T1 Empowerment in Canada

Sat, 07/05/2014

It is important to have a positive role model in ones life, especially when dealing with a disease like type 1 diabetes. It is also important to have a core support system whether that involves family or friends. While some find support easily, others do not.  I decided that it was important to create that safe place where teen girls with type 1 diabetes could go to not only vent about their diabetes but also to build a strong foundation in their diabetes management beyond their doctors and nurses. In July 2014, T1 Empowerment was created in London, Ont. Canada. 

Swedish Diabetes Association's Chairman's Conference

Cajsa Lindberg
Sat, 05/03/2014

In May 2014, Cajsa Lindberg, our Young Leader from Sweden, attended the Swedish Diabetes Association’s Chairman’s conference.

A Pony Diabetes Camp in the Netherlands

Sat, 08/02/2014

On 2-7 August 2014 a Pony Diabetes Camp took place in Leusden, the Netherlands. The camp was organised by the National Diabetes Association of the Netherlands and was for children with type 1 diabetes between the ages of 7 and 12. Our Young Leader Lisanne Jonker went along as medical supervision and to offer her volunteer support for the camp.

Here is her description of the camp:

Family Weekend for Children with Diabetes in Austria

Sat, 05/17/2014

In May 2014, our Young Leader Marlis Schosser attended the yearly family weekend for children with diabetes in Austria. This is intended to be an educational event for family members, relatives and kids. Parents or other mentors can attend training sessions with physicians, psychologists and nutritionists while the kids are learning new diabetes related things in a more playful way.

Diabetes Camp for Children in Kommetjie, South Africa

Fri, 03/28/2014

In 2014, Youth With Diabetes (YWD) and Diabetes South Africa collaborated to host a weekend diabetes camp for children. The camp was held in Kommetjie, near Cape Town from Friday 28 March to Sunday 30 March. Our Young Leader Kerry Kalweit from South Africa worked closely with the organiser’s to help make this event a success. 

How can I schedule a meeting with the YLD during the World Diabetes Congress 2015?

Please send a message to the YLD through the "Contact us" form below. Make sure to include the details about yourself, your organization, and why you want to schedule a meeting. We'll get back to you as soon as possible.

When and where is the next YLD Leadership Training and the World Diabetes Congress?

The IDF's World Diabetes Congresses are held every two years. The next congress is scheduled from 30th November 2015 – 04 December 2015, in Vancouver, Canada. The YLD Leadership Training is held prior to the congress and afterwards the Young Leaders will of course attend the congress.

How can I join the Young Leaders in Diabetes (YLD) Programme?

The YLD application process opened in 2015 & will close April 15th for the YLD meeting at the World Diabetes Congress in Vancouver in 2015. All the application forms have been sent to the local Diabetes Association who are members of the International Diabetes Federation – so please make contact with your local association.

When is the next batch of Young Leaders going to be inducted?

A new batch of Young Leaders is inducted and trained every two years at the YLD meeting prior to and during the World Diabetes Congress. The next YLD Training Programme will be held in Vancouver from 24 November to 4 December 2015. For each batch, the IDF Member Associations can nominate one new Young Leader (along with the ones from the last batch).

How do I contact the IDF Member Association in my country?

To find the contact details of IDF Member Associations please click here