Jayne Lehmann BN(Ed) DipAppSc(Nsg)  FADEA RN CDE

Jayne’s reputation as an engaging communicator is well established and a feature of her 35 year career in diabetes care and education in Australia. Drawing on the unique insights that come from a long clinical career, she covers a broad cross section of topics. Her highly evaluated skills as a presenter, session chair, webinar presenter  and Master of Ceremony mean that Jayne has the ability to take people on a journey to challenge them to think and consider the issue or topic at hand in a new light.

Equally comfortable writing and editing articles, advertorials, patient handouts, copy for websites, expert reviews commentary, and development of online course material, Jayne’s writing is engaging and effective. Her confidence stretches to the social media channels where she explores its role in supporting people with diabetes, strategies for communication and education, including Twitter Chats and podcasts.

Committee membership across the span of her career has seen Jayne provide valuable input into a very broad cross section of projects and areas of clinical practice, including the Australian Diabetes Educators Association, South Australian Government, Australian Primary Care Nurses Association, Royal Australian College of GPs, Industry, Primary Care Network, with a focus on primary health care, chronic disease management, disability care and  diabetes care and education. Jayne was appointed to the Australian Pharmacy Council Accreditation Committee in June 2021.

Jayne’s professional experience has been further enhanced by the insights gained from living with a chronic illness herself and caring for a daughter with intellectual disability and complex needs.

Many awards have been bestowed on Jayne, including 2017 South Australian CDE of the Year, Honorary Life Membership of the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) in 2018 for outstanding and innovative contribution across diabetes and the disability sectors and Fellowship of the ADEA in 2019. Click here to read an article on Jayne by Flinders University of SA.  In July 2021 Jayne was announced as a Finalist in the 2021 APNA Nurse of the Year award after the Selection Panel were impressed particularly impressed with her advocacy work and ability to represent nurses to health and disability organisations across the country.

Jayne’s additional areas of special interest include:

  • Diabetes care and education across the lifespan and health environments
  • Type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes
  • Blood glucose monitoring, meter accuracy, quality assurance, structured monitoring, use of the Check, Think and Act tool and health professional training programs, active engagement by people with diabetes in the use of their diabetes numbers for targeted action
  • Communication to enhance health literacy and positive impact of language by health professionals to establish a positive sense of self in chronic disease management
  • Development of innovative low literacy assessment and education resources; educating people with low health literacy and disability
  • Nursing and diabetes care in acute care, aged care, disability support, general practice, community health, primary health care
  • Care and education of people with diabetes and intellectual disability, acquired brain injury, sensory disability or physical disability
  • Development and review of health support programs and national implementation; online professional development strategies and education programs
  • Counselling, motivation and empowerment strategies
  • Social media as a support network for people with diabetes
  • Development of consumer handouts and information
  • Social media engagement, including conducting TwitterChats
  • Engaging and highly evaluated presenters
  • Blood glucose meters, quality assurance, accuracy and structured monitoring for success
  • Advisory Board and Committee membership
  • The business of diabetes.

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