The YLD Programme

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 YLD Programme has three objectives:

  • 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

Currently, the network is composed of 114 members from a total of 68 countries:

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members by region webpage. 2


Find out more about the Programme in the 
YLD FrameworkEnglish - French - Spanish

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