Avenue de Beau-Séjour 26
1206 Genève

François Jornayvaz
François Jornayvaz
Program Manager

Mission of the DIAfit Program

DIAfit is a national exercise training program for people affected by type 2 diabetes. People with diabetes have a high risk of developing cardiovascular complications, as well as kidney and eye diseases.

Regular physical activity has a beneficial effect on these complications and favorably affects the progression of the diabetes. It constitutes a pillar of treatment of type 2 diabetes.

The main objectives

- Learn to perform suitable physical activities- Acquire the skills necessary to better control blood sugar- Improve management of risks related to diabetes- Gain confidence and develop skills for long-term physical activity- Meet other people with diabetes to support each other

The program is sponsored by the Société Suisse d’Endocrinologie et de Diabétologie [Swiss Endocrinology and Diabetology Society] (SSED) and is supported by the Association Suisse du Diabète [Swiss Diabetes Association](ASD) and the Fondation pour l’amélioration de la qualité de vie des patients chroniques [Foundation for the Improvement of the Quality of Life of Patients with Chronic Diseases].

The DIAfit program is covered by basic insurance (LAMal) after deductible and co-pay (10% of the costs).

Program sequence

  • An initial consultation by the DIAfit physician to verify that you are eligible for this program.
  • 36 activity sessions over 3 months at a rate of 3x/week (aquagym, nordic walking and gym activities).
  • Multiple workshops on topics specific to diabetes.
  • Clinical assessments 2 to 3 times during the program (biological parameters, motivation, physical condition).

The program is supervised by a specialized team whose members are all accredited for this national program.

More information

DIAFIT program (FR)


Last update : 15/12/2023