It is easy for us baby boomers to assume the whole social media and technology thing is something best left to the younger generation. As time goes by though, I suspect you’ll be holding this assumption at your peril as you miss out on the great information and communication channels that are increasingly becoming a
Blogs on the EdHealth Australia website are written by Jayne Lehmann, Registered Nurse Credentialled Diabetes Educator. They offer a relaxed way of exploring a topic or issue and frequently include the thoughts and opinions of the author.
People with diabetes are encouraged to check with their doctor or Credentialled Diabetes Educator before applying the information in Jayne’s blogs to address their own health issues. Health professionals are encouraged to check the latest evidence based guidelines prior to applying the information and ideas explored in these blogs to an individual with diabetes.
Jayne often has her blogs included in the Limbic and other on-line communications.
Jayne Lehmann BN(Ed) DipAppSc(Nsg RN CDE The Medicare funded Chronic Disease Management program has provided reimbursement for people with diabetes to see a Credentialled Diabetes Educator (CDE) in primary care since 2004. Introduced as an eligible service in the Chronic Disease Management program, given the 1.4million people living with diabetes in Australia, you would expect
How many of you give people a form or handout … or two or three … about their health and the conditions they need to manage? I’d say all of you! Forms are a necessary part of many of our days and handouts provide an easy way to share information, reinforce what we have been
In the diabetes world there are people who inspire with their unique diabetes journey and Rachel Zinman can add her name to this special list. ‘Yoga for Diabetes’ was written by Rachel to share her 30 plus year journey with yoga, a central tenet of her life. Rachel has used yoga and Ayurveda to help
In Australia, the majority of people give their insulin using disposable pens, which, once empty, contributes a significant amount of rubbish to landfill. Is it time the diabetes community improves its environmental report card by getting more people with diabetes to switch to a more environmentally friendly insulin delivery device? The three insulin companies, Lily,
The #languagematters movement continues to gather momentum as we challenge the status quo of continuing to use language that disempowers and makes many people with diabetes downright angry. Social media, diabetes related publications and conference/seminar organisers are highlighting the negative impact of the words many health professionals, journalists and the community generally use. They want us to not use negative language but instead
According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Australia spent 10.3% of its Gross Domestic Product on healthcare in 2015-16. That pays for an impressive bit of infrastructure geared to identify, diagnose and treat acute and chronic health conditions like those associated with diabetes. At the same time, there were 307,000 nurses and
This Diabetes Awareness Week,”It’s about time … more people with diabetes were assisted to reach their glucose targets.” With over 50% of people with diabetes not reaching their glycaemic target, it’s time for health professionals to act! 1 Stop the blame game of saying people are ‘non-compliant’ with their diabetes care. Ask yourself, ‘Am I giving
Diabetes Awareness Week 2018 has kicked off with the theme ‘It’s About Time’. It got me thinking … what do I think It’s About Time to improve in the lives of people with diabetes? There’s going to be a lot said this week about it being time to diagnose people with type 1 diabetes early … no
Jayne Lehmann RN CDE The Forum for Injection Technique UK (FIT) published the 3rd edition of its Injection Technique Recommendations in 2015. Since then, the guidelines have underpinned clinical and education practice in this area of diabetes care and education. The assessment of the abdomen or other injection site/s helps to pick-up any lumps and