I am Gavin Griffiths from London, UK, Ex-Officio on the YLD Executive Council. I was diagnosed at the age of 8 with type 1 diabetes, where quite ironically I was then told that diabetes would have a negative effect on my health during sports. Having successfully created practical diabetes education programmes and endured many extreme physical challenges with my brand DiAthlete, I guess I have proved the doubters wrong. I am excited to help the YLD programme thrive and to support our Young Leaders in every way possible to get their projects off the ground. Together we can positively influence the entire world, united in our cause for diabetes. This will be an interesting 2 years, so let's give it our all!