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

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