IDF provides the YLD members with continued online education on a variety of key diabetes topics (education, awareness, advocacy, etc) in the form of regular webinars.
Below is the list of webinars for the YLD term 2018-2019 that have taken place so far. You can download the recording and slides of most of the webinars, with the exception of those focused on the YLD Programme - which can only be accesed by YLD members in the YLD Forum.
11 May 2018 : Webinar on Advocacy: Tactics and Messaging (slides/ recording)
The YLD newsletter compiles the initiatives that the YLD members develop in their respective countries, as well as news from IDF and joint activities between the YLD members and IDF. It is published every two months in English.
In December 2016, IDF held a consultation with the Blue Circle Voices (BCV) network with the objective of establishing the priorities of the network. Some 82 participants from 43 different countries responded to the survey.
The main issue identified by the BCV members was access and affordability of medicines, devices and medical care, followed by education, prevention and finally discrimination.
The second BCV consultation took place in June 2017. This consultation focused on the barriers to access to diabetes care, medicines and supplies. Some 70 BCV members participated in this consultation.
The IDF Young Leaders in Diabetes (YLD) is a programme initated by IDF in 2011 to create a voice for young people with diabetes worldwide. The programme provides young people with diabetes with continuous education throughout a two-year period to empower them and help them become efficient advocates for themselves and others living with diabetes worldwide. The objectives of the YLD Programme are to:
Be the key driver in enhancing the lives of young people living with diabetes
Raise awareness of all types of diabetes by being a powerful voice for prevention, education, access to quality care, improved quality of life, and to help end discrimination and stigma related to diabetes
Support and strengthen IDF, its Regions and Members and build a global people’s movement for diabetes
For the 2018-2019 term, the YLD network is composed of 83 members:
64 YLD Candidates, who joined the YLD Programme in 2017 and will develop a national diabetes project with the support of their national diabetes associations by 2019;
19 YLD Mentors, who joined the YLD Programme in 2015 or before, successfully developed a national diabetes project during their Candidates term, and now advise the YLD Candidates on how to implement their own projects.
You can find more information about the YLD Programme here.