Diabetes Queensland Ambassadors Program
Individual stories bring statistics and health education to
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
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 email@example.com
Meet our ambassadors:
Stephanie Slade, (centre), has lived with type 1 diabetes for 16
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 two...
Isabella Magee, 21, is a journalism student majoring in
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...
Hassan Mohamed is a 22-year-old Queenslander who has lived with
type 1 diabetes since 2005.
Hassan contacted Diabetes Queensland to enquire about our
Ambassadors Program, which is gathering a group of diabetes
warriors throughout Queensland to be spokespeople, give speeches,
Beryl Andriske was
diagnosed with type 1 in 1958 when she was 10 years old.
She said attending an OzDAFNE (Dose Adjustment for Normal
Eating) course in 2008 changed her life.
"I think the flexibility it allows is amazing," Beryl said.
"Knowing how to adjust my insulin intake and...
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 three...
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 but I was...
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 says he's...
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...
David is 69 and was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 20 years
Both his mother and grandmother lived with diabetes.
"I was overweight and deskbound," David said of his life before
diabetes. He was well-advised by his doctor when he was
"I controlled my diet...
Glenn Lewis, 67, was a natural athlete in his youth but working
as an instrument control engineer and production manager at
chemical and manufacturing plants, while raising five children with
his wife Jan, didn't leave much time for exercise.
He was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2016....