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DiaLeb: Offering support for people with diabetes

1 September 2021 | Member Stories

Catalyst 2030 member, Dialeb

DiaLeb targets people of all ages in Lebanon who are affected by diabetes through educational programmes, support groups and fundraising to make medication available for those who need it most.

Sustainable Development Goal targets

SDG 3 Good health and well-being SDG 5 Gender Equality SDG 17 Partnerships for the goals

Social entrepreneurs are known for finding solutions for society’s problems. What is the problem that you are addressing, and what is your solution?

There is a gap in support groups for young adults as well as adults whose diagnosis happened when they were young adults. DiaLeb started creating support groups to fill the gap, which have had a positive impact on patients and on their families.  Additionally, Dialeb has programmes in schools, universities and communities that work with prevention as well as management of diabetes. Moreover, due to the economic collapse in recent years, availability and affordability of medication in Lebanon has become increasingly limited. In response, DiaLeb created the Diabetes Relief initiative which raises funds to purchase and donate medication to those who need it most.

What do you see as the benefit of your Catalyst 2030 membership?

Catalyst is a worldwide inclusive platform for social entrepreneurs, thus, networking and sharing ideas among members are the biggest benefits. The ability to participate in initiatives from the other side of the world is also a benefit.

Are you collaborating with any other Catalyst 2030 members?

Yes. We are collaborating with multiple members on different projects. Firstly, we are working with other Catalyst 2030 members on the Healing Trees project. We find this initiative to be wonderful because it connects us all positively. For this project, DiaLeb will be planting trees in two municipalities in Lebanon on the same days that other members will be planting in other countries around the world. The second collaboration is with another member from the Lebanon Chapter.

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