YLD Activities

16 02 2014
The Blue Circle key members were invited to speak on the Youth Zone TV Program, broadcasted on Kuwait Youth Channel (KTV3). They had the chance to speak about their lives with diabetes, the Blue Circle Campaign and its mission, vision and goals, their previous, recent and future activities and about type 1 diabetes, its treatments and standards of living.
Kuwait City, Kuwait
12 01 2014
Last month the Cyprus Diabetes Association organized a Christmas themed weekend for children with diabetes of ages 0-15 as well as their parents. Antonis Soteriou, our Young Leader from Cyprus, was asked to organise the entertainment during the event. The event started Saturday afternoon. The members of the board of the Cyprus Diabetes Association gave a welcome speech and the rest of the afternoon was filled with a game of bingo and some snacks. During the evening there the parents had the opportunity to talk with each other about diabetes and to share experiences.
Larnaca, Cyprus
15 12 2013
Stephanie’s first engagement as an Australian Young Leader in Diabetes was a very humbling experience. She had the honour in being a guest speaker at a Diabetes Tasmania Forum.
Hobart, Australia
28 11 2013
Could you ride a bike for 13 days straight? Young Leader Mary from China took the challenge of participating in the mHealth Grand Tour although she had never sat on a saddle before. The mHealth Grand Tour is a 2,100km journey from Brussels to Barcelona with more than 22,000 meters of climbs. This tour is more than just a bike ride – it is also an opportunity to promote innovative solutions to the challenges of managing diabetes.
Barcelona, Spain
15 11 2013

Luca Cappellini our Young Leader in Diabetes from Italy, has forged his personal experience from Dubai into his new project, the Young Leaders Italia (YLI). While parents of children with diabetes and adults are working together in a marvellous network in Italy, Luca felt that an organised youth, capable to stand up and speak for themselves, was missing. The first step he took was to create a group on Facebook, open for all young people with diabetes between the age of 18 and 30 to join.

Catania, Italy
17 09 2013
Krystal Boyea, is our Young Leader living with diabetes in Barbados. She is also the Youth Regional Representative for the NAC Region for the IDF. This 26 year old, has devoted her life to making a difference in the lives of others living with diabetes locally in Barbados, regionally in the Caribbean Region and internationally.
22 07 2013
A group of 24 Young Leaders in diabetes from 23 countries across Europe – from Finland to Uzbekistan – gathered in Tirrenia, Italy, for the 3rd edition of the IDF Europe Youth Leadership Camp. The aim of the camp is to get youth familiarized with different types of advocacy, campaigning activities and strategic planning methods at a pan-European level and to introduce them to the work of IDF Europe. The 7-day program includes interactive workshops and sports activities.
Tirrenia, Italy
20 06 2013
Every summer the Diabetics Friends Society (DFS) organises a diabetes camp for children with diabetes. The 2013 camp was unique, because all volunteers at the camp had diabetes themselves. As this was the dream of the founder of DFS, the organisers decided to name this year’s camp Omar’s Dream. The Arab-Finnish Friendship Society is supporting the DFS summer diabetes camp for the 10th year. Young Leader Sahar and her Finnish friends from this organisation regularly organise projects for people with diabetes in Palestine.
Bethlehem, Palestine
01 05 2013
The IDF Atlas estimates that if current trends continue the number of people with diabetes in African region will almost double in the next 20 years (click here for the IDF Diabetes Atlas Update 2012). The member association of IDF in Togo, the Association Togolaise du Diabete (ATD) is fighting to prevent a rise in people with diabetes in their country and thus started an awareness and prevention programme in May 2013.
Lomé, Togo
12 04 2013
On Friday 12th and 13th April 2013, the first meeting of the Diabetes UK Young Leaders Action Group (YLAG) was held in London, United Kingdom. YLAG is the project of IDF Young Leaders in Diabetes President, Alex Silverstein. The Young Leaders Action Group (YLAG) is an advisory group of 42 volunteers from across the UK, who are all young adults, aged 16-30 with Type 1 Diabetes. Their role is to inform the work of Diabetes UK as part of the Charity’s stakeholder engagement. In particular members of the group will:
London, United Kingdom