Debbie Scadden is a diabetes educator. And a nurse. And a stand-up comic. And an actress. And a genealogy buff.
She also has multiple sclerosis.
But after 44 years as a nurse and 29 with the Murrumbidgee Local Health District, Mrs Scadden is moving into a part-time private role.
Her nursing career occurred almost by accident, but her family's medical history made specialising in diabetes almost inevitable.
"My mother sent me nursing," Mrs Scadden said.
"I had decided I was going to be a school teacher and an art teacher, but because I was unemployed for six months, my mum had found a job at Fairfield Hospital for nurses.
"So I rocked up there, and in those days you saw the matron and she wanted to know what my mother did and I said 'well, she's a stay-at-home mum and my dad's an electrician' and that was the whole interview."
Mrs Scadden would later become the first diabetes educator at Liverpool Hospital.
"Endocrinologists love my family. We have nearly every endocrine issue in my family. At the moment I have about 22 live people in my family who have type 1, type 2 or gestational diabetes or other conditions. I have multiple sclerosis. All of those things are inter-related." she said.
"So, I was put on this Earth to be a diabetes educator.
"My dad was a type 1 diabetic person in the early days and many a time, I'd have to resuscitate him because Mum wasn't that type of person. After three years of marriage, my husband became a type 1 diabetic. His mum and dad were type 2."
Mrs Scadden said she has seen the incidence of type 2 diabetes rise with the level of obesity in the community, but said the incidence of type 1 has remained steady. She has had patients ranging in age from a newborn to 103.
She came to Wagga on a 12-month secondment, but stayed after her family fell in love with the city.
While working and raising three children, Mrs Scadden has also found time to tick off some "bucket list" items.
She has been in film and TV roles - including The Merger - and enjoys doing stand-up comedy.
"I've always been, right from primary school, one of those types, the class clown," Mrs Scadden said.
"My dad was a comedian. We always tried to one-up each other. Then, of course, when I had children, they became comedians. My son Heath Scadden does the Fringe Festival in Melbourne and does comedy in Wagga and Canberra and now his 12-year-old daughter does it.
"So when Dane Simpson started stand-up here in Wagga, I was one of the oldest members. I was also 56 kilos heavier. I had bariatric surgery so that I wouldn't get type 2 diabetes."