Credentialled Diabetes Educator Jayne Lehmann has significant expertise in showing people with a disability how they can be actively involved in their own diabetes care. Jayne works to understand the person’s abilities, skills and support networks to create a customised plan of care to address their unique needs.
A number of services are available to support people with a disability to live a quality life with diabetes. Jayne’s work is acknowledged nationally as a respected presenter on the topic and she was awarded the 2010 Peter Edward’s Memorial Award for services as an advocate and educator to people with a disability in South Australia.
What does Jayne do during the appointments?
- Jayne gets to know the person plus their support and diabetes care needs to actively involve the person with disability in their care. Simplified explanations, pictures, food models and low literacy handouts are all used to educate and inspire actions to help manage their diabetes.
- Advice is provided to address specific care challenges
- If diabetes care equipment is required, any physical or sensory issues are considered to match the person with the best diabetes technology
- Strategies for people with low numeracy and low vision are used
- If required, an individualised diabetes support plan is constructed to guide support workers in the support required to address the person’s diabetes.
Do you bulk bill?
- Yes! People with a disability and an eligible Enhanced Primary Care Plan, produced by their GP, with referrals allocated to Jayne Lehmann (Credentialled Diabetes Educator) are bulk billed. The best results are achieved if at least three appointments are allocated to Jayne, especially in the first year.
- If all of the appointments have been allocated a fee for service appointment can be arranged.
Where can people with a disability see Jayne?
Can an Auslan interpreter be arranged to come to the appointment?
Yes! An Auslan interpreter can be arranged free of charge via the National Auslan Interpreter Booking and Payment Service (NABS). Appointments are more effective when combined with an interpreter and visual education tools and strategies.
Do you offer other services supporting people with a disability?
- Organisations or individuals can request a home visit, assessment and review.
- Assessments can be provided via Skype for those further afield, or where it is difficult for the individual to attend face-to-face sessions.
- Teleconference consultancy calls with Jayne can be booked to utilise Jayne’s diabetes care and education expertise in this specialty area of practice across Australia. This is very beneficial for health and disability providers to support the management of individuals with challenging management issues.
These are all fee for service appointments. To ask for a quotation for this service contact Jayne Lehmann.
There’s also a Diabetes Care and Support of People with Intellectual Disability or Acquired Brain Injury Manual and resources available for purchase from this site.
Contact Jayne to find out more or to arrange a quotation.