My name is Cajsa Lindberg, I am 26 years old from Sweden. I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2002. I joined the YLD programme in Melbourne in 2013 and was elected President at the General Assembly in Vancouver. I am also the President of Ung Diabetes, the youth organisation of the Swedish Diabetes Association (SDA), and through that, a co-opted board member of the SDA. I am currently pursuing my MSc in International Business and Politics at Copenhagen Business School, and any free time is happily spent on diabetes.
I am very passionate about youth engagement and increasing patient involvement in political decision-making, as well as ensuring access to medicines and essential care for everyone with diabetes. With that as my foundation, I want to help strengthen YLD as an organisation so that we can be an even stronger force in the diabetes world.