YLD: changing public attitudes and fighting for rights

Results of DAWN2TM have given the diabetes community, including young adults who live with diabetes, strong evidence that managing type 1 and type 2 diabetes comes with a financial, social and emotional burden that affects families, too. Finally recognition has been given to the distress associated with diabetes self-management and how little to no support can lead to frustration, adverse events, and even depression or other complications.

We have asked three members of IDF Young Leaders in Diabetes Programme (YLD), who also represent corresponding DAWN2 study countries (although none of them participated in DAWN2), to weigh in on the reality of life with diabetes and how increased diabetes awareness, support and resources will help children and young adults live more fully functional lives with diabetes.

IDF Young Leaders in Diabetes, YLD