Type 1 diabetes often occurs during childhood, adolescence and teen years, but can start at any time. Type 2 diabetes is less common in children but they can develop it when their insulin is not working properly.

YT1 WARRIORS is Diabetes South Africa’s National Children and Youth Outreach Programme.

It is run by DSA, volunteer moms, young adults and teens. The focus is to assist children and youth who have Type 1 diabetes and their parents. This is done through events, camps, groups, and tools to cope with the challenges of managing diabetes. 

Education on Type 1 diabetes is also presented at schools and through the media.

To find out more, contact DSA and donate or join one of the groups around South Africa. Check out our YT1 Warriors Youth Page on our website to meet some of us and see what we are up to.