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Welcome to the website of the IDF Young Leaders in Diabetes Programme!

The IDF Young Leaders in Diabetes Programme (YLD) went from a dream to a reality in Dubai 2011, where 70 young people with diabetes from around the world came together for the YLD leadership training and to attend the World Diabetes Congress. Since Dubai the Young Leaders have continued to support each other and were able to conduct an incredible number of projects within their local IDF Member Associations. They have achieved the impossible and their projects are testament to the hard work and commitment they have shown to both the local and the global diabetes community.

This website is intended to serve as a central resource for all those interested in gaining further knowledge of, or making contact with, the IDF Young Leaders in Diabetes Programme. In About the YLD you will find all relevant information about the programme. To read more about the individual Young Leaders, you can go to Meet the Young Leaders. If you want to know more about the projects of the Young Leaders, go to YLD activities.

Thank you for your interest in our programme. The Young Leaders are an inspiration to all who meet them and I am both honoured and privileged to have the opportunity of working alongside them. I hope you will have the same privilege in the near future.

Debbie Jones
Chair of the IDF Young Leaders in Diabetes Programme