(YWD) Youth With Diabetes ( NPO 057-954 PBO 93 0025 364) is a non-profit organisation that sets out to motivate and educate South African youth from all walks of life, who have Type 1 Diabetes.
The organisation was established in 2007 and has grown in numbers and support throughout the years.
Diabetes is a rapidly growing condition: two people are diagnosed with Diabetes every second. Diabetes fatalities are also on the rise as just as many South Africans are dying from, mis-managed diabetes care as HIV and AIDS. Diabetes awareness is often ignored and disregarded but the stats prove that there is a definite need for Diabetes awareness and support throughout the country especially in under developed areas and communities.
Our objectives are:
Our slogan “Life can be sweet” embodies our enthusiastic and positive attitude toward this condition. Our logo was especially designed to represent a lollipop, to dispel the common misconceptions about diabetes and emphasizes our slogan.
YWD relies solely on donations and sponsorship's to achieve our objectives and in turn save lives!