Meet the YLD Committee

The YLD Committee is composed of the YLD Chair, the YLD Deputy Chair, and a Representative and Representative-elect from each of the seven IDF regions. Its role is to act as a bridge between the YLD members and the IDF Executive Office and to coordinate the regional work.

Chair and Deputy Chair:

 Dario Rahelić



Dario rahelic website  

Chair, IDF YLD Programme
Dario Rahelic, physician, internal medicine specialist, endocrinologist and diabetologist has been engaged in clinical practice for 14 years in Croatia. He is Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders at Dubrava University Hospital, Zagreb, Croatia; President of the Croatian Society for Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders of the Croatian Medical Association; Executive Committee Member of the Diabetes and Nutrition Study Group of EASD, the Croatian Endocrine Society, the Croatian Society for Obesity and the Croatian Society for Endocrine Oncology. He is Secretary of the IDF Europe Region Board.


Glynis Beaton


Glynis website  

Deputy Chair, IDF YLD Programme
As President of the Guyana Diabetic Association since 2007, Glynis Beaton conducts numerous workshops, talk shows and outreach activities in her country. Her professional life in the Mining Industry also gives her the opportunity to reach people in the rural areas. Glynis has developed a strong relationship between her Association and the Ministry of Public Health through the Chronic Disease Unit and PAHO/WHO. She has been working with young people since April 2003, when she was elected General Secretary of the YWCA in Guyana. Glynis is also currently part of the IDF Board as Regional Chair for the North America and Caribbean Region.


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