I am Ashley from Australia. From 2012 I started blogging about my experience and reflections of living with diabetes. Melbourne 2013 marked my first YLD training . Needless to say, being part of the programme has deeply enriched my life. Since then, I have also been working closely with Diabetes Australia in coordinating camps for children with type 1 diabetes aged between 5-8 years including their parents. Professionally I am a dietitian working towards my PhD in the area of diabetes self-management behaviours in young adults. I strongly believe that diabetes should not be a barrier in living a great life.