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To diabetes carers and supporters – what would we do without you?

By all staff at Diabetes Victoria
20 October 2017

To diabetes carers and supporters – what would we do without you?

Life would be a lot harder, that’s for sure.

During National Diabetes Week this year, we had the pleasure to recognise 53 people in Victoria, who had lived with diabetes for over 50 years; including 16 who have lived with diabetes for 60 years, 1 for 70 years and 1 for 80 years!
2017 Kellion Victory Medall Recipients and their carers

The Kellion Victory Medals are a wonderful way for us to honour those that have lived long lives with diabetes, but it is also a way for us to acknowledge the priceless contribution that carers make to the health and general wellbeing of people living with diabetes.

Carers come in many forms and are not necessarily there to look after a person; they might provide support, friendship, advice, or simply be there for the person when they need. Carers can include friends, neighbours, husbands, wives, siblings, children, parents, grandchildren, anyone in the community, as well as healthcare professionals.

They all have one thing in common – they are generous with their time, love and commitment, and we are extremely grateful for their support.

Here, we would like to share a few of the heart-warming quotes from our Kellion Victory Medal awardees, about their carers.

Thank you again to all the wonderful carers and supporters of people living with diabetes in Victoria, we would not be where we are without you.