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  • Diabetes Ireland highlights escalating cost of treating diabetes complications to TDs on World Diabetes Day

    Today, on World Diabetes Day, Diabetes Ireland is highlighting the escalating costs of treating avoidable diabetes complications to the Government and are calling for a critical review of current diabetes care costs to be undertaken.   TDs and Senators will hear that the total number of people living with diabetes in Ireland is estimated to... View Article

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  • Sligo Interactive Informative Workshop for Adults Living with Type 1 Diabetes – 10th April

    Diabetes Ireland held an interactive informative workshop for adults living with Type 1 diabetes on the 10th of April in The Clayton Hotel, Sligo.   This interactive informative workshop was facilitated by Advanced Nurse Practitioner Patricia Murray, Diabetes Dietitian Ms Lisa Kelly and Psychologist Kate Gajewska.   The workshop was an open discussion where individuals... View Article

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  • Major Health Bodies Support Active Travel

    Cyclist.ie, the Irish Cycling Advocacy Network, in collaboration with the Irish Heart Foundation, the Irish Cancer Society, Diabetes Ireland, Irish Doctors for the Environment, the Association for Health Promotion Ireland and the Irish Pedestrian Network, will today present an open letter to An Taoiseach and Ministers Ross, (Transport), Bruton (Climate Action ) and Harris (Health)... View Article

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  • MIWADI RENEWS SUPPORT FOR DIABETES IRELAND IN 2018

    Ireland’s favourite flavour enhancer brand, MiWadi, has announced its continued support of Diabetes Ireland in 2018, which marks the third year supporting Ireland’s leading charity dedicated to those with diabetes. As the only flavour enhancer brand in the market with 0% sugar and stevia extract (as per March 2018), MiWadi will build on its partnership... View Article

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  • MSD #1in15 campaign ends for 2017 on WDD

    Over 500 screened for Type 2 Diabetes in Dundrum Town Centre for World Diabetes Day, bringing to over 4,000 the number of adults screened to date Well-known hotelier and TV personality Francis Brennan encouraged people to take action and get screened as part of the campaign Over 4,000 members of the public have received free... View Article

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  • Diabetes Cork Care Centre is Officially Opened

      Cllr. P.J. Hourican, deputising for the Lord Mayor, officially opened Diabetes Ireland’s dedicated care centre for people with Diabetes in Munster on April 26th. The centre is located at 36 Mary Street in Cork city. A great number of past and present volunteers turned up on the night to celebrate the opening. People were... View Article

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  • International Diabetes Federation Supporting European Week of Sport 2016

    A call for ACTION by International Diabetes Federation. The last decades have seen major social transformation, including increased urbanisation and sedentarism, which have an impact on our lifestyle and our health. Today in Europe, 50% of the adult population is overweight, 23% is obese and 59% of Europeans never or rarely (less than once a week) exercise... View Article

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    Christmas recipes

    Check out some of our festive recipes. From mince pies to puddings, why not try them out this Christmas?

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  • Christmas and your diabetes

    Christmas is a time of great excitement. It is a time for family and for children, for lights, for decorations, Santa presents and of course for food! Rich delicious foods are a huge part of the traditional Irish Christmas. Piles of roast potatoes, the turkey and ham, the Christmas pudding soaked in brandy and a Christmas cake to top it off. So how do you get through the festive season without completely over-indulging?

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  • 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 you to check out. 

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  • 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 months Irish Medical Journal.  The aim of this study was to describe the provision and quality of diabetes services for children with type 1 diabetes in the Republic of Ireland, and to establish a baseline... View Article

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  • 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 recent change in department of Health policy,if you are a person with diabetes who holds a medical card, you can also now apply for, and be granted, a long Term Illness... View Article

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