In the South-East Asia region, the lack of awareness about diabetes together with the high cost and unequal access to treatment are the key challenges that the Young Leaders aim to address through their regional action plan.
YLDs in South-East Asia have thus decided to dedicate their regional plan to different action fields:
Raising awareness of diabetes, its symptoms and treatments
Encouraging healthy lifestyles
Improving access to treatment, in particular insulin
Advocating for diabetes to the governments
Activities undertaken as part of the Regional Action Plan include diabetes camps, healthcare workshops and working closely with IDF Members to reach out to governments and urge them to implement adequate policy measures.