Pei Yan Heng

Singapore

I am Pei Yan from Singapore and I have been living with Type 2 diabetes for the past 19 years. I was nominated by my IDF Association (Association of Diabetes Educators Singapore) to attend the YLD Training Programme in Melbourne in 2013. For the past 2 years I have been helping out with the YLD programme as a member of the Governance Task Force. In Singapore, I formed the Singapore Diabetes Online Community (SGDoc) with the main purpose to bring people living with diabetes or their family members caring for someone with diabetes together through an online support group.

My goal is to extend the reach of SGDoc to more people with diabetes in Singapore. At the same time, I plan to increase the awareness of people living with Type 1 diabetes in Singapore on either the World Heart Day or the World Diabetes Day. The YLD programme is a programme that is close to my heart. The passion, motivation and drive from young leaders living with diabetes from different countries around the world is so powerful and a strong force. The Young Leaders in Diabetes are the future to change the perception of diabetes around the world.