Pumping: The Ypsomed Option

Diabetes educator’s love nothing more than an opportunity to get their hands on the latest diabetes technology… so it was off to Sydney last Thursday to play with the new YpsoPump that Ypsomed were launching in Australia. Ypsomed is a Swiss Company, best known in Australia for their My Life Click Fine needles and needle

Lipohypertrophy – Top 5 tips to decrease diabetes distress

Jayne Lehmann RN CDE I popped along to a breakfast session this morning on the identification, management and prevention of lipohypertrophy (lipos) at this year’s Australasian Diabetes Congress (previously ADS/ADEA Annual Scientific Meeting). Over the last few years we diabetes educators have been learning more about the role lipos play in destabilising blood glucose levels

Diabetes and the Year of the Dog – Woof!

In this Year of the Dog, it’s time to have a look at the role of dogs in diabetes research and care. Have you ever heard the story of Marjorie, also known as “dog #33”?  Well, she played a big role in the discovery of insulin. Read on for a woofingly good yarn! In 1921,

From here to arthroscopy!

I know … it’s been a while…. To be completely honest I’ve been putting off writing this blog. We were just getting to know each other … you were so keen for me to succeed … your emails, messages and best wishes really meant a lot to me. OK, so I’m just going to say

BLOG: Reach out to learn and be inspired!

Who doesn’t love the chance to visit another health service for a tour and bit of an explore? It’s like the old school excursion… a chance to move away from the day-to-day to add to the learnings already achieved within their usual classroom environment. I have been lucky enough to do just that as a mentor

Ballet, beach balls and growing up … a recipe for obesity

Dance was a delight of my childhood. I went to Theaterama ballet school, in the basement of one of our beautiful old Adelaide buildings. After school one day a week I would catch the bus to ballet, returning Saturday mornings for further classes. I studied classical ballet (Chechetti method for the ballet enthusiasts!) modern dance,

Tales of a Libre Virgin!

With a sense of anticipation I moved towards the secret room on the Abbott stand in the morning tea break at the ADS ADEA annual scientific meeting in Perth this week. The sparkling yellow box drew my eye as a nervous laugh broke the awkwardness of the situation. Before I knew it … I was

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

And then … an unexpected glitch

Gym sessions were progressing well given I had turned up each day of the weekend for a workout.  I was off to a great start to the week, presenting a 2 day Ausmed diabetes conference to update the participants in their diabetes care skills. Consequently I was on my feet all day and on Monday night