Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Bec, talks about how she lives a life with no limits as a Type 1 Diabetic. She has twice swum solo across the 20-kilometre Rottnest Channel, sailed across the Atlantic, and become a SCUBA dive guide to prove it!
Bec is the CEO of the Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre in Western Australia, an Australia-first centre for people with type 1 diabetes. Diagnosed with type 1 in 2001, Bec believes that there are no limits on a life with type 1 diabetes, and she has twice swum solo across the 20-kilometre Rottnest Channel, sailed across the Atlantic, and become a SCUBA dive guide to prove it.
She manages her type 1 with multiple daily injections, a low carbohydrate diet, frequent connection with the type 1 tribe and plenty of active living.
Bec holds qualifications in Law and Arts, a Masters in Public Health, and a Diploma of Business (Governance). She is an Adjunct Research Fellow at Curtin University, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Community Directors and a Fellow of Leadership WA. She is the only Australian to have been selected as one of the 100 Fellows of the global Facebook Community Leadership Program.
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