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  • Safety Notice – Animas Vibe Insulin Pumps

    The HPRA wishes to raise awareness of the discontinuation of Animas Vibe Insulin infusion Pumps as a result of the manufacturer’s decision to exit the insulin pump market. Animas is currently communicating this information to customers in Ireland and has indicated to the HPRA that there will be no further sales of these pumps in... View Article

  • Ascensia launch smarter Contour Diabetes APP

    ASCENSIA DIABETES CARE LAUNCHES SMARTER VERSION OF CONTOUR®DIABETES APP WITH NEW FEATURES TO SUPPORT SELF-MANAGEMENT    12th December, 2017 – Ascensia Diabetes Care has announced the launch of its upgraded version of the CONTOUR®DIABETES app in Ireland. It includes the new My Patterns feature, which can more intelligently analyse blood glucose results received from the... View Article

  • LIDL Health & Wellness Campaign Results

    RECORD 2,000 LIDL STAFF, FAMILY AND LIDL CUSTOMERS SCREENED FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES   LIDL IRELAND ANNOUNCES HEALTH & WELLNESS CAMPAIGN RESULTS OF LARGEST WORKPLACE DIABETES SCREENING IN IRELAND IN 2017   Dublin, Monday, 27th, November, 2017: Over the course of July – September 2017, Lidl invested €300,000 in an intensive community screening programme aimed at... View Article

  • Job Vacancy- Fundraising Manager

    BACKGROUND: Diabetes Ireland is the national charity dedicated to helping people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and their families. Through its professional staff and network of volunteer support groups, Diabetes Ireland provides a wide array of services which covers all aspects of the condition under the key organisation pillars of Education, Support/Care, Awareness... View Article

  • Job Vacancy-Podiatrist

    Podiatrist Basic Grade (Cork City)   Closing Date for Applications 30 November 2017   Diabetes Ireland invites applications from suitably qualified Podiatrists to work as part of an integrated high risk footcare service in Cork City and County.   Foot Care Service Overview   The Podiatry service is primarily for High and Moderate Risk. Many... View Article

  • A busy month ahead- World Diabetes Day 2017

      We are delighted to launch a new book for our Type 1 community, useful for both the person in managing their condition and the health professional as a reference book. Everything you need to know is now in one book. It will be available in hospitals and from our Care Centres in Dublin and... View Article

  • New data shows 97% decrease in cost of diabetes medication after obesity surgery

    IrSPEN (Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition & Metabolism), ASOI (Association for the Study of Obesity on the Island of Ireland) release new national data to highlight urgent need for national obesity treatment programme. Dublin, 4th October 2017 – Ahead of World Obesity Day, 11th October, IrSPEN (Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition & Metabolism) and ASOI... View Article

  • Bogus Charity Fundraisers

    19 September 2017 Diabetes Ireland has received reports from members of the general public regarding a number of young people undertaking on-street collecting in the Smithfield  and Dorset Street areas of Dublin around the time of the All Ireland Football Final last Sunday. These people were not representatives of Diabetes Ireland nor were they authorised... View Article

  • Recall Notice: specific lots of Medtronic MiniMed Infusion Sets

    Diabetes Ireland are sharing the following information from Medtronic intended for Medtronic Pump users. 14 September ’17 Explanation of the Issue Medtronic has become aware of recent reports of potential over-delivery of insulin shortly after an infusion set change. Over-delivery of insulin can cause hypoglycemia and in extreme cases, death. Medtronic has received reports of... View Article

  • Abbott Secures Reimbursement Listing for FreeStyle Libre System in the UK

    Today, Diabetes Ireland welcomed the decision of the NHS to make the Freestyle Libre available to people living with diabetes in the UK. Diabetes Ireland is extremely keen to see Freestyle Libre made available to people with diabetes under the Long Term Illness scheme here in Ireland as soon as possible.   Abbott Ireland submitted... View Article