Welcome to DE@Connect

 

Jayne Lehmann (right), 2017 Credentialled Diabetes Educator of the Year in South Australia, created DE@Connect to strengthen the diabetes knowledge and skills of health professionals working at the grassroots of healthcare. Fifty percent of the one million Australians living with diabetes have high blood glucose levels. If we don’t get to the heart of improving blood glucose levels, blood pressures and blood lipid levels we will continue to see too many people with diabetes needing a toe, foot or leg amputation, going blind, having a heart attack, developing kidney disease or having a potential stroke.

Together Everyone Achieves More

 

No matter what your health profession, we all see people with diabetes. It’s time for us to all unite and make a difference to the lives of people with diabetes each and every day we go to work. A lot can be achieved when the health team around a person with diabetes delivers and reinforces the same contemporary diabetes care.

Jayne Lehmann is also offering mentoring opportunities for health professionals want to develop their diabetes care and education skills. To find out more click here.

 Who are grassroots health professionals?

 

Any health professional providing health services to people with diabetes! This includes Aboriginal health workers, Credentialled Diabetes Educators, diabetes educators, dietitians, exercise physiologists, GPs, nurses, occupational therapists, opticians, paramedics, pharmacists, physiotherapists, podiatrists, psychologists and support workers.

How do health professionals get involved?

 

1. Sign-up for diabetes coalface  DE@Connect has a monthly, diabetes coalface, and mail-outs filled with practical and evidence based articles on all things diabetes. You can subscribe at the bottom of this page and check out past editions here: newsletter page.

 

2. Explore the information and resources on this site  Drop-in and check what’s been added! There’s information, resources, tips and activities to strengthen the delivery of evidence based diabetes care and education  Diabetes education resources . Download the resources to use in your clinical practice.

 

3. Conect with Jayne on social media. Here’s an article to help you understand Twitter: Social Media – Get in on the new thing! You can get onto Twitter in less than 5 minutes. Go on … try it … and follow Jayne (@JayneEdHealth).

 

4. Check out Jayne’s You Tube channel as she explores the power of social media in diabetes care and education – subscribe while you are there so you never miss out on new videos added to the channel!

 

Here’s some info we prepared earlier!

Click here and do a quiz to test your knowledge around the people to refer to a Credentialled Diabetes Educator or CDE.

 

Diabetes News Update  – keeping you informed of what’s in the diabetes care and education spotlight.2016 ADS-ADEA Annual Scientific Meeting – Click here to find the resources Jayne Lehmann designed or offered to share during presentations at the 2016 ADS ADEA Annual Scientific Meeting on the Gold Coast.

 

Diabetes and social media explores the possibilities of this social media channel for diabetes care and education. Don’t forget to subscribe, click like and share if you find it interesting/helpful!

 

Diabetes Business Management – currently under construction.

Jayne Lehmann is a proud member of the Flinders University of South Australia Alumunus. Read the profile they published on Jayne in November 2017!

Industry Partnerships Available NOW!

2016 BGM wsite imageDE@Connect has developed a range of networks to support and encourage health professionals across the sector to deliver high quality diabetes care to people with diabetes they work with each and every day. If your Company wants to support this work and partner with DE@Connect to create resources and information that supports quality care at the diabetes coalface then we want to hear from you. To find out more.