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Below you can find a list of Frequently Asked Questions about YLD. If your question is not in the list, please do not hesitate to contact us through the contact form on the bottom of this page

Becoming a Young Leader

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.

If you have any questions regarding the YLD programme, please have a look at the FAQs or send us an email at [email protected]. If you want to be kept up to date about the Young Leaders in Diabetes programme and the application process for 2015, please follow us on Facebook or Twitter .

After the age of 30, it is hoped that the Young Leaders join their IDF Member Associations as full Adult Leader as the YLD programme trains the future leaders of the diabetes community. They may also perform duties of mentorship to the new Young Leaders as YLD Alumni.
  1. You have diabetes (type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes or any other type of diabetes)
  2. You are between 18 and 30 years of age
  3. An IDF Member Association supports your application (click here for a list of IDF Member Associations)

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).

Each Young Leader is expected to take up a project, under the supervision of their Member Association, which aims at benefitting people with diabetes (please read the mission and vision statements of the YLD on the website). A project progress report, signed by an executive officer of the IDF Member Association in the Young Leader's particular country will be requested by the Chair of the YLD. For a list of projects of the Young Leaders, please see our website's section on YLD Activities.

As per policy, we do not accept applications for people older than 30 or younger than 18 years, as long as that is the legal age in your country. We have to oblige to the legal age in your own country. We believe that after the age of 30, the person can become an active adult member of an IDF Member Association.
We are sorry to inform you that we only select young people who are living with diabetes to become Young Leaders. Please contact your local IDF Member Association if you would like to assist the young Leader in your country with their projects.

Contact us

Please send us a message through the "Contact us" form below along with details of your question/request. We'll put you through with the concerned people in YLD.
Kindly send us the details about yourself or your organization, the details about the event/interview, and the name of the Young Leader you want to contact through the "Contact us" form below. We will email you the contact details after receiving permission from the concerned Young Leader.
To find the contact details of IDF Member Associations please click here

Collaborating with the YLD programme

There are various ways to get involved with the YLD. If you belong to an organization, please Contact us through our "Contact us" form below, and we'll get back to you. If you are an individual who wants to work for diabetes, please contact the IDF Member Association in your country and ask them for making you a part of the projects being run by the Young Leaders under that particular Member Association.
Please visit IDF's website for details. click here

YLD leadership training and World Diabetes Congress 2015

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.

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.

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