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  • Diabetes Ireland 2019 Annual Report launched

    Today, Diabetes Ireland launched its Annual Report for 2019 which highlights the many services it provides to people with diabetes and their families.   While 2019 was a fantastic year for the charity, 2020 has been extremely tough to date and like many other organisations we have had to take measures during lockdown which included... View Article

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  • Restarting Diabetic RetinaScreen Safely

    Diabetic RetinaScreen, the National Diabetic Retinal Screening Programme, has restarted. The programme was paused in March on Public Health advice due to COVID-19.   Screening invitations are being sent out to eligible people. Invitations will be sent to the following people: anyone who is overdue a screening appointment because they were due during the paused... View Article

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  • Medtronic Secures CE Mark for MiniMed™ 780G Advanced Hybrid Closed Loop System Designed to Further Simplify Type 1 Diabetes Management

    Next Generation Closed Loop Insulin Pump System Features   Auto-Correction Algorithm and Bluetooth Connectivity   DUBLIN, June 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, today announced CE (Conformité Européenne) Marking of its MiniMed™ 780G system, a next generation closed loop insulin pump system for the treatment of type... View Article

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  • When Support is Just a Phone Call Away

    In the Spring edition of the Diabetes Members Magazine, “when support is just a phone call away”, Deborah Condon talks to Jim Hosford Lynch about his type 2 diagnosis.   To read the full article click here    

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  • Who Needs Transport to Get to Work?

    Kevin O’Connell, who has Type 1 Diabetes, has decided to ditch his car for the month of July and run to and from work and raise funds for Diabetes Ireland. He will run over 200km during the month while also working 12 hour shifts each day, managing his blood glucose levels and his insulin needs... View Article

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  • Diabetes Ireland Podiatry Services will resume on a Phased and Gradual Basis from June 8th 2020

    We are delighted to inform you that Diabetes Ireland podiatry services will be resuming on a phased and gradual basis from Monday 8th June 2020.   We have all been through a lot over the last few months while many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety. In... View Article

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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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