Diabetes affects many people in Australia, with the numbers predicted to rise significantly in the coming years.There are at least three different types of diabetes; type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes. While each type of diabetes is different to the other, there are some areas that they also have in common. It is important to know what type of diabetes you have because this will guide the approach to your diabetes care and management.
Click here to see a video on diabetes and the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. (3 minutes 28 seconds viewing time.)
To see how EdHealth Australia’s Credentialled Diabetes Educator Jayne Lehmann can help you with your diabetes care click on the type of diabetes link below:
People with diabetes sometimes get off track with their care because it feels easier to ignore it sometimes for long periods of time. However that is likely to cause more problems than it solves in the longer run.
Do you know what your blood glucose levels mean? Do you know what to do when your blood glucose levels are low or high? Jayne Lehmann has produced the Check, Think and Act handout to help people with diabetes not only understand what their blood glucose levels mean but also to let them know what they can do to change their numbers when they are low or high. Find out more.
Diabetes care articles
Jayne Lehmann writes for a number of publications and some of the articles are available on this website for you to read.
- If a natural emergency occurs it pays to have already thought about the actions you need to take to look after your diabetes during the emergency and in the days after it has occurred. Do you have a Diabetes Emergency Plan in place to manage their diabetes in the event of an emergency? All people with diabetes are encouraged to use the resources available to help you put your plan together. Read more.
- The labels on medications are changing in Australia. To find out more click here.
- Did you know people with type 2 diabetes will find it harder to get their BGM strips after 1st July 2016? Jayne Lehmann explains Read more