Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa Manager, Karen Pickering, was out enjoying the Allfit Rotary Fun-run at Maraetai Beach on the weekend and saw a familiar face on the path. Who was it but long term Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa Board member and popular Otara GP (retired), Dr Faye Clark. Great excuse for Karen to stop to say hello!
Dr Clark retired from her involvement with Diabetes Foundation Aotearoa in 2013 having started with the organisation back in 1998. During this time Faye was in various roles, including member of Board of Trustees (until 2010) and then GP Advisor in the DCSS Audit team helping GP's improve the care they provide to their patients with diabetes.
Those who have worked with Faye over the years know she has been a huge advocate in the community, not just for people with diabetes, but also in her other areas of interest including adolescent health, women's health, intervention in partner assault, and cross-cultural work.
Faye continues to lead the way, encouraging others to work towards a healthy lifestyle by setting the example of making time in her busy life for her own fitness.
After a wander down memory lane, it was Karen back to her run and Faye back to her walk in the sunshine. Wonderful to see you Faye!