This just came up in my Instagram feed:

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I wasn’t sure whether it was hilarious or painfully true. Probably both, actually.

Health care is complicated and anyone who thinks otherwise (or has no idea just how complicated it is) has either never needed to use it and / or is a fool. And as confusing and complicated the system is here in Australia, I am so grateful that we are not in the terrifying situation is facing our diabetes friends in the US at the moment.

There are a lot of very impressive advocacy initiatives going on. I’ve been keeping a close eye on March for Health which you can read about here via their Facebook page.

I’m Sydney-bound for the Janssen HealtheVoices Conference. Janssen has run similar events in the US for a number of years now and I’m thrilled to be one of the online health advocates attending first Aussie version. There will be a number of diabetes advocates attending, but this is about far more than diabetes. You can follow along by checking out the hashtag #HealtheVoicesAU