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  • Donegal Disappointment in local Diabetes Services

        Diabetes Ireland Donegal Branch express disappointment in local service development following meeting in Leinster House.   24 November 2017: Yesterday, representatives from the Donegal branch of Diabetes Ireland along with Professor Hilary Hoey (Chairperson, Diabetes Ireland) and Dr Anna Clarke, Health Promotion & Research Manager, Diabetes Ireland), supported by Donegal politicians, met with... View Article

  • Christmas Raffle Winners 2017

    Winner of Car: Patrick & Ellen Carty, Athlone, Co Westmeath 2nd Prize Winner:  Rhona Gorevan, Sligo 3rd Prize Winner: Audrey Hynes, Dublin   The draw was held on Sunday 12th November. Congratulations to the winners.  

  • 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

  • Hypo Awareness – #talkhypos

    Appear drunk, cranky or acting oddly? It may be a HYPO 8th/August/2017 People living with diabetes who take insulin and certain medications (sulphonylureas) are at risk of hypoglycaemia (hypos); a fall in blood glucose levels that may cause symptoms such as drunk-like disorientation, crankiness, dizziness, confusion and out of character behaviour. The individuals may be... View Article

  • LIDL LINKS UP WITH DIABETES IRELAND TO OFFER FREE SCREENING

      17th July 2017 AT YOUR FINGERTIPS! LIDL LINKS UP WITH DIABETES IRELAND TO OFFER FREE SCREENING FOR STAFF AND CUSTOMERS   As part of its ongoing commitment to a happy and healthy workplace, which will see a major  investment by the retailer, Lidl Ireland is delighted to announce the roll-out of an intensive community... View Article