About Us

Diabetes Ireland is the only national charity in Ireland dedicated to helping people with diabetes. We achieve this by providing support, education and motivation to everyone affected by diabetes. We also raises public awareness of diabetes and its symptoms and fund research into finding a cure for diabetes.


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    Our work

    Since 1967, Diabetes Ireland has been the national charity dedicated to helping people with diabetes. It achieves this by providing support, education and motivation to everyone affected by diabetes.

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  • Diabetes Definition

    What is diabetes?

    Diabetes mellitus is a lifelong condition caused by a lack, or insufficiency of insulin.

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  • Diabetes Blackboard

    Diabetes prevalence in Ireland

    In the absence of a register of people who have diabetes no-one can be entirely sure how many people in Ireland live with diabetes. The total number of people living with diabetes in Ireland is estimated to be 225,840. 

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  • Are you at risk?

    Diabetes risk factors

    The number of people with diabetes in Ireland is growing rapidly. At present there are an estimated 191,000 people with the condition with approximately 30,000 of these undiagnosed. TAKE THE RISK TEST NOW

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  • Research

    Research

    The Diabetes Research Alliance was set up in 2008 as a subsidiary of Diabetes Ireland, the national charity supporting people with diabetes in Ireland.

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