The pair have helped people with type 2 diabetes in the Yanchep and Two Rocks area by providing information, social support and friendship for several years.
�Diabetes affects many people in our community,� Mrs Sims said.
�Being part of a support group can positively affect how they react to the diagnosis and how they feel about their diabetes.
�A type 2 diabetes diagnosis is life-changing � we want them to know that they are not alone; that we do care.�
Diabetes WA chief executive Andrew Wagstaff said diabetes was the fastest-growing chronic condition in Australia.
According to him, the rates in Yanchep and Two Rocks are above the national average.
�Len and June�s dedication to support and participate in their local community is significant,� he said.
�We commend them for leading the way in showing the community they support that a few simple steps can go a long way in minimising the impact of diabetes.�
The award was one of eight honours presented during the Diabetes WA Excellence Awards last month.