DPM’s Trivia Night for RMH Diabetes Service

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Diabetes is a devasting disease that has touched the lives of many Australians. DPM decided to host a Trivia Night and raised an incredible $5,000 to support the Royal Melbourne Hospital Diabetes Service. Our employees came together for an evening of spirted fun. With questions from sports to music, we put our general knowledge to the test. But the real focus was on diabetes with questions such as “Where does the body produce insulin producing cells?” to help raise awareness of this devasting disease.

With competition between teams at an all time high, the allure of winning gold class movie tickets proved to be a powerful motivator. It was a fiercely contested battle for bragging rights and the reigning title of “Trivia Champs”. #humblebrag

Aside from the competition, the evening was a great chance to come together and get to know our fellow colleagues. As financial planners teamed up with human resources and accountants mingled with marketers, we all got to know each other a bit better with many people sharing the way diabetes has touched their lives or the lives of their loved ones.

“DPM are committed to supporting and raising much needed funds for important causes such as this, as we appreciate the wide-reaching impact diabetes has within our community. On a personal note, my niece’s life was forever changed when she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. As a genetic condition, there was nothing she could have done to prevent it so she channelled her efforts into managing the condition as best she could and is working with Vision Australia to raise awareness about the effects of this disease.”
– Paul Grubb, Executive Director

Thanks to everyone who registered, bought a raffle ticket and donated to this incredible cause, we were able to raise $5,000. The funds will be donated to the RMH Diabetes Service which includes Inpatient Diabetes Service (IDS), the Young Adults Diabetic Service, Diabetic Foot Unit (DFU) and Diabetes Education Service. The team has recently expanded and requires funding for new blood glucose meters, insulin pens and other equipment to continue to serve their ever-increasing number of patients. If you would like to learn more about how the Royal Melbourne Hospital Diabetes Service provide information, education and clinical care to patients, head to RMH Diabetes Service.