Melinda Seed volunteered her time, passion and expertise towards providing support, information and a voice for the Type 1 community for 10 years. Melinda was a founding director of the Type 1 Diabetes Network, as well as its first Treasurer and a long-standing moderator of the Reality Check online community. She stepped down from her formal roles in 2010 to pursue other interests.

In recognition of the critical role that Melinda has played in the development of our organisation over many years, The Type 1 Diabetes Network in 2010 we instigated ‘The Seed Award’ which will recognise people who have shown the strong values and commitment that Melinda has been contributing to the Type 1 community for many years.

The Seed Award will go to an individual or group that has:

  • provided support, information and/or a voice for the Type 1 community;
  • demonstrated initiative and intelligence in their endeavours; and
  • been committed to the principle that people living with Type 1 diabetes can and should have a voice in the decisions that affect our lives.