Why the name Twice Diabetes?
Good question, well this site was originally developed with a partner in crime from the diabetes world. There were two of us and we’d worked on D stuff together before so twice diabetes….yeah we’d probably had one too (or is that two?) many glasses of wine when we came up with the name and concept. So life got busier for both or us and some of our ideas diverged and now I’m just one type 1 blogging, still pondering whether to rebrand.
Melinda Seed has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney and a Master of Arts in Communication Management from UTS. She has spent most of her career as a Chartered Accountant assisting not-for-profit entities in the health and education sector manage their finances and other resources.
Melinda abandoned Board meetings and annual reports in 2011 to pursue her passion for writing and education. She completed yet another degree (M. Teach at Sydney University) and now works as a freelance teacher and writer.
Melinda does not remember a life without diabetes, having been diagnosed at just 16 months old. In addition to serving as the Treasurer and a spokesperson for the Type 1 Diabetes Network for over ten years, Melinda has written or edited a variety of diabetes related resources, represented people with diabetes on national television and radio and has served on Diabetes Australia and Diabetes Australia NSW Advisory Committees for Young Adults with type 1 diabetes. and was recently the chair of the ADEA Diabetes Research Foundation. For the last two years I have attended the ADS-ADEA Australasian Diabetes Congress as part of the Diabetes Australia Peoples Voice project. At the 2018 conference I presented a session at the ADEA symposium on co-design in diabetes.