevention and Control of Diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
The present thrust areas of the institute are Clinical Care, sub specialty services, epidemiological studies of no communicable diseases, community, school and workplace based public health interventions and health awareness generation. The clinical service is handled by various experts in the field and the research activities are supervised by a team of researcher, and physicians.
The autonomous institution runs on generous grant from the Government of Kerala and the progress and policies are closely assessed by governing body and executive team.