About SeDia

Message from the Vice-Chancellor

Welcome to the Seremban Diabetes (SeDia) Cohort Study website. I am pleased to introduce this ground-breaking initiative – the SeDia cohort study which will span over a decade in Malaysia.

Diabetes is a subject matter that we at the International Medical University (IMU) take on seriously. Our team of experts ranging from medical to dietetics to oral health and the research arm has taken on various initiatives and work hand-in-hand with the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MoH) to mitigate and raise awareness amongst the public at large.

As a medical and healthcare education institution that aims to contribute back to society by nurturing quality healthcare professionals, and also to spearhead in the areas of research, the SeDia project is one of our flagship projects managed by the IMU’s Institute for Research, Development and Innovation (IRDI). The SeDia cohort study aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the aetiopathogenesis of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) and its related complications, with the long-term objective of preventing and controlling diabetes.

The establishment, governance and maintenance of the SeDia Cohort will be a collaborative public-private partnership between the MoH and the IMU Group. The MoH will be represented by the Negeri Sembilan Health Department and the Seremban District Health Office. We are grateful for their partnership and support in this initiative. Together, we hope to create a lasting impact on diabetes care in Malaysia and beyond.

This SeDia website will serve as a comprehensive platform for participants and researchers to access information about the study and its progress. The website will also enable participants to share their health data securely, ensuring the confidentiality and privacy of their information.

I would like to express my gratitude to all the participants taking part in this study. Your contribution will be critical to the success of this research initiative, and we appreciate your commitment and dedication.

To the researchers involved in this study, I extend my heartfelt appreciation for your hard work and dedication in planning and executing this cohort study. Your efforts will help advance our understanding of diabetes complications and contribute to future prevention and treatment strategies.

My heartfelt gratitude also goes to all our supporters and sponsors in making this study a success.

Let us work together to make a meaningful impact on the lives of those affected by diabetes.

Professor Dr Abdul Aziz Bin Baba
Vice-Chancellor, International Medical University

SeDia Cohort is established, maintained and governed as a collaborative public-private partnership between the Ministry of Health (MOH), Malaysia and the International Medical University (IMU), Kuala Lumpur. The MOH will be represented by Negeri Sembilan Health Department and Seremban District Health Office.