An important part of what we do at Diabetes NSW and ACT is to advocate on behalf of people living with diabetes. This is not always about diabetes!
When someone is diagnosed with diabetes, they are diagnosed with more than a medical condition. There are many other hurdles and issues that they are faced with. Some of these are unique to the person, but most are faced by many other people also living with diabetes.
By bringing people together as a community, we want to be able to identify common problems and issues, and work to make changes in our community.
Common areas are discrimination, access to services, education, insurance, and workplace issues. We can work to resolve these issues on an individual level, but we can also collate the experiences and voices of our members to make a strong and loud argument to our Governments and agencies.
Our ability to effectively advocate for changes depends on hearing your voice, so we want to invite you to share your experiences with us. If there is a situation in your daily life where you face additional pressures, please let us know in this thread, and help us to shape change.