Breaking down barriers and living your dreams ... with diabetes

João Valente Nabais, President of the IDF European Region and development lead for the Living with Diabetes Stream, is passionate about the 2013 Melbourne programme. Living with type 1 diabetes since 1981, João has been an active diabetes advocate ever since his youth. This year, LWD delivers a unique opportunity for people to become inspired and work on realising dreams. Highlights include Olympic gold medallist, Cathy Freeman, speaking in a programme entitled ‘Living your Dreams’ and ‘Diabetes and Professional Sports,’ and meeting one exceptional person who has lived with diabetes for more than 75 years.