Our Awards

Diabetes NSW recognises the valuable contribution that is made by many individuals who dedicate their lives to the diabetes cause. Without the ongoing support and dedication of our volunteers, local groups and people in the community, the wide-reaching work of Diabetes NSW would not be possible.

To show our appreciation for the ongoing commitment people have to the diabetes cause, we give several awards including the:

  • Sir Kempson Maddox award which acknowledges the work that will impact people who are living with and at risk of diabetes; and
  • Kellion Victory awards which recognise what is possible while living with diabetes, and provides the opportunity to celebrate some significant milestones while living with diabetes.

These awards offer an opportunity to publicly acknowledge deserving individuals who go out of their way to raise awareness and support people living with diabetes in New South Wales.

For more information about the awards, contact 1300 136 588.

Our awards show our appreciation for
the ongoing commitment people have to the diabetes cause

Sir Kempson Maddox Award

The Sir Kempson Maddox Award has been awarded annually since 1985 and is Diabetes NSW’s most prestigious award. This award is presented to someone who has made a significant contribution to the diabetes movement and towards helping improve the lives of people living with diabetes.

The award honours the work of Sir John Kempson Maddox, who was the Australian physician who set up one of the first cross-disciplinary diabetes clinics at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, founded The Diabetic Association of Australia and was a pioneer in diabetes treatment in the 1930s. Sir John’s medical expertise in diabetes and cardiology saw him Knighted in 1968 for services to medicine.

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Kellion Victory Awards

The Kellion Victory Awards are presented throughout the year to acknowledge people who have lived with type 1 diabetes for 50, 60 and 70+ years.

Recipients of the Kellion Victory Award will receive a medal, pin and a framed certificate.

People who have cared for the Kellion Victory Award winner are also acknowledged for their ongoing dedication and support during the ceremony and they receive a Kellion Carer Award.