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  • Job Alert- Care Centre Administrator

      Diabetes Ireland are looking to recruit an enthusiastic part time Care Centre Administrator to join their team.   Job Title: Care Centre Administrator Locations: Santry, Dublin Contract Type: One year; Fixed Term Contract Hours: 23 Hours per week (Monday to Thursday 9am to 1pm and Fridays 9am to 5pm) Annual Leave: 22 days per annum Salary: Pro rata... View Article

  • Avon Ri Family Weekend

    7th-9th September 2018 We are delighted to invite you to our Type 1 Diabetes Family Weekend in Avon Ri Lakeshore & Resort on the 7 th/8th/9th of September 2018. Due to the increased demand for Type 1 diabetes family weekends, we have decided to hold Avon Ri for a third year in the beautiful scenic surroundings of Blessington Lake Co.Wicklow. This event is a... View Article

  • Urgent: Recall of specific lots of Accu-Chek® Aviva

    Roche Diabetes Care are recalling specific lots of Accu-Chek Aviva test strips. They have already notified clients for whom they have contact details.   If you are using Accu-Chek test strips you need to Check the lot number of all Accu-Chek Aviva or Performa test strips you have (this is on the top flap of... View Article

  • Type 2 Diabetes can be Reversed with 15% Weight Loss [i],[ii]– European Obesity Day, 19 May 2018

    Type 2 Diabetes can be Reversed with 15% Weight Loss[i],[ii] European Obesity Day, 19 May 2018   -Reduction in cost of care associated with 15% weight loss -Savings of €4000 per year per patient to the state   IrSPEN, the Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, is advising people living with type 2 diabetes... View Article


    The “DiAthlete 100 Challenge” will see Gavin Griffiths (also known as “The DiAthlete”), 26, attempt to complete 25 marathon runs between 13th April – 13th May 2018 all around the UK & Ireland,as someone living with the autoimmune condition type 1 diabetes.   Gavin will be finishing his Dublin leg at our HQ, 19 Northwood... View Article

  • An overview of Blood Glucose Testing devices

    There is a LOT OF TALK in the diabetes community especially amongst those with type 1 diabetes about different methods of checking blood glucose levels. We provide a brief outline below on the 4 main approaches. FIRST, the traditionally finger prick blood glucose monitoring system measures the level of glucose in your blood on one particular occasion. This... View Article

  • Diabetes Ireland receives generous donation from Motivation Weight Management

    Diabetes Ireland recently received a generous donation of €1,000 from Motivation Weight Management.   Prior to Christmas 2017 Motivation Weight Management launched a new recipe book. Deliciously Healthy is a collection of 70 easy-to-prepare recipes, all designed to complement a healthy eating plan. €2 from the sale of each copy of Deliciously Healthy is donated... View Article

  • Recent Irish Liver Screening Results

    A recent Irish liver screening initiative supports the International Clinical Guideline recommendations that all people with type 2 diabetes should be screened for       Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease   There is a silent epidemic of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) in Ireland. People with type 2 diabetes, obesity and/or high cholesterol are at greater risk of... View Article

  • Ascensia launch smarter Contour Diabetes APP

    ASCENSIA DIABETES CARE LAUNCHES SMARTER VERSION OF CONTOUR®DIABETES APP WITH NEW FEATURES TO SUPPORT SELF-MANAGEMENT    12th December, 2017 – Ascensia Diabetes Care has announced the launch of its upgraded version of the CONTOUR®DIABETES app in Ireland. It includes the new My Patterns feature, which can more intelligently analyse blood glucose results received from the... View Article

  • LIDL Health & Wellness Campaign Results

    RECORD 2,000 LIDL STAFF, FAMILY AND LIDL CUSTOMERS SCREENED FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES   LIDL IRELAND ANNOUNCES HEALTH & WELLNESS CAMPAIGN RESULTS OF LARGEST WORKPLACE DIABETES SCREENING IN IRELAND IN 2017   Dublin, Monday, 27th, November, 2017: Over the course of July – September 2017, Lidl invested €300,000 in an intensive community screening programme aimed at... View Article