Meet the experts

Kate Save
Meet the Dietitian: Kate Save

B. Nut/Dietetics A.P.D, Member SDA

B. App Sci, Member AAESS

Cert. Diabetes Education

Masters Clin. Ex. Phys

Cert III & IV Fitness

Kate Save is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Accredited Exercise Physiologist. She holds a double degree in Nutrition / Dietetics and Exercise Science from Deakin University, as well as an Advanced Diploma in Diabetes Education and a Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology.

Her passion for continued learning extends to educating future health practitioners via her Lecturing and Course Development roles at Deakin University, Chisholm Tafe and FIA Fitnation. Kate lectures in the key subject areas of diabetes, weight loss, heart disease, bariatric surgery nutrition and food intolerance.

With more than a decade’s experience working within the health and fitness industry, Kate is committed to delivering credible health and wellness advice based on the latest scientific research and industry best practice. She is truly passionate about helping to empower individuals across all walks of life make real change within their own lives.

Her philosophy is simple and comes down to a core belief that anyone can achieve optimal health and well-being through balanced nutrition and exercise. As a working mother, she also understands the everyday pressures faced by individuals and families trying to find a healthy balance.

Kate is also the founder of the Diabetes Funwalk – a community event aimed at breaking down the stigma attached to type 1 diabetes, supporting newly diagnosed children and their families, and raising funds for critical research.

Lauren Robinson
Meet the Podiatrist: Lauren Robinson

Bach. Podiatry M. A. Pod. A

Lauren Robinson is a Senior Podiatrist and founder of By the Bay Podiatry on the Mornington Peninsula. Holding a Bachelor of Podiatry from La Trobe University and possessing almost a decade’s industry experience, Lauren has a keen interest in diabetes management, sports medicine and paediatrics.

After working in the private sector for 8 years, Lauren started her own practice in 2015 and has since opened a second clinic encompassing other complementary health services including Southern Wound services and Beachside Back and Body Osteopathy.

Lauren is passionate about lower limb sports medicine in adults and children. She is experienced in a number of techniques to aid and improve recovery from injury including massage and dry needling, rigid and kinesiology taping, as well as biomechanical and gait analysis. She also has an avid interest in treating, educating and preventing complications in patients who are at risk, or who have diabetes.

With a large portion of Lauren’s clientele having pre-diabetes or diabetes, she and her team provide general foot care advice to patients on a daily basis, and undertake annual diabetes assessments using Doppler ultrasound to establish circulation quality. Lauren believes in a collaborative approach to diabetes management and works with diabetes educators, dietitians and exercise physiologists to provide a holistic treatment plan and achieve best possible outcomes for patients with diabetes.

Mark Simpson
Meet the Exercise Physiologist: Mark Simpson

B. App Sci (Ex & SpSc)

GradDip Exercise Prescription

GradDip Strength & Conditioning

Mark is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Director of PACE Health Management, Australia’s leading team of exercise physiologists. With over 10 years’ experience in private practice, Mark has worked across a wide scope of exercise physiology with specialisation in chronic disease management.

He is passionate about helping to prevent and better manage type 2 diabetes through educating patients on the risks associated with the condition, prescribing specific exercise programs and counselling on lifestyle modifications. Mark firmly believes in engaging patients through motivational interviewing to help foster a need to improve their health outcomes.

Mark has been a Life! Program Facilitator with Diabetes Victoria for the past 6 years – a lifestyle modification program that helps community members reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease – and is a Type 2 Diabetes Program Facilitator at PACE.

To ensure best patient outcomes are always put first, Mark believes in a collaborative healthcare approach, and works in conjunction with physiotherapists, general practitioners, osteopaths, dietitians, chiropractors, diabetes educators and other allied health members. While he and his team combine their expertise, Mark also takes an individual approach to every client, using best practice exercise prescription, education and self-management strategies to foster accountability and sustainable change.

Mark has become a respected industry leader and is committed to improving the health of individuals, communities and corporations across Australia, to help decrease the disease burden and improve overall quality of life.

Jayne Lehmann
Meet the Credentialled Diabetes Educator: Jayne Lehmann

Diploma of Applied Science (Nursing)

Registered Nursing / Registered Nurse

Bachelor of Nursing (Education)

Jayne Lehmann is a well-known clinician, teacher, researcher, author, presenter, blogger, consultant and innovator focussed on improving the care, education and self-management of people with diabetes.

With 30 years’ experience in diabetes self-management and care, Jayne has worked across a broad range of health settings and organisations in South Australia and nationally. Self-employed for the past 20 years, Jayne was previously Clinical Nurse Consultant of the Diabetes Education Unit at Flinders Medical Centre.

In her current role as Director of EdHealth Australia and principal CDE consultant, Jayne conducts a diabetes education clinic in several locations, including Minda in Brighton, South Australia. This clinic is the first specialised service for people with intellectual disability and diabetes in Australia.

Jayne’s interest in the care of people with an intellectual disability and diabetes stems from her experience as a mother of a 22 year old daughter with an intellectual disability. Using her broad range of skills, experiences and insights, Jayne works to achieve a shift in the attitude and skills of health professionals, government and non-government organisations to provide quality diabetes care to people with disabilities and complex health care needs.

She is an active member of the Australian Diabetes Education Association, having spent 8 years as the Managing Editor of their publication, the Australian Diabetes Educator. Jayne is frequently invited to present at state and national diabetes meetings and is a published author in a number of publications.

Meet the Clinical Diabetes Educator: Leanne Mullan

RN, CDE, BN, GradCertDiabM, MBA (Health Management)

Leanne Mullan is a clinical diabetes educator for Queensland Health Metro North. In her role, Leanne consults with patients with Type 1, Type 2, gestational and other forms of diabetes both in the community and acute hospital wards, and also provides insulin pump support and pre-pregnancy counselling.

With a background in healthcare and nursing spanning 14 years, Leanne has also worked in health policy, project management, accreditation, patient safety and quality. She has an MBA majoring in research and health management and was motivated to obtain a graduate certificate in diabetes education and management to support her husband who has lived with Type 1 diabetes for 26 years.

In addition to her clinical work, Leanne works for the Australian Diabetes Society as a Project Officer responsible for policy and strategic planning. She also assists with the expert review of diabetes resources and educational material produced through the NDSS, and reviews product subsidy applications in her role as a Medical Education Scientific Advisory Council Officer.

Leanne’s is particularly interested in the psychological impact of diabetes and helping patients to manage their condition, particularly those with gestational and Type 2 diabetes.

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