Blogs  use a relaxed communication style and often include opinions as well 2017 Jayne head shop_edited-2as evidence based information. The information and ideas presented in the blogs on this site are written by Jayne Lehmann, a Credentialled Diabetes Educator with more than thirty years of clinical experience.

People with diabetes need to check with their doctor or Credentialled Diabetes Educator before applying the information to their own care. Health professionals are encouraged to check the latest evidence based guidelines prior to applying the information and ideas explored in these blogs to an individual with diabetes.

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Blogs on this site are all written by Jayne Lehmann, with some sponsored by a third party – acknowledged on the relevant blogs. Please leave a comment and share your own views on the blog topic to have a conversation that gets us all thinking more broadly about the care of diabetes.

Ballet, beach balls and growing up … a recipe for obesity

Dance was a delight of my childhood. I went to Theaterama ballet school, in the basement of one of our beautiful old Adelaide buildings. After school one day a week I would catch the bus to ballet, returning Saturday mornings for further classes. I studied classical ballet (Chechetti method for the ballet enthusiasts!) modern dance,

Tales of a Libre Virgin!

With a sense of anticipation I moved towards the secret room on the Abbott stand in the morning tea break at the ADS ADEA annual scientific meeting in Perth this week. The sparkling yellow box drew my eye as a nervous laugh broke the awkwardness of the situation. Before I knew it … I was

Dance. The new black in exercise!

I love to dance. I did a lot of dancing in my youth: modern, classical and pointe. Then there was a brief foray at the dance school my daughters went to, in the adult tap/jazz class some years ago; even appeared in the end of year concert for a couple of years! My promising tap

And then … an unexpected glitch

Gym sessions were progressing well given I had turned up each day of the weekend for a workout.  I was off to a great start to the week, presenting a 2 day Ausmed diabetes conference to update the participants in their diabetes care skills. Consequently I was on my feet all day and on Monday night

Jayne’s ‘turn back the clock’ journey begins!

Apprehensive, my youngest daughter Charlotte and I made our way up the steps to Goodlife gym in Mitcham, South Australia … and what do I do? Trip up said steps in full view of reception!  There’s nothing like making an entrance as my diabetes colleagues can attest I have been known to do with friend and

Time to turn back the clock on me developing diabetes!

When you’re a Credentialled Diabetes Educator, a good part of your time is spent helping people live a healthy lifestyle. It has been said a healthy lifestyle is the ‘cornerstone’ of diabetes management’. A healthy diet, being physically active and managing stress to minimise its impact on a person’s health and quality of life is the

What’s in a word?

Health professionals depend on written and spoken words to help people with diabetes to manage their diabetes; they inform, support, comfort, reassure and inspire. However, words can also have a negative impact on people and create a barrier. Are the words you using sending an unintended message to people with diabetes? A while back, I

Primary Diabetes Care – There’s a role for us all!

Responsibility for the management of the rising number of people with type 2 diabetes sits pretty much in the lap of primary health care. Jayne Lehmann explores the role all primary care health professionals have in increasing the number of people with type 2 diabetes achieving their glycaemic targets. The Chronic Disease Management system, put in