Sheree Jane Rennie :
Credentialled Diabetes Educator

Diabetes Education To Assist

Sheree is a Credentialled Diabetes Educator with the Australian Diabetes Educator’s Association (ADEA). Sheree completed her Bachelor of Nursing (Honours) degree at the University of Ballarat Victoria. Her honours thesis explored “People with type 2 diabetes perceptions of their diabetes management and experiences of using community based services.” which was later published in the June 2008 Contemporary Nurse Journal. Sheree is a fully qualified Registered Div 1 Nurse with the Nursing Board of Victoria (NBV), and has completed postgraduate study receiving a Certificate in Diabetes Education at Curtin University, Western Australia and further postgraduate study specialising in Diabetes and Pregnancy. Both programs having a strong Indigenous and multicultural focus. Sheree has also received a Certificate of Competence in the Flinders Chronic Condition Self management training.

Sheree has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, aged care services and clients with special needs with type 1 diabetes, Latent Onset Diabetes in Adults (LADA), type 2 diabetes, Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM), Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and diabetes, and pre-existing diabetes and pregnancy. Sheree also has experience working with clients with diabetes in the pharmacy setting, home setting, aged care, community health and private practice setting.

Sheree has past experience in developing and facilitating diabetes programs for the community; providing individual and group diabetes education sessions, diabetes health promotion, providing multicultural diabetes education and intergrating and managing the Diabetes Hospital Admission Risks Program (HARP). Sheree also has extensive experience in running monthly diabetes support groups, diabetes walking groups, writing, editing and producing monthly diabetes newsletters for the community and service providers. Sheree is currently co convening the Ballarat Eureka Diabetes Support Group.

She attends many annual professional development days and annual state and national diabetes conferences and numerous diabetes training sessions sponsored by diabetes pharmaceutical and representative companies and diabetes organisations. Sheree also maintains active memberships with leading diabetes organisations, associations, special interest groups (SIG) and diabetes and nursing societies.

 

Business Awards

2011 Ballarat Australia Day - Citazen Award Nominee

2010 Australian Home-Based Business Awards - Finalist in Personal Services Categroy

 

Health Awards

2006

Certificate of Appreciation by Diabetes Australia Victoria in Recognition of Outstanding Community Service and Collaboration in a Metropolitan Area for Diabetes, Information and Active Member Participation
Diabetes Comnet Group, Diabetes Australia Victoria

2003

Sigma Theta Tau International – XI Omicron Chapter University of Western Sydney
Certified Recognition of Outstanding Scholastic Achievement and Excellence at a Tertiary Level and Certified Inducted Professional Membership

European Honour Society of Nursing and Midwifery – City University London
Certified Recognition of Outstanding Scholastic Achievement and Excellence at a Tertiary Level and Certified Inducted Professional Membership

2002

Golden Key International Honour Society
Certified Recognition of Outstanding Scholastic Achievement and Excellence at a Tertiary Level and Certified Membership to Golden Key International Honor Society.

 

Committees

Diabetes Australia Victoria - Comnet Conference Committee 2007, 2008 and 2009

Central Highlands PCP and Ballarat Diabetes Steering Committee
2008 and 2009

 

Scholarships

2013 Diabetes Australia Victoria Gwen Scott Professional Development Greant.
- Fund Administrator Diabetes Australia Victoria.

2011 Diabetes Australia Victoria Gwen Scott Professional Development Greant.
- Fund Administrator Diabetes Australia Victoria.

2009 Diabetes Australia Victoria Gwen Scott Professional Development Greant.
- Fund Administrator Diabetes Australia Victoria.

2008 Eli Lilly Australia Pty Ltd
Travel Grant

2007 Diabetes Australia Victoria Gwen Scott Professional Development Greant.
- Fund Administrator Diabetes Australia Victoria.

2006 Novo Nordisk - Australia Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) Diabetes Educators Graduate Scholarship
- Fund Administrator Australian Diabetes Educators Association
(ADEA)

2005 Australian Government Aged Care Nursing Scholarship Scheme: Honours
- Fund Administrator Royal College of Nursing Australia (RCNA).


Publications

2010 Agescarer
"Dad can't handle mum's diabetes"
http://agedcarer.com.au/aged-care-forums/dad-cant-handle-mums-diabetes

2008 Contemporary Nurse Journal
"Perceptions of people with Type 2 Diabetes about self-
management and the efficacy of community based services"
Vol 29, Issue 2, 2008

2007 ADEA Australian Diabetes Educator Journal
“My Journey as a Diabetes Educator” & “Brainstorm.”
Vol 7, Issue 2, June 2007, pg: 40-41, 44.

2007 Diabetic Living Magazing
“Home Alone: How do you hack it?”
(Interviewed and written by Kate Marsh, CDE)
Issue 7, 2007, pg: 36-41