Season 5’s Elliott Yamin will be a special guest at the 20th World Diabetes Congress on Wednesday, October 21. Sharing his first hand experiences as a diabetic, Elliott will discuss living with diabetes and how to educate people through music. His speaking engagement is from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM at the Palais des Congrès de MontrĂ©al in Montreal, Canada.
The World Diabetes Congress is the premier gathering of the global diabetes community, and the event is held every other year. Elliott participated in World Diabetes Day on November 14, 2007, where he was joined by children with diabetes for a performance of the song “Promise to Remember Me” in the United Nation’s Rose Garden. Elliott is involved with a number of diabetes charities including Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Promise to Remember Me Campaign, and Diabetes Creative Expression Competition.
In a past interview with Diabetes Health, Elliot told kids “to stay positive. Make time for your diabetes and be aware of your body…Anyone with diabetes can have a normal life. It makes me so happy that I’m showing kids and teenagers that they should absolutely go for their dreams.”
Elliott just returned from his tour overseas singing to the US troops. Read more about his USO performances.   


Thank you so much Lauren at American Idol.com for posting this!!!

Elliott Yamin twitter about the World Diabetes Congress and he said it was a awesome time.  It is good to hear because I am from Toronto, Ontario Canada which is not too far from Montreal.  We love Elliott here!!