|Name of NEC member:
|Region within South Africa:
||Pretoria, South Africa
|Task team(s) involved in:
||Executive, Camps, Educational Material
|Date of birth:
||2 January 1991
|Year of diabetes diagnosis:
||Studying MSc Clinical Epidemiology in diabetes research at the University of Pretoria
|How did you become involved in YWD?
||I was invited on YWD’s first camp back in 2005, and then participated in a Youth Leader training
|What do you believe is the biggest issue in diabetes in South Africa?
||A lack of diabetes education and long waiting times to see a doctor/nurse are huge issues in diabetes. Also testing strips are not on tender, thus the availability is limited and non-standardised.
|What do you plan to achieve for 2014/15 in YWD as an NEC member?
||I wish to apply for YWD to become a member association of the International Diabetes Federation and also to increase our presence in schools.