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

Diabetes Awareness Week 2016 – Same old, same old!

Yet again a negative and frightening national awareness campaign has been launched into the media and social media channels across Australia by Diabetes Australia (DA). This will be my thirty-first Diabetes Awareness Week and unfortunately will yet again increase diabetes distress in many people with diabetes as well as those yet to be diagnosed. There

New Year’s Resolutions – A taste of life with diabetes

Did you make a new year’s resolution? Many people start the new year off with one or more resolutions.  Mostly their resolutions focus on things like planning to lose weight, get more exercise, stop smoking or drinking too much alcohol, decrease stress or increase time with family and friends. (Interesting that they all focus on positively influencing