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The IDF's Young Leaders In Diabetes

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With over 150 Young Leaders from over 100 countries around the world, The Young Leaders in Diabetes is a collaborative group working to develop and support projects impacting our world on a local, regional, and global level. 

A few initiatives include educational camps for children and young adults with diabetes, health screenings in developing nations, and reinforcing a variety of other opportunities in advocacy, technology, and policy change.

Additionally, The Young Leaders in Diabetes are supporting humanitarian efforts such as Life for a Child.

Why We Need to Make a Positive Impact in Diabetes?

The incidence of diabetes continues to grow at an alarming rate. Some of the most concerning growth is occurring with young people under 25 in each of the seven regions. Over 50% of the world’s population is under 30, yet with only 5% of people with diabetes being under the age of 30, the needs of young people with diabetes can often be forgotten and that’s why it’s vital for them to have a voice within the IDF and their member associations.


To improve the lives of young people affected by diabetes worldwide.


The Young Leaders in Diabetes programme is the key driver in enhancing the lives of young people living with diabetes. The Young Leaders are committed to raising awareness of diabetes by being a powerful voice for prevention, education, access to quality care, improved quality of life, and the end of discrimination worldwide. The YLD programme supports the International Diabetes Federation in reaching its strategic plans.


The YLD programmes aims to reach the following goals:
1. Be a voice for young people affected by diabetes worldwide.
2. Identify and support the development of Young Leaders in the international diabetes community.
3. Empower and educate Young Leaders to support the mission of YLD and IDF by strengthening the IDF member associations.




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