About Us

Our Mission


To advocate for prevention and improvement of Diabetes Services for Children, Young People and Adults with Type1 and Type 2 Diabetes locally, nationally and internationally

Purpose of Diabetes Action Group


Diabetes Action Group is exclusively non-for -profit organisation committed to raising awareness and prevention of Diabetes and its related complications

Promote and protect  the physical and mental well being of people with diabetes and thier families through provision of support, education, practical advice and dissemination of useful information.

Recruit local “Diabetes Champions” committed to supporting people with diabetes locally and their families.

Provide platform for parents of Children, Young People and Adults with Diabetes to discuss issues that may affect their lives through peer support and health promotion.

Organise social events, community engagement and fundraising

Core Values


Connect with clinicians, Public Health, Acute and Primary Care, CCG, passionate individual advocates and stakeholder to improve the quality of care of those with or at risk of diabetes local/national
and international

Meet Board of Trustees



Cllr Yemi Osho is a distinguished Nurse Practitioner of over 30 years with academic qualifications up to Masters Level. An outstanding leader and a role model both within nursing profession and politics. Her core value as an activist over 25 years is about fighting social injustice, inequality and unfairness. The humanitarian aspect of nursing was a smooth transition to become a politician as well as innate desire to serve humanity from a young age and the love to make a difference in people’s lives. 

Cllr Yemi Osho has led extensively in the advancement of health and social care and great advocate for high quality patient care. She has worked in various senior management and board roles in the NHS including serving on two CCG boards and as a Director of Nursing. 

As Nurse, Councillor and past Mayor of London Borough of Waltham Forest, she has touched so many lives positively by representing members of her constituency and worked tirelessly in bringing members of the diverse community together. In 2011, she set up E17 Kitchen as a platform for health promotion and received National ‘Activist of the Year Award’. She has further recieved other accolades in recognition of her philanthropic and charitable work in support of the less privileged in the community.

Her tenacity is extraordinary and she is dedicated in making a difference in people’ lives. She was awarded Queen’s Nurse Title in 2012 by The Queens Nursing Institute in recognition of her leadership and commitment to providing high quality care to patients in the community. In 2017,  Waltham Forest Diabetes Support Group was set up during her mayoral year. Cllr Yemi Osho has published articles on health & political issues  and she is a public speaker.

Maria Sanchez

Maria Sanchez is a qualified Registered Nurse, Midwife and the Founder and Executive Director of Treehouse Nursery School for over 25 years.  The nursery school also include Breakfast Club, Afterschool Club and a Holiday club. It is a long established nursery school and reputable for providing childcare for infants and young children. 


Maria Sanchez is a philanthropist who has raised several pounds for various charities. In 2017, she was one of recipients of National NMT nursery award for the lifetime achievement in recognition of her dedication and significant contribution in creating an outstanding service for children in their early years and their families.

Monica Saunders

Monica Saunders is a qualified Social Worker of over 18years. She holds BA and MA in Social Policy and a Social Work qualification.  She has worked across the board in both children and adult social care sectors . 

She has worked in various capacity as a social worker including number of strategic management and board positions within the local authority and has been a Lead Inspector within the Inspection and Commissioning. She is an expert in Child Protection, Children in Need and Families Services. 

She is an outstanding manager and has good knowledge of financial management as well as grassroots community engagement experience and fundraising.