Youth Diabetes Action

Founded by Joanna Hotung in 2001, Youth Diabetes Action is dedicated to supporting children and young people with diabetes and their families through education, events, funding and raising public awareness

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While its events cultivate a community and support network among people dealing with diabetes, Youth Diabetes Action also runs a formal mentor programme that matches experienced members with newly diagnosed patients and their families.

Youth Diabetes Action offers a range of resources to patients, from useful information to financial aid. Some needy patients (children or students up to the age of 25) can apply to the organisation’s financial assistance programme to receive money for their medical supplies.

Since many schools are not well-informed about diabetes in children, the organisation also has a school care plan for teachers. Youth Diabetes Action’s membership consists of children and adults with diabetes, parents and medical professionals.