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  • Diabetes Professionals to hear how Medical Alert Assistance Dogs trained by the Charity Medical Detection Dogs can Prevent Patients with Type 1 Diabetes from having Severe “Hypos”

      Claire Pesterfield will be speaking at Diabetes Ireland’s Annual Healthcare Professional Conference on her personal experience   The major fear for people with Type 1 diabetes and parents of children with Type 1 diabetes is having a “hypo”. Hypo’s occur when there is too little sugar (glucose) in the blood stream to properly support... View Article

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  • Diabetes Ireland One of 35 Irish Patient Groups Who Sign ‘Charter for Medicines Assessment & Reimbursement’

    Diabetes Ireland is one of 35 Irish patient organisations who have signed a Charter calling for greater patient involvement in the ‘Medicines Assessment & Reimbursement’ process in Ireland. The Charter calls on the government to improve the transparency, accountability and communication on how medicines are assessed & reimbursed by the State.   The Charter, co-ordinated... View Article

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  • Castlebar ‘Ask the Experts’ Public Meeting was a Great Success

    A Type 2 Diabetes ‘Ask the Experts’ public meeting was held in Castlebar Co Mayo on February 13th in Breaffy Hotel.     There was a lot of interest in the meeting and a full house on the night. On the night, four health professional experts oversaw questions and answers sessions. The people in attendance... View Article

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  • Reclaiming Vat on Medical Expenses

    You can now claim Vat on medical appliances such as Flash or continuous glucose monitoring systems or any other devices used on the recommendation of a medical practitioner. Please note that this procedure has not yet been tested for fitness trackers/wearables or exercise bicycles.   For further details, please click on our web page –  https://www.diabetes.ie/living-with-diabetes/living-type-1/entitlements-social-welfare-information/      

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  • An opportunity for people with Type 2 Diabetes to ask those burning questions on their daily management

    Diabetes Ireland is hosting a free, interactive Type 2 Diabetes Patient Education meeting in the Breaffy House Resort Castlebar on Wednesday, 13th February 2019 from 7:00pm – 09:00pm.     “The roundtable format of this meeting makes it a very engaging opportunity for people with diabetes to converse directly with the healthcare professional and ask... View Article

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  • Brexit and Medical Supplies

    Diabetes Ireland understands from the Department of Health and Children, the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) and the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) that accessibility to diabetes medicines and devices will continue regardless of Brexit’s final position.   The Department of Health and the HPRA are in constant contact with wholesalers and marketing authorisation holders to... View Article

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  • How does protein affect insulin dosing for meals?

    According to a new study that was published in Diabetic Medicine, people with Type 1 diabetes need almost 50% more insulin to keep their glucose levels stable after a high-protein meal.   Researchers found that most of the extra insulin was needed in the two hours following the meal. However, there was a lot of... View Article

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  • Safety Notice for MiniMed™ Mio™ Advance Infusion Sets – HPRA Safety Notice: SN202019(02). Priority 1 – For Immediate Action

    The HPRA is issuing this Safety Notice to raise awareness of an important update to the package insert for MiniMed Mio™ Advance Infusion Sets. The user guide currently recommends filling 6mm and 9mm soft cannulas with 0.9U (0.009 ml) of insulin after inserting a new set. Unomedical a/s has determined that the correct fill cannula... View Article

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  • Job Vacancies – Podiatrists Required in Cork & Kerry

    Diabetes Ireland invites applications from suitably qualified Podiatrists to work as part of an integrated high risk footcare service for Cork and Kerry. Cork (1.5 posts)          Kerry (1 post)   As a Podiatrist working in the community, with strong linkages to secondary care services, the postholder will have the vision and drive to deliver a... View Article

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  • Making Links- Diabetes and Oral Health

    In the latest edition of the Irish Dentistry Magazine, Dr Paul O’Dwyer reflects on sharing his knowledge of oral health and diabetes at our Health & Wellbeing Exhibition.   Read Paul’s take on the event and his own information workshop here:  Irish Dentistry Magazine

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  • Operation Transformation – January 9th 2019

    Diabetes Ireland are aware of an issue that has caused an upset to some people in an episode of Operation Transformation aired on Wednesday the 9th of January. During the episode a reference was made to a participant having reversed his diabetes. This statement should have made a distinction and stated that he had reversed... View Article

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  • It’s Not Your Fault – When Losing Weight Proves Difficult

    When Type 2 diabetes occurs together with obesity, the risk of complications increases considerably.   Deborah Condon’s recent interview with Professor Carel le Roux regarding the treatment options aimed at reducing weight which featured in the Winter Edition Volume 16 of the Diabetes Ireland Magazine.   Please see link for further details on this article... View Article

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  • Christmas Opening Hours

    Our offices and care centres will be closed from Friday 21st of December 2018 until Wednesday 2nd of January 2019. Please note that our helpline will not be monitored over the festive period. If you have any medical queries please speak to your own GP or Diabetes Team. Wishing you all a Happy Christmas and... View Article

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  • 50 Year Medal Recipients

    This November, we presented 50 Year Medals to 14 people who have been living with diabetes for the last 50 years. These medals mark an important milestone and a huge achievement. The medals also show how important good diabetes management is to your overall health.   The first medal ceremony took place in Cork on... View Article

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  • Wait Time for Diabetes Children Increases after Expert Resigns

    Recent article which featured in the Evening Echo regarding the waiting time for children with diabetes after the resignation of a leading expert in the Cork area. Please see article link below for further details. https://www.eveningecho.ie/corknews/Wait-time-for-diabetes-children-increases-after-expert-resigns          

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  • Dealing with the Medical and Psychology Aspects of Type 1 Diabetes

    World Diabetes Day kicked off on November 14th and a number of events have been organised across the Mid-West over the month of November to raise awareness of diabetes in the community. A free information meeting is taking place in the Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick on Tuesday, 27th November 2018 from 7:30 – 9:30pm.  ... View Article

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  • Huge Attendance at Diabetes Health & Wellbeing Event in Cork

    Over 1600 people attended the Diabetes Health & Wellbeing Exhibition in the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork on Sunday 11th November.  This was a fantastic event to kickstart World Diabetes Week celebrations taking place all this week.   Attendees availed of free tests such as HbA1c (which is the average blood glucose level for the previous... View Article

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  • Diabetes Ireland receives a donation from The Hospital Saturday Fund

    Diabetes Ireland was one of 26 Irish and UK charities received a donation from The Hospital Saturday Fund at a special reception held in the Irish Embassy in London. In total, €110k was donated to the charities and organisations at the event. The event was hosted by Irish Deputy Head of Mission, Mr. Gerald Angley.... View Article

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  • Sweetpea Kidz Club Christmas Party 2018

    This year our Sweetpea Christmas Party is BIGGER & BETTER THAN EVER! Santa and his Elves will be in attendance with gifts for all the children. We will have games, entertainment, yummy festive food and treats for everyone. This event takes place December 2nd from 2:30pm – 4:30pm in the Gresham Hotel, Dublin.   Come... View Article

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  • Health & Wellbeing Exhibition Cork 2018

    World Diabetes Week celebrations kicks off in Cork   As part of World Diabetes Week celebrations, Diabetes Ireland will be kicking off events with its Diabetes Health & Wellbeing Exhibition taking place in the Rochestown Park Hotel in Douglas, Cork from 12 noon to 5:00 pm Sunday 11th November.   This free exhibition will provide... View Article

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