Interview with Diabetes Youth Care: Supporting Young Ghanaians

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I recently connected with an organization in Ghana called Diabetes Youth Care (DYC), led by the wonderful Nana Ama Barnes. The mission of DYC is to support young people living with diabetes in Ghana and their families. DYC focuses on providing education and medical support to encourage personal growth, knowledge acquisition and independence.

Diabetes Youth Care was started because Nana Ama Barnes saw a gap in the resources for supporting young people with diabetes in Ghana. I’m so impressed by how far the organization has come in such a short amount of time and DYC is continuing to grow. They even hope to put on a camp for young people with diabetes next year and to expand across the whole of Ghana.

Diabetes Youth Care

I had so much fun meeting some of the young people on Skype. We chatted about all things diabetes and the differences and similarities of living with diabetes…

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