In many hospitals in Ghana, adolescents and youth with chronic diseases are usually managed in the same setting as the adults. The age differences between them and the adults also create some cultural barriers. With this, most young people with chronic diseases would either come to the hospital close to closing time or would have very poor compliance to their various treatment regimens.

With this in mind, Diabetes Youth Care was set up in October 2012 in the Western Region at the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital to manage such patients separately to improve the quality of life for children, teens and families affected by diabetes. Diabetes YouthCare provides education and medical support to encourage personal growth, knowledge acquisition and independence.

“Benefits: Access to Doctors and other health personnel to answer questions.”

Our Target

Young people living with diabetes in Ghana under the age of 30 are encouraged to register as full members of the group.
Parents and Guardians with children under the age of 30 are also encouraged to register their wards as full members of the group.
Health Professionals with clients under the age of 30 living with diabetes are encouraged to register them on this website.
If you are older than 30 and living with diabetes you are also encouraged to register as associate members of the group.
Anyone who does not meet the criteria as stated above and wishes to join and learn more about diabetes care is encouraged to register and would be enrolled as Friends of DYC.

Benefits of registering:

  • Update on the latest in diabetes management.
  • Access to local cuisines suitable for healthy living
  • Access to Doctors and other health personnel to answer questions.
  • Guides to health facilities in your locality which offer diabetes care.
  • Networking with other groups who support diabetes care.