he 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 90 members (63 Trainees and 27 Mentors) from a total of 65 countries: