Renza Scibilia has lived with type 1 diabetes since April 1998. She is a well-known patient advocate and peer leader for people with diabetes and promotes a patient-centred approach to healthcare, and in the development of diabetes information, resources and technologies.
Renza works for a national diabetes organisation and is a regular speaker at health conferences in Australia and around the world. She is a well-known member of the diabetes online community. She co-founded the #OzDOC community for Australians with diabetes. Renza is well-versed in social media, its influence on people with chronic health conditions and application in peer support.
She is the creator/author of one of Australias most widely-read patient blogs, Diabetogenic, (www.diabetogenic.wordpress.com) and lives in Melbourne Australia.