Latest News

  • 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 you overall health.   The first medal ceremony took place in Cork on... View Article

    Read More
  • 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          

    Read More
  • 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

    Read More
  • 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

    Read More
  • 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

    Read More
  • 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

    Read More
  • 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

    Read More
  • Christmas Cards 2018

    Christmas Cards are currently available to be purchased over the phone or on our online shop. These cards are sold in 4 sets of packs with 12 cards in each pack. Please see link below for further details: https://www.diabetes.ie/shop/uncategorized/christmas-cards-2018/      

    Find out More
  • Diabetes Awareness 2018

    Diabetes Awareness Supplement which recently featured in The Irish Independent September 2018 Edition – Diabetes Awareness PDF      

    Read More
  • The National Diabetes Cup 2018

    The National Diabetes Cup took place on Saturday, August 25th at the National Sports Campus Abbotstown.   The National Diabetes Cup is a 6 or 7 a side soccer tournament for children aged between  7-15 years living with type 1 diabetes along with their siblings.   This event was an ideal opportunity for parents, guardians... View Article

    Read More
  • Fundraise in Upcoming Races

      Are you taking part in any of the races listed? If so, we would love if you consider fundraising for Diabetes Ireland. Your support would be greatly appreciated.   If you are interested, call (01) 8428118 or email [email protected] for further information.

    Read More
  • People with diabetes need to be proactive in looking after their feet as diabetes related amputations continue to rise to a 4 year high warns Diabetes Ireland

    63% of all lower limb amputations diabetes related 2,628 people with diabetes hospitalised for foot ulcer treatment or limb loss in 2017   A person with diabetes is 22 times more likely to undergo a non-traumatic lower limb amputation than an individual without diabetes.   Diabetes Ireland is warning adults of all ages who have... View Article

    Read More
  • How could seaweed help us cure type 1 diabetes?

    Material derived from seaweed could help to protect transplanted insulin-producing cells, according to a recent study in the US. The researchers, who were partly funded by JDRF, tested out seven different versions of the material ‘alginate’, typically found in seaweed. Ultimately, one of the alginate materials was able to coat and protect insulin-producing beta cells... View Article

    Read More
  • Dental Care Ireland Partner with Diabetes Ireland

    Dental Care Ireland, a new network of local dental practices nationwide, today launched a year-long partnership with Diabetes Ireland, the national diabetes charity.   In Ireland, it is estimated that 250,000 people are living with diabetes, 50% of whom are unaware of their condition. Diabetes is a lifelong condition and if untreated can lead to... View Article

    Read More
  • Diabetes & Pregnancy Information Evening 2018

    Pre-pregnancy planning essential for women with diabetes    Diabetes Ireland hosted an information evening for all women living with diabetes of childbearing age and their partners in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santry on Thursday 20 September 2018.   This meeting provided information on how to access appropriate pre-pregnancy services, the steps women need to take... View Article

    Read More
  • Diabetes Ireland launch its 2017 Annual Report – Call for all people with diabetes to become members

    Last year, Diabetes Ireland celebrated its golden anniversary. From humble beginnings in 1967, in recent years the charity has expanded hugely. To mark the occasion, a history book charting the first 50 years of the charity was produced. The book is a testament to the work of many people who have given their time and... View Article

    Read More
  • Are you purchasing a Freestyle LIBRE

    Are you purchasing a Freestyle LIBRE – if you are, do you know you can now order 3 sensors per 25 days. If you were not lucky enough to have been approved as a purchaser but have previously registered on https://www.freestylelibre.ie, you should get notification that you have been approved as a purchaser in the... View Article

    Read More
  • 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

    Read More
  • Teen Activity Day 2018

    Diabetes Ireland’s Teen Activity Day was held on Friday 13th of July in 3 adventure centres around the country- Ballyhass Lakes, Mallow, Co. Cork, Dunmore East Activity Centre Co. Waterford and Lilliput Adventure Centre, Co. Westmeath. The Teen Day was open to children living with type 1 diabetes between the ages of 10-16. Diabetes Ireland... View Article

    Read More
  • Fundraising for Diabetes Ireland through Facebook

    We are so happy to let you, our fantastic supporters, know that you can now fundraise for us through Facebook!   Create a fundraiser   Help to raise money and awareness for the causes you care most about! So whether you’re climbing Kilimanjaro, taking part in Tough Mudder or hosting a table quiz, why not... View Article

    Read More