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  1. Diabetes Ireland Ice Bucket Challenge

    A big thank you to Cliodhna Hyland for nominating the staff of Diabetes Ireland to take part in the MND Ice Bucket Challenge. We want to thank everyone who has undertaken a challenge and donated to Diabetes Ireland over the past few days.  Read More
  2. Back to School Top Tips

    September means school time for parents, children and teachers alike. The task of preparing for back to school is busy and sometimes stressful. Read More
  3. Direct Debit Monthly Draw Winner

    The winner of July’s direct debit draw is Michelle Tuohy, Sligo (Ball no: 1145) Congratulations Michelle! Sign up for our monthly direct debit draw here and you could be next months winner Read More
  4. National Teen Activity Day Report

    Teenagers with diabetes descended on Adventure Centres all over the country for a day of activity, fun and challenges as part of Diabetes Ireland’s Annual National Teen Activity Day which took place on July 11th. Read More
  5. BBQ Fun Day

    Our friends at Hidden Valley Holiday Park, Rathdrum,  are holding a BBQ Fun Day in aid of the Wicklow Branch of Diabetes Ireland. Admission is free. The fun will start at 10:00 am and carry on all day. There will be plenty of food, games and prizes for those who attend. Read More
  6. Parents fear loss of quality service for children attending University Hospital, Limerick

    Parents fear loss of quality service for children with Type 1 diabetes attending University Hospital, Limerick. Read More
  7. Diabetes Ireland response to pressure on services at SVUH

    You may have seen recent media coverage on the diabetes clinic at St Vincent’s University Hospital (SVUH). Recently the clinic has been forced to extend the wait between their annual check up appointments to 18 months due to pressures on the service. Read More
  8. Safety Notice for healthcare Professionals

    The Irish Medication Safety Network recently contacted us to highlight this issue again. Insulin pens must never be shared. Read More
  9. The National Diabetes Cup

    Diabetes Ireland is running a National Diabetes Cup 5-a-side soccer tournament on Saturday 6 September and we want you to be part of it. Read More
  10. Parents bemoan the deterioration of services at OLCH

    Parents bemoan the deterioration of services for children with diabetes in major Dublin National Centre Increased demand for services, dwindling staff numbers and the HSE embargo has seen the suspension of insulin pump therapy- the best method of managing Type 1 diabetes – in Our Lady’s Children Read More
  1. Ramadan with Diabetes – A complex issue requiring support

    Ramadan with Diabetes – A complex issue requiring support  Updated resource to support people with type 2 diabetes during Ramadan  9th June 2014: Read more
  2. Helpful apps for managing your diabetes

    We recently asked our Facebook users which apps they found most useful when managing their diabetes. We have compiled a list of their favourites for y Read more
  3. Easter tips for adults and children living with diabetes

    Easter is just around the corner and I am sure the chocolate filled supermarket shelves have not escaped your attention. Here are some tips on Easter Read more
  4. Paediatric Type 1 Diabetes in Ireland – Results of the First National Audit

    The results of a national audit part funded by Diabetes Ireland Research Alliance, a subsidiary of Diabetes Ireland have been published in this month Read more
  5. How to Avoid Prescription Charges

    People with diabetes who have medical cards can now avoid prescription charges as they are entitled to a Long Term Illness (LTI) card. Following a rec Read more
  6. Meter alert for FreeStyle Mini® and FreeStyle®

    Are you using a FreeStyle Mini® or FreeStyle® Blood Glucose Meter? These systems, which have not been distributed since 2007, may potentially produc Read more
  7. Type 1 Diabetes Can’t Be Prevented Through Better Lifestyle Choices

    Widespread public confusion over differences between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Recently, there has been an explosion of media coverage about Type 2 Read more
  8. Learning to control the fear

    Cathrina Clarke has learned how to use medication and understand her diabetes so she can live a normal life, writes Sheila O’Kelly…. Read more
  9. New Diabetes Foot-Care Programme making positive strides

      New Diabetes Foot-Care Programme making positive strides despite HSE not meeting its full commitment to it Reduction in diabetes related amputa Read more
  10. Recall for 2 Lifescan blood glucose meters – update

    OneTouch Verio Pro and OneTouch Verio IQ Blood Glucose Meters Recall LifeScan has identified that the OneTouch Verio Pro and OneTouch Verio IQ Blood G Read more


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