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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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  • Fantastic Attendance at Diabetes Ireland Health & Wellbeing Event in Limerick

    Around 1200 people attended the Diabetes Health & Wellbeing Exhibition in the Limerick Strand Hotel, on Sunday 10th November.  This was a wonderful kick start to the 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

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  • World Diabetes Week celebrations kicks off in Limerick

    As part of World Diabetes Week celebrations, Diabetes Ireland will be kicking off events with its Diabetes Health & Wellbeing Exhibition taking place in the Strand Hotel, Ennis Road, Limerick from 12 noon to 5:00 pm Sunday 10th November.   This free exhibition will provide an array of attractions for the public such as free... View Article

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  • Type 1 Diabetes Survey

    Hanover Communications (a government affairs and healthcare advocacy agency) have been commissioned by Roche Diabetes Care to map the current Type 1 diabetes landscape in Ireland. As part of their research they are working with our Diabetes Ireland Patient Advocacy Group  to develop a fully confidential and anonymous survey and it would be great if... View Article

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  • Participants for Research Study Required

    Fresh Perspectives (www.freshperspectives.ie) an Irish market research agency specialising in the healthcare sector will soon be conducting some research in Dublin City Centre on a new smartphone App currently in development and are looking for willing participants who have poor vision due to conditions such as Diabetic retinopathy, Retinal vein occlusion or Age-related Macular Degeneration... View Article

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  • Sligo University Hospital Update on Type 1 Diabetes Services

    Following frustration with local diabetes services, Chairperson of Diabetes Ireland’s Sligo branch, Ms Suzanne Donnelly publicly highlighted the lack of support provided to the diabetes team working tirelessly in Sligo University Hospital by hospital management.   Last week her frustration reached the floor of the Dail chamber as Martin Kenny TD raised the issue with... View Article

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  • Grab your Walking Boots and Undertake a Journey of a Lifetime with Diabetes Ireland and Experience the Spiritual Adventures of the Classic Camino

    Today Diabetes Ireland launched its Overseas Trek for 2020. We are inviting members of the diabetes community, their family and friends, to consider taking on this tailor-made trekking adventure and raise much needed funds for Diabetes Ireland.   If you are looking for the classic Camino experience, this is the perfect tour for you! You... View Article

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  • A Lifetime with Type 1

    In the latest edition of the Diabetes Members Magazine, Deborah Condon speaks to Michael Kenny about using ‘huge needles, boiling syringes and how far diabetes care has come along in the last 62 years since his diagnosis.   To read the full article click here   If you would like to become a member of... View Article

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  • Freestyle Libre Update

    Diabetes Ireland continues to seek clarification on the pending Freestyle LIBRE review by the Primary Care Eligibility & Reimbursement Service (HSE PCERS) due this year as outlined in the Advice Note 2017/01.   Following plethera of parliamentary questions from TDs, a recent welcome response has clarified that the following will be included in that review;... View Article

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  • Freestyle Libre HSE Review Update Openness and Transparency Required on Review Process, Support the Campaign by Acting today

    Following the submission of our recent report “Users Experiences of Flash Glucose Monitoring on Daily Life Experiences” to the Minister for Health and to the HSE, and the support by TDs who agree that the Freestyle Libre should be made available to all people with Type 1 diabetes, the HSE’s Primary Care Reimbursement Service responded... View Article

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