Freo a true blue for diabetes cause

From top left, diabetes educators Saziso Ndlovu, Mahnaz Aghabozorgi, Ingrid Waltham,Tonina Clarke, Cathy Latino, councillor Jon Strachan,Pixie Barry, Kylie Connor and councillor Dave Hume.
From top left, diabetes educators Saziso Ndlovu, Mahnaz Aghabozorgi, Ingrid Waltham,Tonina Clarke, Cathy Latino, councillor Jon Strachan,Pixie Barry, Kylie Connor and councillor Dave Hume.

The City of Fremantle have agreed to light up the iconic buildings in the blue of the World Diabetes Day logo, joining other landmarks around the state in doing so, including the Perth Bell Tower and Perth Council House.

Hilton Community Health Centre clinical nurse and diabetes educator Kylie Connor said diabetes was a growing problem in Fremantle and the wider community.

‘There are a range of diabetes services across the city, including a comprehensive endocrinology service provided by Fremantle Hospital and Health Service and this event will help raise awareness for those living with the condition, their families, carers and the health professionals who support them,’ she said.

‘The theme for this year’s World Diabetes Day is education and prevention. As a diabetes educator, I see first-hand the impact diabetes has on people’s lives and events like this are a way of supporting those who are affected by the condition, while educating the community about diabetes prevention and treatment.’