Group united on diabetes
MOSMAN Park resident Tammy Moran is taking the world stage to advocate for Australians living with diabetes at World Diabetes Congress.
Diabetes WA ambassador Ms Moran represented Australian diabetics in Vancouver at the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Young Leaders in Diabetes program.
She said she was “extremely overwhelmed and honoured” to be voted Regional Chair Elect for the Western Pacific region in December.
“To be a spokeswoman for diabetes is so very humbling,” she said.
“While Australia is an amazing country, we still have our part to play in making sure every single person living with diabetes is supported and that they fully understand what this condition entails.”
The Young Leaders in Diabetes program raises awareness for diabetes and encourages council members to counter discrimination and advocate access to medication and technology.
Ms Moran, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was eight, will work with current regional chair for two years to support and facilitate diabetes advocacy in the Western Pacific region.
“There are sensational people who are already changing government policies, individuals’ minds and their country’s view point on diabetes – young minds who are designing and selling diabetes equipment and those who are heavily into research,” she said.
“We are a powerful, energetic and passionate group of people from around the world and we are united in our cause.”
Ms Moran said one of her goals was to see each of the 26 countries in the IDF Western Pacific region represented at the next World Diabetes Congress.
Diabetes WA ambassador Tammy Moran.