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  1. 40 for 40 Challenge

    Ronan Mac Domhnaill is an Irishman living with his family in Sydney. His 3 year old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes last year. Ronan’s niece Sadhbh, who lives in Bettystown Co. Meath also has type 1 diabetes. This year Ronan has taken on the 40 for 40 challenge, taking part in 40 s Read More
  2. Direct Debit Monthly Draw Winner

    The winner of Octobers’s direct debit draw is Stephen Hevey, Dublin 2 (Ball No: 1143) Congratulations Stephen! Sign up for our monthly direct debit draw here and you could be next months winner Read More
  3. Research News

    First Ever Person with Type 1 Diabetes Receives Experimental Encapsulated Human Stem Cell-Derived Beta Cell Replacement Therapy Read More
  4. Managing my Type 2 Diabetes – Public Education Meeting

    As more and more people are being diagnosed with diabetes, HSE services are being simply overwhelmed and are struggling to cope with the number of patients seeking diabetes treatment. Meanwhile, people with diabetes have to manage their condition on a day to day basis. Without proper education and u Read More
  5. Diabetes and Halloween

    Halloween is a time of great excitement, of dressing up, pretending to be scary and for the very young being allowed out in the dark with a group of friends to ‘trick or treat’. Read More
  6. People with Type 1 diabetes must take control

    Increased demand and under resourced HSE services has seen time between medical appointments for people with Type 1 diabetes grow further apart. Type 1 diabetes is a 24/7 condition and left unmanaged or poorly controlled can have a detrimental effect on a person’s quality of life. Therefore people Read More
  7. The National Diabetes Cup 2014 scoops award

    It’s official, The National Diabetes Cup 2014 was award winning. The National Diabetes Cup was recently nominated for an IMSTA’s Med Tech Award for Community And Social Awareness and beat out some stiff competition to be chosen as the winner.  Read More
  8. Giant Breakthrough in Type 1 Diabetes Research

    Diabetes Ireland is delighted to hear of the Harvard success and congratulate Professor Melton and colleagues on figuring out the complex series of steps necessary to turn stem cells into beta cells. Read More
  9. Annual General Meeting and Diabetes Patient Education Workshops

    The Annual General Meeting of Diabetes Ireland which will be held in the Regency Hotel, Swords Road, Drumcondra, Dublin on Sunday 16 November at 12 noon. The AGM will form part of an exciting meeting which we have put together for you. This year, we will separate themed patient education streams for Read More
  10. Water charges and your diabetes

    While very little information is available at the moment on the water charges, we have spoken to Irish Water and this is what they had to say. At the moment there is no list of specific medical conditions which will allow households to qualify for subsidised water bills. Read More
  1. ‘Smart’ Diabetes Technology on the Horizon

    People with diabetes today spend hours each week carefully tracking blood glucose levels, food intake and physical exercise to calculate when and how 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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