Who Am I?

Hi, I’m Ashley from Melbourne, Australia. In February 2009, I was diagnosed with diabetes. Since then, the classification of my diabetes has been a mystery my endo is yet to solve. For now, let’s just say I have type 1b diabetes, which is insulin deficiency with an unknown cause.

Apart from being pancreatically challenged, I’m a diabetes researcher, lecturer and a dietitian. My research interests include the use of social media and co-design as part of healthcare and diabetes education and supporting young adults living with diabetes. I’m also the co-founder and director of Beta Change.

Welcome to my story.