On July 27, members of Diabetes Tasmania voted overwhelmingly in favour of unifying with Diabetes Australia to create a stronger voice for people living with diabetes. This vote followed the footsteps of Diabetes NSW & ACT and Diabetes Queensland who had already voted and unified with Diabetes Australia in late April 2021. Joining the group is now also two national diabetes Health Professional Organisations (the Australian Diabetes Society and Australian Diabetes Educators Association) who held their vote and unified with Diabetes Australia on August 12.
Diabetes Tasmania’s CEO, Caroline Wells said this is a very positive step forward for the diabetes community in Tasmania.
“As a more unified national organisation we will have greater opportunity to raise much needed funds to support more diabetes research, diabetes services and advocacy.”
“Importantly, very little will change for you at the local level. Members will still have access to local events and services and continue to receive the information, including Circle magazine, and the support we know they value so much.”
President and Board Chair of Diabetes Australia, Dr Michael Stanford AM said this unification is all about having a stronger, more united voice for diabetes in Australia.
You can read the full media release about the unification on Diabetes Australia’s website here.