Diabetes Queensland unifies with Diabetes Australia
Diabetes Queensland (DQ) held an Extraordinary General Meeting of members in April 2021 and voted on the matter of unifying with Diabetes Australia (DA).
Following changes to the DA constitution, individual members of DQ become members of DA and relinquished their membership rights in DQ. The DQ constitution was amended so that the state body will continue to exist however it will have only one member, Diabetes Australia Ltd.
The burden of diabetes is increasing and the challenge is becoming more complex with changes in government policy, health system pressures and the expectations of society in general.
This merger will create a stronger unified organisation to elevate and improve the future of the diabetes agenda in Australia.
As a unified organisation they will have a much stronger voice to advocate with all levels of government on issues important to people living with diabetes and will be able to provide funds for research looking for better treatments and a possible future cure.
Taken from Diabetes QLD.