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  • Message from the CEO

    Diabetes Ireland has launched a 10k June Bank Holiday challenge for all the family. As CEO of Diabetes Ireland, I have never seen the need to personally reach out to our community because you have been a tremendous supporter over the years. However, today because of the stark situation Diabetes Ireland finds itself in, we... View Article

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  • The Personality behind the Person….Two minutes with…… Kieran O’Leary, CEO, Diabetes Ireland

    Yellow Harbour meets Kieran O’Leary, CEO, Diabetes Ireland and delves into the personality behind the person. The aim of these interviews is to help everyone meet the people behind the organisations and help us to learn more about our friends and colleagues in the non-profit sector across Ireland.   Louise from Yellow Harbour further notes... View Article

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  • Roche Diabetes Care offers free access to mySugr Pro diabetes management app in time of crisis

    Roche Diabetes Care has announced that it will offer free access to mySugr Pro diabetes management app for all adults with diabetes in the UK & Ireland to help reduce burden on the HSE.   The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented challenge for the health system, necessitating new ways of working. As a company,... View Article

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  • Diabetes Ireland Health Professional Team

    In the latest edition of the Diabetes Ireland Members Magazine, Deborah Condon talks to Diabetes Ireland’s five Regional Development Officers about their work, where no two days are ever the same.   Click on the link to read the full article.   The magazine is available to be purchased from our online shop: https://www.diabetes.ie/shop/diabetes-ireland-magazine/diabetes-magazine/

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  • Ramadan

    Ramadan commences on April 23rd until May 23rd 2020.   Please see the Ramadan information booklet on suggestions if you have type 2 diabetes. https://www.diabetes.ie/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/4196_Ramadan-PIB_May2017_vFIN.pdf   We advise anyone intending to fast to talk with their diabetes teams to see if any alterations to their diabetes medications are required.   We especially advise those not... View Article

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  • General Sick Day Guidance for Type 2 Diabetes

    If you have diabetes and are feeling unwell, your blood glucose levels will rise which makes it more difficult to fight illness. With Type 2 diabetes, you need to know which medications to alter if not eating – check with your pharmacist if any of the tablets or injections you are taking should be altered... View Article

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  • General Sick Day Guidance for Type 1 Diabetes

    As COVID-19 concerns rise, Diabetes Ireland remind people with diabetes particularly those on insulin therapy to check they have a stock of ketone test strips and check that they are in date and know how to interpret the result, please see Sick Day Leaflet – Type 1 for more information. This information is a general... View Article

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  • Diabetes & COVID-19 – Social Gatherings or Academic/Work Events

    Diabetes Ireland have received numerous calls re Covid-19 and attending social gatherings or academic/work events.   The advice for people with diabetes is to take all precautionary measures as outlined on https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/protect-yourself.html , to maintain good glucose control, eat a balanced healthy diet, maintain physical activity outdoors where possible and ensure they have a sick... View Article

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  • Diabetes & COVID-19

    Following a number of calls “from concerned individuals with diabetes” and with the number of cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) rising in Europe, and the first case been confirmed in Ireland, the risk to individuals “remains low”.   However, according to Health Promotion and Research Manager, Dr Anna Clarke, “the common flu is still a much... View Article

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  • COVID 19 (Coronavirus)

    Diabetes Ireland has received a number of enquiries from its members concerned about COVID 19. HSE information on symptoms, risk and protecting yourself is available on https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus.html.   People should regularly visit the site and follow HSE updates relating to COVID 19 as released.   Further information for Health Professionals is available on https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/advice-for-healthcare-professionals.htm

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  • New Molecule Provides Hope for Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes

    Scientists from institutions across Europe have identified a new molecule that could be used as a biological ‘marker’ in the early diagnosis of type 1 diabetes and signify whether a treatment is working or not.   Currently, screening for and diagnosing type 1 diabetes is done by measuring blood glucose levels and detecting autoantibodies (proteins... View Article

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  • Life Story: coming to terms with the unknown

    In the latest edition of the Diabetes Members Magazine, when a child is diagnosed with diabetes, parents want to “fix everything”. Deborah Condon talks to Betty Fennell about her experiences.   To read the full article click here.

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  • The Importance of Lifestyle Choices

    In the latest edition of the Diabetes Members Magazine, Dietitian and Regional Development Officer with Diabetes Ireland Sinéad Powell talks with Deborah Condon about how to improve on day-to day lifestyle choices in order to avoid complications of Type 2 diabetes.                     To read the full... View Article

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  • The ABC of Diabetes Management

    In the latest edition of the Diabetes Members Magazine, Deborah Condon highlights that Diabetes self-management is not as easy as ABC, but it is certainly a good place to start.     To read the full article click here.

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  • Election 2020

    So the election date has now been confirmed for February 8th 2020. Over the next few weeks, election candidates will be knocking on your door. This is a key opportunity to use your voice and highlight your concerns. What questions should you ask?   Read more, https://www.diabetes.ie/ask-the-election-candidate-questions/              

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  • Inspiring the Next Generation

    As part of World Diabetes Day celebration’s a further 21 people with diabetes received “Living Well with Diabetes” 50 Year medals from Diabetes Ireland. At three different ceremonies held in Cork, Dublin and Naas Hospital medal recipients and their families came together to share memories of their lives with diabetes.     Lots of stories... View Article

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  • New Parliamentary Group on Diabetes to be set up

    Following a World Diabetes Day presentation to TDs and Senators, kindly organised by Mary Butler TD and Frank O’Rourke TD, Diabetes Ireland is delighted to announce it will be working with interested Oireachtas Members to set up a cross party Diabetes Parliamentary Group in Leinster House to raise awareness of the need for a long... View Article

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  • Thirty Irish charities receive donations from The Hospital Saturday Fund

    Diabetes Ireland received a donation from The Hospital Saturday Fund (HSF) at a special reception hosted at University College Cork on Thursday, 21 November 2019. In total, €140,000 was donated to the charities at the event, which was hosted by UCC in the Aula Maxima in the presence of the Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork,... View Article

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  • Insulin pill could deliver insulin without injections

    Researchers in the US at the Massachusetts Institute of technology have developed an “insulin pill”. This 3 centimetre capsule could carry a similar amount of insulin in an injection and deliver it to the intestines to be taken up into the blood. The capsule works by releasing insulin into the bloodstream via the gut when... View Article

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  • 85% of family members impacted by diabetes feel that conversations can help them increase understanding of how they can help manage their loved one’s low blood sugar level

    People living with diabetes are not the only ones impacted by the condition. According to a new international study of 4,300 family members of people with diabetes, worrying about low blood sugar, also known as hypoglycaemia or ‘hypos’, can impact greatly on them too.   Low blood sugar or “lows” as they are often referred... View Article

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