Samantha Seet

Singapore

YLD Trainee 2020-2021

I am a 21 year old undergraduate who is majoring in Communications at the  University at Buffalo. I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when I was 14. Since my diagnosis, I actively volunteer in KKH Diabetic Support Group and was involved in the planning and execution of some events that  mainly targeted children and adolescents. In Singapore, there isn't a clear distinction of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes and I've received weird stares from others when I'm taking my jabs or checking my blood glucose in public. I hope to be able to raise awareness for Type 1 Diabetes in Singapore and I hope that joining the YLD Programme will allow me to get to know more people from other countries. I think that the YLD Programme is a great opportunity for young advocates and like-minded individuals to share their ideas and eventually better serve their communities.

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