Diabetes education

Diabetes & emotional baggage – by CDE Jaleesa Whitford

As we come off the back of Queensland’s Mental Health Awareness week, I thought it best to continue on this stream of emotional wellbeing and give you a brief introduction into the understanding of the world of Diabetes, and just how much this condition can effect one’s psychological health. Yes, Diabetes is very much a…

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Interesting article to read about diabetes diagnosis

A correct diagnosis is very important as it determines on the treatment plan and also what could be available for clients to use such as access to insulin pump. For those of you who may be interested, this is an article that talk about how to diagnose T1D and T2D correctly. Incorrect diabetes diagnoses failing…

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My experience with T1DM and Exercise from Ann Kennedy CDE

Doing exercise and managing your diabetes can provide a real challenge. In fact for me it provided one of the biggest challenges I have faced with managing my diabetes.  Until six years ago I had never really entertained the idea of getting into too much exercise – I would go for a walk most mornings…

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Injecting Technique (written by Mrs. Katrina McNalty, RN CDE):

  Injecting at the proper depth and site is an important part of good injection technique. Most healthcare professionals recommend that insulin be injected in the subcutaneous fat, which is the layer of fat just below the skin. If you inject too deep, the insulin could go into muscle, where it’s absorbed faster but might not…

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