Young Leaders in Diabetes Program
Is a program of the International Diabetes Federation that unites young people with diabetes around the world. In 2011, Lucas, one of our founders, was selected by the American Association of Diabetes Educators to represent the USA in this program. During the World Diabetes Congress, young leaders meet and share stories about diabetes secretes and common obstacles from around the world. Lucas was elected chair of the North American and Caribbean Region by his cohort, which entails quarterly conference calls and helping a diverse range of projects all over the region from Haiti to Canada. Empowering, supporting and bringing awareness to the growing needs of people living with diabetes worldwide encompass the major themes of most projects.
The DASH globe highlights many young leaders and their projects. Below is a brief window into these amazing people.