My Diabetes Inklings

Being a health advocate

Over the weekend, I attended Australia + New Zealand’s very first Health eVoices Conference. The conference has been running for a few years in the US (where I once received an accidental invite because they thought I lived in Melbourne, Florida. But that’s another story). Health eVoices aims to bring health advocates with an online presence together to network and discuss the future of online advocacy.

Disclaimer: As Health eVoices was sponsored by Janssen, they paid for my flights, meals and accommodation during the conference. Although I haven’t been asked to write about it, this is something I have chosen to do and these are my thoughts and opinions. Continue reading “Being a health advocate”

My Diabetes Inklings

Switching Off The Advocate

My life revolves around diabetes. I live with it, research it and work with it. I can’t think of anything else I’d rather be doing since my diagnosis. Working in healthcare often means teaching others more about the condition they live with and finding ways to empower them to manage their own health. As such, I’m more than happy to chat about diabetes and my experiences. But there are also times where I need to pick my battles. Continue reading “Switching Off The Advocate”

My Diabetes Inklings

International Women’s Day

Today we celebrate the achievements of women around the world and how far the world has come when it comes to women’s rights. We still have a long way to go, but I’m grateful for where we are now. International Women’s Day is a good day to remind ourselves of the sacrifices our pioneers made in standing up for women. It’s a time to reflect on how lucky we have things today and how much further we have to go. Continue reading “International Women’s Day”