– To provide service to people with diabetes and others interested in diabetes
– To undertake activities that promote the general well-being of people with diabetes or are at risk of diabetes
– To strive to remove prejudice and ignorance concerning diabetes.
This would be through raising awareness and to provide education, counselling and support to people with diabetes, their families and the community in order to empower them to lead a healthy and productive life.
Intended use of funds through the YFC 2018 programme
Diabetes Singapore has made considerable progress in the area of diabetes management for patients and caregivers, with the services and support systems that it has set up in place. Now, DS would like to venture into the aspect of preventive diabetes management, as more and more Singapore are actually suspect to diabetes unbeknownst to them, and DS would like to raise their awareness about this, and assist them in preventive measure.
Engaging and involving the YFC participants
The YFC teams would serve as important forerunners in this novel approach of preventive diabetes management, as after the YFC team members have interacted well with DS’patients and caregivers, YFC members would be well equipped with testimonials and experiences to share with the general public, communicating the important message of preventive management of impending diabetes