Posts in category: peer support
My Wish For the Diabetes Community In 2019

Let’s have more collaboration and less disconnect. Organisations, healthcare professionals, researchers, pharmaceuticals, industry, people with diabetes and people connected to diabetes. We are all doing amazing things. We all want the same thing, too!…

#HealtheVoicesAU 2018

Last weekend, I was lucky enough to get to Sydney to attend HealtheVoices (which I learned is actually spoken more like ‘healthy voices’ rather than ‘health-e-voices’). After seeing the wild popularity of this conference among folks in the diabetes com…

My Diabetes Family

Diabetes is an incredibly isolating condition to live with. Nobody around me can see the relentless decision making, thought processes and feelings that I am left to deal with on my own. To add to that, I do most of the housework including finger prick…

Championing the Consumer Voice

I walked away from the Australasian Diabetes Congress feeling that consumers had an even bigger impact than last year. This was my second year attending the joint Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Diabetes Society (ADS) and the Australian Dia…

Day 3 at the Australasian Diabetes Congress

Day 3 at the Australasian Diabetes Congress kicked off today with breakfast at the Adelaide Central Markets. I was absolutely flattered that Renza sacrificed participating in the 6.45am Novo Nordisk Fun Run to join myself, Ashley and Bionic Wookiee Dav…

Remembering My ‘Why.’

I often marvel at just how much I’ve gained from being a part of the diabetes community. From talking to people connected to diabetes, to being my own advocate in my diabetes care, raising my voice, asking questions, attending local diabetes events and…