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  • Diabetes Community calls on Minister for Health to extend Freestyle Libre to all people with Type 1 Diabetes. Survey highlights huge quality of life improvements in Irish users of technology after 1 year

      Following a decision by the HSE last year, Minister for Health Simon Harris refused to make Flash Glucose Monitoring technology available for all people with Type 1 diabetes making Ireland the only country worldwide to put an age restriction on access to the Freestyle Libre.   Instead, the HSE deferred its decision by 12... View Article

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  • Understanding Diabetes

    In the latest edition of the Irish Examiner Magazine Supplement in association with Mi Wadi 0% Sugar focuses on Diabetes Awareness.   Please click on the following link to download the full magazine supplement. understanding diabetes  

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  • FDA Warns Against the Use of Unauthorized Devices for Diabetes Management following Serious Adverse Patient Event

    Diabetes Ireland does not want to see a similar event here and urges anyone using or considering using Diabetes DIY technology to speak to and consult with their diabetes team.   Following a report of a serious adverse event in which a patient’s use of an illegally marketed continuous glucose monitoring system along with an... View Article

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  • Insulin Pumps Availability in Ireland 2019

    Listed below are the updated Insulin Pumps now available in Ireland for 2019.   Click here for further details.  

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  • Local & European Elections 2019

    The Local and European elections will take place on the 24th of May 2019.  Campaigns from all parties are now currently underway and election representatives will be calling to all households.   This is a key opportunity to use your voice and highlight your concerns.     On Your Doorstep   In preparation for the... View Article

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  • New Psychotherapy Service for Young People with Type 1

    In the spring addition of the Diabetes Members Magazine, Deborah Condon addresses the topic of being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes which can be overwhelming at any age.   This can be especially difficult for children and teenagers, who are already trying to deal with the pressures of growing up.   Diabetes Ireland recently joined up with... View Article

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  • Job Vacancy – Senior Podiatrist (Louth)

    Job Vacancy   Senior Podiatrist (Louth)   Closing Date for Applications: 13 May 2019.   Diabetes Ireland invites applications from suitably qualified Podiatrists to work as part of an integrated high risk footcare service in Co. Louth. Clinics will be based in Drogheda and Dundalk.   Foot Care Service Overview   The Podiatry service is... View Article

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  • Research Project Involving Diabetes Ireland and the Irish Men’s Sheds Association

    Diabetes Ireland is currently taking part in a research project with the Irish Men’s Sheds Association (IMSA).   This project called “Shedding Light on Men’s Health: Evaluating the scalability of a community-based men’s health promotion programme ‘Sheds for Life’.   Kildare and Waterford are currently in the middle of their 10 week programmer where many... View Article

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  • Group Programme on “Living well with a Long Term Health Condition” available in County Carlow

    HSE Press Release: Thursday, 25th April   Group programme on “Living well with a Long Term Health Condition” available in County Carlow   A group programme, in which participants will learn over six weekly sessions about living well with a long term health condition, begins in Carlow on Friday 3rd May.   Taking place in... View Article

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  • Living Well with Type 2 Diabetes – Medicines

    Najia Siddique Specialist Registrar and John McDermott Consultant Endocrinologist at the Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown focuses on living well with type 2 diabetes in the Autumn Edition of our Diabetes Ireland Members Magazine.   The human body is like a finely tuned machine. It tightly controls the levels of a number... View Article

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  • Raising Funds with Emergency Card

    In a new initiative Irish Ice Cards has teamed up with Diabetes Ireland with the aim of increasing the number of people carrying these cards in the event of an emergency and also raise vital funds for the charity.   This article featured in the Spring addition of the Diabetes Members Magazine and highlights the importance... View Article

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  • Treatment Options for Hypoglycaemia

    The introduction of the of the sugar tax in 2017 and the reformulation of some commonly used hypoglycaemia treatment options have highlighted the issue of healthcare professional recommendations for the home treatment of hypoglycaemia.   Diabetes Ireland has reviewed its advice and literature as follows: “anyone purchasing minerals (soft drinks) for use as treatment for... View Article

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  • Eating Well for One

    Pauline Dunne, Regional Development Officer and Senior Dietitian with Diabetes Ireland addresses eating well for one in the Autumn Edition of our Diabetes Ireland Members Magazine.   Eating well can be a challenge for many of us and also a juggling act when you factor in work and life commitments.   This article addresses planning and... View Article

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  • Job Vacancy – Fundraising & Marketing Assistant

    Diabetes Ireland are seeking a Fundraising & Marketing Assistant to join it’s growing team. For more information, please click on the following link – https://www.forpurpose.ie/current-vacancies/fundraising-marketing-assistant-for-diabetes-ireland/            

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  • 50 Year Medal Ceremony- Sligo

    On Monday the 11th of March in the Glasshouse Hotel, Sligo, Diabetes Ireland were delighted to hold a 50 Year Medal Ceremony.  to four amazing people. They have been living with Type 1 diabetes for over 50 years.   This was a lovely evening, celebrating with the medal recipients and their families. The wonderful nurses... View Article

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  • Roscommon Public Meeting- 7th March

    Diabetes Ireland held a Type 2 ‘Ask the Experts’ public meeting on the 7th of March in Hannons Hotel, Roscommon.   There was a lot of interest in the meeting and we welcomed a full house on the night. During the meeting, four healthcare professionals held a questions and answers session with those in the... 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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