Kylie Peacock has lived with T1D for more than 20 years and has been an advocate and a supportive voice in the community, in particular in the area of diabetes and mental health. She has joined the Research Governance Committee and will be a patient representative for the National Diabetes Repository. Kylie hopes more people living with diabetes will consider becoming a patient partner in order to ensure diverse voices and experiences are represented in diabetes research. “Being a patient partner is extremely rewarding. Not only do I have the opportunity to contribute to meaningful and impactful research, but I have the opportunity to build important relationships with other patient partners, staff, and researchers,” she says.