We’re unifying with Diabetes AustraliaFriday, 11 February 2022
In April 2021 members of Diabetes NSW & ACT voted yes to a merger with Diabetes Australia.
This was a really positive outcome as it paved the way for the creation of a strong national organisation working to shape the future of diabetes care in Australia, while continuing to deliver the local programs, services and news.
Other diabetes organisations who have also since voted to join with Diabetes Australia include Diabetes Queensland, Diabetes Tasmania, Australian Diabetes Society and Australian Diabetes Educators Association.
The first step in the creation of a unified Diabetes Australia was the appointment of a new Group CEO. This role was taken up by Justine Cain who joined the organisation in late 2021. With more than two decades leadership experience Justine is focused on ensuring Diabetes Australia has a positive and lasting impact on the lives of Australians living with diabetes.
Coming together as the new Diabetes Australia
While the transition is underway you may receive communications from both organisations.
Our teams are working through how we will merge systems, processes, programs and services to ensure that our community is not inconvenienced and continues to receive the service and support they need.
What this means for you
There are no changes to the services you receive from us as a result of this announcement. We look forward to sharing more information about the unification and its benefits with you over the coming year.
New and existing members will now join Diabetes Australia. As your local branch, Diabetes NSW & ACT will manage your membership on behalf of Diabetes Australia and will be here to help and support you when you need us. Diabetes Australia will work for all members by:
- advocating with all levels of government on issues important to the diabetes community,
- supporting diabetes research,
- providing a supportive community, that connects you to others living with diabetes, and
- delivering events and information to help you manage your diabetes and live well.
When you join the Diabetes Australia Member Community you have the best of both worlds. You have access to local events, services and information, while being part of a large and strong national organisation working for all people living with diabetes.