Meet the BCV

The IDF Blue Circle Voices (BCV) network currently comprises of 101 individuals living with or affected by diabetes in 46 countries across the seven regions of IDF. Learn more about all the voices represented in the network by clicking on the links below.

  • Abdul Hakim Aziz

    Abdul Hakim Aziz

    Living with type 2 diabetes since 2012 and carer of a person with type 2 diabetes Afghanistan Read more
  • Adrianna Maciejczyk

    Adrianna Maciejczyk

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 2010 Poland Read more
  • Aisha Lawal

    Aisha Lawal

    Carer of a person living with type 1 diabetes since 2006 Nigeria Read more
  • Alexandra Costa

    Alexandra Costa

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 1995 Portugal Read more
  • Aminath Abdul Rahman

    Aminath Abdul Rahman

    Person living with type 1 diabetes since 1996 Maldives Read more
  • Amine Alemdar

    Amine Alemdar

    Living with type 2 diabetes since 1996 Turkey Read more
  • Anastasiia Sumenko

    Anastasiia Sumenko

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 2013 Russia Read more
  • Aniceth Muchunguzi

    Aniceth Muchunguzi

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 2013 Tanzania Read more
  • Anna Norton

    Anna Norton

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 1993 United States Read more
  • Anne Ahere Coulibaly

    Anne Ahere Coulibaly

    80% of her family live with diabetes Cote D'Ivoire Read more
  • Barb Wagstaff

    Barb Wagstaff

    Carer of a person living with type 1 diabetes since 2000 Canada Read more
  • Basem Futa

    Basem Futa

    Living with type 2 diabetes since 1994 Saudi Arabia Read more
  • Bastian Hauck

    Bastian Hauck

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 1997 Germany Read more
  • Bernard Enyia

    Bernard Enyia

    Living with type 2 diabetes since 2008 Nigeria Read more
  • Betsy Ray

    Betsy Ray

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 1966, and a relative of someone with type 1 diabetes United States Read more
  • Brigitte Papayannakis

    Brigitte Papayannakis

    Person living with type 2 diabetes since 2016 Germany Read more
  • Bruna Talita Patricio

    Bruna Talita Patricio

    Bruna Talita Patricio Brazil Read more
  • Bruno Helman

    Bruno Helman

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 2013 Brazil Read more
  • Carlos Alberto Otero Linares

    Carlos Alberto Otero Linares

    Living with type 2 diabetes since 2001 Peru Read more
  • Carol Hendricks

    Carol Hendricks

    History of gestational diabetes (1983), now living with type 2 diabetes South Africa Read more
  • Chia-Hung Lin

    Chia-Hung Lin

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 1988 Taiwan Read more
  • Clarissa Solari Grolero

    Clarissa Solari Grolero

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 1982 and diabetes educator at the Asociación de Diabéticos del Uruguay Uruguay Read more
  • Claudia Labate

    Claudia Labate

    Person living with type 1 diabetes since 1998 Brazil Read more
  • Delphine Arduini

    Delphine Arduini

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 1994 France Read more
  • Doaa Abd Elfattah

    Doaa Abd Elfattah

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 2003 Egypt Read more
  • Eileen Ann Pringle

    Eileen Ann Pringle

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 2007 South Africa Read more
  • Elise Douglas

    Elise Douglas

    Carer of a person living with type 1 diabetes since 2004 United States Read more
  • Erika Bezerra Parente

    Erika Bezerra Parente

    History of gestational diabetes (2009 and 2012) Brazil Read more
  • Fathimath Asila Mohamed

    Fathimath Asila Mohamed

    Person living with bronze diabetes since 2012 Maldives Read more
  • Feruza Takhirova

    Feruza Takhirova

    Granddaughter, daughter and niece of people living with type 2 diabetes Uzbekistan Read more
  • Firmin Kodjo Nouama

    Firmin Kodjo Nouama

    Living with type 2 diabetes since 2012 Cote D'Ivoire Read more
  • Formbuh Deric Nkimbeng

    Formbuh Deric Nkimbeng

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 2004 Cameroon Read more
  • Frédéric Paliwoda

    Frédéric Paliwoda

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 1997 France Read more
  • Gabriel Alejandro Molinero Mayorga

    Gabriel Alejandro Molinero Mayorga

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 2013 Ecuador Read more
  • George Eugene

    George Eugene

    Person living with type 2 diabetes since 2000 Saint Lucia Read more
  • Geraud René Kassi

    Geraud René Kassi

    Living with type 2 diabetes since 2014 Cote D'Ivoire Read more
  • Gianni Hong

    Gianni Hong

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 2008 Taiwan Read more
  • Glynis Beaton

    Glynis Beaton

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 1992 Guyana Read more
  • Gopika Krishnan

    Gopika Krishnan

    History of gestational diabetes India Read more
  • Heather Koga

    Heather Koga

    Living with type 2 diabetes since 2013 Zimbabwe Read more
  • Hyo-Kyung Ryu

    Hyo-Kyung Ryu

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 2015 Korea (South) Read more
  • Jacqueline Van Blerk

    Jacqueline Van Blerk

    History of gestational diabetes and carer of a person living with type 1 diabetes since 2012 New Zealand Read more
  • Janelle Alexander Dupre

    Janelle Alexander Dupre

    History of gestational diabetes (2012) Saint Lucia Read more
  • Judi Moylan

    Judi Moylan

    President and Chair of the Board at Diabetes Australia and Retired Parliamentarian (1993-2013) Australia Read more
  • Juliana Baptista

    Juliana Baptista

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 1987 Brazil Read more
  • Julie Seow

    Julie Seow

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 1983 Singapore Read more
  • Kawtar Belkhadir

    Kawtar Belkhadir

    History of gestational diabetes (2016) Morocco Read more
  • Kawter Esheenn

    Kawter Esheenn

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 2004 Libya Read more
  • Kelley Kent

    Kelley Kent

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 1993 United States Read more
  • Kelly Kunik

    Kelly Kunik

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 1977. Daughter, sister, niece, and cousin of people living with type 1 and 2 diabetes United States Read more
  • Kui Shu

    Kui Shu

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 1977 China Read more
  • Lana Nasser El Di

    Lana Nasser El Di

    History of gestational diabetes (2012) Palestine Read more
  • Liliana Tieri

    Liliana Tieri

    Mother and carer of a person with type 1 diabetes Argentina Read more
  • Marcelo Gónzalez Guzmán

    Marcelo Gónzalez Guzmán

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 1986 Chile Read more
  • Mário Márcio Ferreira de Barros

    Mário Márcio Ferreira de Barros

    Person living with type 1 diabetes since 2006 Brazil Read more
  • Mario Raúl Jubín Crispieri

    Mario Raúl Jubín Crispieri

    Living with type 2 diabetes since 2008 Uruguay Read more
  • Marwa Abd El-Salam

    Marwa Abd El-Salam

    Person living with type 1 diabetes since 1990 Egypt Read more
  • Melanie Stephenson

    Melanie Stephenson

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001 United Kingdom Read more
  • Mila Ferrer

    Mila Ferrer

    Carer of a person living with type 1 diabetes since 2006 United States Read more
  • Mohamed Hamid

    Mohamed Hamid

    Living with type 2 diabetes since 2007 Morocco Read more
  • Mohammed Al-Saadi

    Mohammed Al-Saadi

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 1990 Qatar Read more
  • Mouna Haraoui

    Mouna Haraoui

    Founder and President of the Chronic Care Center, an NGO focused on treatment of type 1 diabetes in Lebanon Lebanon Read more
  • Nathália Noschese

    Nathália Noschese

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 1997 Brazil Read more
  • Niloufar Noushzadi Motlagh

    Niloufar Noushzadi Motlagh

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 1999, and carer of a person with diabetes Iran (Islamic Republic of) Read more
  • Olanma Joy Iheonunekwu

    Olanma Joy Iheonunekwu

    Person living with type 2 diabetes since 2005 Nigeria Read more
  • Onesmus Kahiu

    Onesmus Kahiu

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 2004 Kenya Read more
  • Oren Liebermann

    Oren Liebermann

    Person living with type 1 diabetes since 2014 Israel Read more
  • Pablo Cruz da Silva

    Pablo Cruz da Silva

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 2013 Brazil Read more
  • Paul Buchanan

    Paul Buchanan

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 2012 United Kingdom Read more
  • Paula Chinchilla Ortega

    Paula Chinchilla Ortega

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 1999 Costa Rica Read more
  • Pei Yan Heng

    Pei Yan Heng

    Living with type 2 diabetes since 1996 Singapore Read more
  • Perseus Jovan Prospere

    Perseus Jovan Prospere

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 1991 Saint Lucia Read more
  • Peter Cyril

    Peter Cyril

    Person living with type 2 diabetes since 1999 Saint Lucia Read more
  • Phyllisa Deroze

    Phyllisa Deroze

    Living with type 2 diabetes since 2011 United Arab Emirates Read more
  • Qi Zhang

    Qi Zhang

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 1977 China Read more
  • Rafael Namias

    Rafael Namias

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 1998 United Kingdom Read more
  • Rakiya Kilgori

    Rakiya Kilgori

    Living with type 2 diabetes since 2004 Nigeria Read more
  • Renza Scibilia

    Renza Scibilia

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 1998 Australia Read more
  • Ricky Manchanda

    Ricky Manchanda

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001 Thailand Read more
  • Rita Gago da Câmara

    Rita Gago da Câmara

    History of gestational diabetes and carer of a person living with type 2 diabetes Portugal Read more
  • Ritva Ahomäki

    Ritva Ahomäki

    Carer of a person living with type 1 diabetes since 2006 Finland Read more
  • Riva Greenberg

    Riva Greenberg

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 1972 United States Read more
  • Roxana Vizcaíno de Jaramillo

    Roxana Vizcaíno de Jaramillo

    Mother of a child living with type 1 diabetes since 2013 Ecuador Read more
  • Rui Zhou

    Rui Zhou

    Carer of a person living with type 1 diabetes since 2014 China Read more
  • Shehu Abdulkadir Musa

    Shehu Abdulkadir Musa

    Person living with type 2 diabetes since 2007 Nigeria Read more
  • Sheila Regina de Vasconcellos

    Sheila Regina de Vasconcellos

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 1985 Brazil Read more
  • Sila Thmor Chi

    Sila Thmor Chi

    Living with pre-diabetes since 2015 and member of a family with several people living with diabetes Cambodia Read more
  • Sina Mobasherfar

    Sina Mobasherfar

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 1984, and carer of a person with diabetes Iran (Islamic Republic of) Read more
  • Stefano Turra

    Stefano Turra

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 2000 Italy Read more
  • Stela Prgomelja

    Stela Prgomelja

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 1976 Serbia Read more
  • Sunday Olayemi

    Sunday Olayemi

    Living with type 2 diabetes since 1999 Nigeria Read more
  • Supaluck Chatutavaprasit

    Supaluck Chatutavaprasit

    Living with type 2 diabetes since 1998 Thailand Read more
  • Tinsae Berhanu Beyene

    Tinsae Berhanu Beyene

    Living with type 2 diabetes since 2009 Ethiopia Read more
  • Vanessa Pirolo Vivancos

    Vanessa Pirolo Vivancos

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 2000 Brazil Read more
  • Weronika Kowalska

    Weronika Kowalska

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 1995 Poland Read more
  • Wil Dubois

    Wil Dubois

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 2003 United States Read more
  • Yaeko Nakano

    Yaeko Nakano

    Living with type 1 diabetes since 1999 Japan Read more
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