Diabetes youth camps are a great support for children with diabetes and the Jordanian Society for the Care of Diabetes organised its own last July. With the help of Dua’a, Young Leader from Jordan, the first Arabic Diabetes Kids camp was organized in Jordan, attracting not only children from Jordan, but also from neighbouring countries who speak Arabic. In total, 50 children attended the camp and had the chance to get educated about diabetes by playing games and sharing their experiences.
22 07 2012
18 07 2012
The Intercultural Youth Diabetes Education Project, organized by Young Leader Koen Biesemans from Belgium, took place in Puntižela, Croatia from 18th to 27th of July 2012. The main goal of this project was to get the youth familiarized with different cultures and to help them improve their everyday life. As diabetes places an extra burden on their shoulders, the camp was meant to help them to deal with that it in two ways:
14 07 2012
July saw the 2nd and final meeting of the development group for the Diabetes UK Young Leaders Advisory Group. Their role was to help co-create with Diabetes UK a network of young leaders to act as a bespoke voice for young adults aged 16-30. They have now decided on the structure of the council with a planned first meeting in November 2012.
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13 07 2012
A group of 23 Young Leaders in diabetes from 21 countries across Europe met in Rogla, Slovenia, from 13 to 20 July to take part in the 2nd edition of IDF Europe Summer Youth 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 8-day programme included a variety of sports activities with a series of interactive workshops.
04 07 2012
The months of June and July 2012 marked an unparalleled sporting summer in Europe and not only because of the Olympics in London. The European Football Championships in Poland and Ukraine in June, and, not to be outdone by the professionals, the first ever DIAEURO 2012 football tournament in Ukraine, organised with the support of Ann Pasichnichenko, Young Leader from Ukraine
30 06 2012
To show that diabetes is no obstacle for being active, the youth group of the Norwegian Diabetes Association organized an awareness campaign during the Midnight Sun Marathon in Tromsø on 30 June 2012. During the Marathon they had a stand in the city centre where they performed free blood glucose tests, provided information about diabetes to the general public and gave away t-shirts to runners to wear during their run.
26 06 2012
History was made in Germany recently when a number of people, including German Young Leader Jan Twachtmann, founded a new patient organisation in Berlin called Deutsche Diabetes-Hilfe. Jan (Left of the sign in the picture) has been elected as President of the organisation. He hopes "the new organisation will unite all diabetes patients and facilitate the cooperation between patients, doctors and nurses". The new organisation will act as a subsidiary of the International Diabetes Federation's existing German Member Association, Diabetesde.
06 05 2012
The charity event "Heart to Heart" took place all over Ukraine in May 2012 in order to encourage youth volunteerism, to promote healthy lifestyle and to raise funds for children with diabetes. This joint project between the Kyiv charity Fund “Diabetic” (member of the International Diabetes Federation) and the Ukrainian charity Fund “Heart-to-heart”, received the support of Ukrainian’s celebrities and Government representatives.
24 04 2012
At age 24, Krystal Boyea is fast becoming the recognized face and voice of diabetes in Barbados. In April 2012, Krystal spoke at a panel side event during the 45th Session of the Commission on Population and Development United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC). As the International Diabetes Federation’s (IDF) first regional youth representative for the North American and Caribbean region, she spoke about her experiences of growing up with diabetes.
23 04 2012
Young Leader Livingston Fraser from Grenada speaks on national television about the work he is doing with the Grenadian Diabetes Association and also with the Young Leaders in Diabetes. This includes screening in schools, exercise programs and diabetes camps run by the youth volunteers. You can watch the full interview here