Diabetes Queensland Ambassadors Program

Individual stories bring statistics and health education to life.


We are committed to personalising diabetes so that the public and decisionmakers keep all types of diabetes in the forefront of community interest and policy development.The more people who know about diabetes and its effects, the more community support we can garner.


The Diabetes Queensland Ambassadors Program has marshalled people who are willing to tell their stories in the media, at speaking opportunities, and support Diabetes Queensland in our efforts to care for Queenslanders with all types of diabetes.


If you are interested in becoming an ambassador for Diabetes Queensland, please contact us on  1800 177 055 or


Meet our ambassadors:

  • Steph Slade - Type 1

    Steph Slade - Type 1

    Brisbane Stephanie Slade, (centre), has lived with type 1 diabetes for 16 years.     Steph, 47, was the official Diabetes Queensland Community Ambassador for the Griffith Sport Toohey Trail Run 2018.   "I only started running three years ago and have participated in the last...

  • Isabella Magee - Type 1

    Isabella Magee - Type 1

    Brisbane   Isabella Magee, 21, is a journalism student majoring in health.   She's interested in history, philosophy and how she can make a positive difference in the world. She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2009 when she was...

  • Dylan Vickers - Type 1

    Dylan Vickers - Type 1

    Brisbane Dylan Vickers, 11, is the 2019 Class President of Year 6 at his Brisbane school and a member of the School Student Council. Dylan won the election by pledging to use his leadership to raise funds to find a cure for diabetes. Dylan was diagnosed in September 2018, and is the youngest of...

  • Arthur Clapp - Type 2

    Arthur Clapp - Type 2

    Townsville Arthur Clapp, 70, from Townsville worked on the railways for 41 years, for most of that time as a train driver.   Then diabetes cost him 65% of the vision in his left eye, which lost him his job.   "I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 1992. I knew something was wrong...

  • Peter Rogash - Type 2

    Peter Rogash - Type 2

    Hervey Bay Peter Rogash, 71,  is a retired truck driver who got himself into trouble living la vida loca.   "I had a really great time doing it," he said. "But I didn't look after myself."   Peter was diagnosed with type 2 in 2013 or so, and since then has given up smoking. He...

  • Elizabeth Mosely- Type 2 - Brisbane

    Elizabeth Mosely- Type 2 - Brisbane

    Elizabeth Mosely, 75, started to paint in 2000 and she describes it as "a whole new world opened to me".   Diagnosed with type 2 four or five years ago, Elizabeth lives with a neuro-muscular disorder, one kidney, a pacemaker and more, but she describes her life as "full of...