Helen Edwards runs the Your Diabetes Hub website, blog, online diabetes counselling services and diabetes hub directory. She is also a freelance writer, speaker and consultant. Do you need someone to come and talk at a professional diabetes or consumer event, conference or workshop?
Have a diabetes article or blog post you need written?
Love a speaker to come to your workplace to talk about managing & living with diabetes so you can improve staff health, wellbeing and productivity?
Need a Consultant or consumer advocate on a diabetes project?
Or guidance on setting up and using social media and blogging in your diabetes organisation or practice?
With a 30 year career in mental health, working in diabetes as a diabetes educator and counsellor since 2001; a pioneer in use of online counselling and social media for health after setting up my own diabetes online counselling service in 2001; becoming one of Australia’s top bloggers; and working in my own business as a diabetes blogger, writer, speaker and advocate, I have gallons of knowledge and expertise to share. I was a state finalist in the Australian of the Year Awards in 2016 and the Telstra Business Women’s Awards – for purpose and social enterprise, in 2015.
I am a very experienced writer, public speaker and workshop presenter and have presented to small, intimate groups, right through to keynote sessions at 10,000 attendee scientific diabetes conferences across the world. I love to talk! I have acted as consumer representative on Commonwealth projects, as well as various working parties and groups. I have run consumer events and diabetes retreats across a range of settings.
Having worked in diabetes since 2001, as well as having lived with type 1 diabetes since 1979, I can share stories around the lived experience of diabetes, mental health and wellbeing, diabetes burnout and depression.
I have a particular interest in type 1 diabetes and pregnancy and am undertaking my PhD in this area with completion at the end of 2018. This is my first study
I have written, edited and published books on diabetes including my children’s book “Diabetes Can’t Stop Me”; written for numerous journals, blogs and magazines, including Diabetic Living, Diabetes Australia, Diabetes Living; and featured on many more. I have been writing online in diabetes since 2001. Read more about me here
Please get in touch to chat about your needs – whether it be consulting on a project, acting as a consumer advocate, contributing to policy or programmes, speaking or writing.
Online Diabetes Counselling
Our online diabetes counselling services are back in a LIMITED number of online appointments via video link up each week. I can not make changes to your diabetes management and no medical advice will be given. Please ensure you read the disclaimer before starting any counselling. Head here for all the information and to book.