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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 info@diabetesqld.org.au

 

Meet our ambassadors:

  • Steph Slade - Type 1 - Brisbane

    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 two...

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  • Isabella Magee - Type 1 - Brisbane

    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...

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  • Hassan Mohamed - Type 1 - Brisbane

    Hassan Mohamed - Type 1 - Brisbane

    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, attend...

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  • Beryl Andriske - Type 1 - Brisbane

    Beryl Andriske - Type 1 - Brisbane

    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...

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  • Dylan Vickers - Type 1 - Brisbane

    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 three...

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  • Arthur Clapp - Type 2 - Townsville

    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 but I was...

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  • Peter Rogash - Type 2 - Hervey Bay

    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 says he's...

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  • 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...

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  • David Russell - Type 2 - Toowoomba

    David Russell - Type 2 - Toowoomba

    David is 69 and was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 20 years ago.   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 diagnosed.   "I controlled my diet...

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  • Glenn Lewis - Type 2 - Logan

    Glenn Lewis - Type 2 - Logan

    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....

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