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Lets Break The Cycle Of Diabetes Says Colin Mitchell

Updated: Oct 12, 2021

We all know that the last couple of years have been tough with covid, lockdowns and adapting to the online environment, all whilst managing diabetes. Colin Mitchell is a Wemba Wemba\Goring Goring man from Echuca who is the aboriginal liaison officer with Diabetes Victoria. Colin states, “My Passion is diabetes & I want to ensure my people know how to manage it & also prevent it. To see so many of my people, not having a Good Quality of life due to not knowing how to manage their diabetes is one cycle I am determined to break”. Colin returns to 3knd to yarn about “Lets Yarn about Diabetes” campaign, commencing from the 12th of this month.

ABSTARR consulting, a 100% Black business, will be conducting one on interviews or small focus groups across October to have a yarn about how we can better support you and your community.

The first focus groups kick off next week with the Loddon Mallee Region, followed by Dandenong and District, Metropolitan Melbourne and then a state-wide consultation on the 27 October for women who have or have had gestational diabetes. You will receive a $25 or $50 gift voucher for participating.

If you live outside of these areas, you can share your thoughts through our online survey. If you would like to participate in the focus groups, interviews or surveys, please contact Eugenia at ABSTARR consulting at .

Diabetes Victoria and VACCHO want to hear what you have to say if you are a Victorian Aboriginal person living with or affected by type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes. Join us for an online focus group and have your say if you are a Koori community member: Living with or affected by diabetes Who is a parent or caregiver of someone who lives with diabetes.

To join, register your details here:


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