Diet and exercise play a major role in the management of diabetes.
Being overweight/obese is the major contributing factor to developing type 2 diabetes.
Understanding carbohydrates, sources and portion size is essential to the overall management of diabetes.
Maintaining a healthy weight is vital if people are going to gain good control of their diabetes. Dietitians are vitally important in helping people to understand how their diet and exercise affect their blood glucose control; and how to eat well to control their condition. However, many people with diabetes have very little or no access to a dietitian.
Ms. Shirley Beattie, Paediatric Dietitian
Shirley has been working in Diabetes since 1999, specialising in Paediatric Diabetes since 2006 in CUH. She completed a MSc in Paediatric Diabetes, in Warwick University in 2016.
Shirley is part of the National Working Group in Paediatric Diabetes and also enjoys attending our annual Barretstown camp for Teens with T1DM. She takes a special interest in the management of sports and T1DM and plans to complete a postgraduate in Sport & Exercise Nutrition in July 2020.
First Appointment – €80.00 Non-Member
First Appointment – €60.00 Member