Dee manages the Vision Initiative, a health promotion program on eye health and vision care in Victoria. Her tertiary studies include a Bachelor of Arts (Japanese)/Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management), Health Promotion studies at Monash University and is Prince2 qualified. Her public health background was developed at the Victorian Department of Health as a Senior Project Officer/Project Manager in the areas of sexual health, tobacco control, mental health promotion, evidence and evaluation and health strategy development where she played an instrumental role in the development of the Victorian Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2011-2015, the States guiding public health, health promotion and health prevention plan.

It’s not all doom and gloom!

At 32 you don’t expect to be told that you’re at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Following a Work Health Check last year, some questions about diabetes in my family, and a waist measurement, I was told that my over indulgence over the years, growing serving sizes, and inactivity has placed me at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the future.

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