Young Leaders in South and Central America have identified a key gap in the availability of accurate and comprehensive diabetes statistical data in many countries of the region. Inaccurate and/or incomplete data makes for inaccurate management, which translates into poor access to diabetes care, and insufficient treatment and prevention.
With the help of former YLDs, this term’s YLD candidates will carry out a survey, with data being collected in 11 of the 20 countries in the region to try to evaluate diabetes prevalence more accurately. Research will be conducted using online and printed questionnaires. The data will hopefully help more accurately assess the needs for medicines and care and develop regional strategies to address any identified gaps.