YLD Activities

14 11 2012
In Ukraine, Young Leader Roman Vlasenko took an active part in the organisation of this year’s WDD events. The aim of this year's campaign was to educate, engage and empower youth and the general public on diabetes The campaign started actually one week before the 14th of November with free blood glucose tests in many public places in the capital city of Kyiv (Kiev). The week ended with a flash-mob including a circle of people holding blue balloons at the main square of Ukraine Maidan Nezalezhnosty (The Independence Square) and lighting up in blue the monument of independence.
Kyiv, Ukraine
14 11 2012
November is, as we all know, Diabetes Awareness Month. Young Leader from Bahrain, Khadija, took this opportunity to launch TeamD – a team of young people (with diabetes or not) who understand diabetes and want to support the diabetes community in Bahrain. TeamD aims to create a comprehensive and sustainable diabetes eco-system in Bahrain, addressing education, awareness, support and advocacy. One of their key focus points is to prevent the stigma’s concerning diabetes and prevent discrimination towards the people who have diabetes, and the people at risk.
Manama, Bahrain
14 11 2012
In Zimbabwe, Young Leader Stewart took part in the organisation of the activities for World Diabetes Day (WDD). Withthe help of a team of volunteers, the awareness campaign started two days prior to WDD by handing out promotional material with information about diabetes, in the 5 biggest shopping malls in their community. More than a thousand people were reached with this campaign and many of them indicated that the information about diabetes was new to them.
Harare , Zimbabwe
14 11 2012
Young Leader Sana Ajmal from Pakistan, organized a seminar in the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Rawalpindi, named "meethi zindagi" (translated as "sweet life") aimed at patient education and public awareness. Approximately 150 people attended the seminar. Speeches about the basics of diabetes, the daily targets, the myths and facts where given. Sana herself spoke about prospects of a healthy life with diabetes and shared her own experience. The seminar was reported in national newspapers.
Pakistan, Pakistan
14 11 2012
Young Leader Claudia Labate from Brazil, helped in creating a work force for WDD 2012 to engage the youth around the WDD theme of prevention and education. The group called Blue Power used the blue circle and the color blue as the central point for all their activities around WDD. The work force organized many different activities in partnership with different actors. The activities were planned to prevent, educate, entertain, and to break myths about diabetes.
São Paulo, Brazil
14 11 2012
On World Diabetes Day the youth group of the Kuwait Diabetes Society, called the Blue Circle group, organised several activities supported by Young Leader from Kuwait, Maryam. They organised a school contest and gave lectures about diabetes and about living with diabetes. They were also able to convince the owners of the famous towers and buildings in Kuwait City to light up the buildings in blue on WDD.
Kuwait City, Kuwait
08 09 2012
Young Leader Claudia Labate from Brazil, received an invitation from Dra. Denise Reis Franco on behalf of the Brazilian Society of Diabetes to present a lecture about "Social Media Influence on Diabetes treatment". The lecture was to be given at the Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes Conference in Rio de Janeiro, an innovative diabetes technologies and treatments conference for researchers, clinicians and general practitioners in all fields of diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
11 08 2012
Two Young Leaders, Katharina Schudmann, from Germany and Maria Hillinger, from Austria went for six weeks to the Christian Medical College in India, which is supported by the IDF “Life for a Child” program, in order to support young people with type 1 diabetes. They were involved in many different activities and had the opportunity to interact with people with diabetes in order to give them advice and support them in terms of self-management. They were truly acting as mentors.
Christian Medical College in Vellore, India
27 07 2012
Young Leader from Norway, Ida, demonstrates again that the Young Leaders in Diabetes programme creates a strong network which supports young people with diabetes that want to help the international diabetes community.
27 07 2012
I-Chen, Young Leader from Taiwan, helped organizing two youth camps for children with Type 1 diabetes in summer 2012.
Taitung & Kaohsiung, Taiwan