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  • Group Programme on “Living well with a Long Term Health Condition” available in County Carlow

    HSE Press Release: Thursday, 25th April   Group programme on “Living well with a Long Term Health Condition” available in County Carlow   A group programme, in which participants will learn over six weekly sessions about living well with a long term health condition, begins in Carlow on Friday 3rd May.   Taking place in... View Article

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  • Living Well with Type 2 Diabetes – Medicines

    Najia Siddique Specialist Registrar and John McDermott Consultant Endocrinologist at the Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown focuses on living well with type 2 diabetes in the Autumn Edition of our Diabetes Ireland Members Magazine.   The human body is like a finely tuned machine. It tightly controls the levels of a number... View Article

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  • Raising Funds with Emergency Card

    In a new initiative Irish Ice Cards has teamed up with Diabetes Ireland with the aim of increasing the number of people carrying these cards in the event of an emergency and also raise vital funds for the charity.   This article featured in the Spring addition of the Diabetes Members Magazine and highlights the importance... View Article

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  • Treatment Options for Hypoglycaemia

      The introduction of the of the sugar tax in 2017 and the reformulation of some commonly used hypoglycaemia treatment options have highlighted the issue of healthcare professional recommendations for the home treatment of hypoglycaemia.   Diabetes Ireland has reviewed its advice and literature as follows: “anyone purchasing minerals (soft drinks) for use as treatment... View Article

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  • Eating Well for One

    Pauline Dunne, Regional Development Officer and Senior Dietitian with Diabetes Ireland addresses eating well for one in the Autumn Edition of our Diabetes Ireland Members Magazine.   Eating well can be a challenge for many of us and also a juggling act when you factor in work and life commitments.   This article addresses planning and... View Article

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  • Job Vacancy – Fundraising & Marketing Assistant

    Diabetes Ireland are seeking a Fundraising & Marketing Assistant to join it’s growing team. For more information, please click on the following link – https://www.forpurpose.ie/current-vacancies/fundraising-marketing-assistant-for-diabetes-ireland/            

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  • 50 Year Medal Ceremony- Sligo

    On Monday the 11th of March in the Glasshouse Hotel, Sligo, Diabetes Ireland were delighted to hold a 50 Year Medal Ceremony.  to four amazing people. They have been living with Type 1 diabetes for over 50 years.   This was a lovely evening, celebrating with the medal recipients and their families. The wonderful nurses... View Article

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  • Roscommon Public Meeting- 7th March

    Diabetes Ireland held a Type 2 ‘Ask the Experts’ public meeting on the 7th of March in Hannons Hotel, Roscommon.   There was a lot of interest in the meeting and we welcomed a full house on the night. During the meeting, four healthcare professionals held a questions and answers session with those in the... View Article

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  • Diabetes Ireland One of 35 Irish Patient Groups Who Sign ‘Charter for Medicines Assessment & Reimbursement’

    Diabetes Ireland is one of 35 Irish patient organisations who have signed a Charter calling for greater patient involvement in the ‘Medicines Assessment & Reimbursement’ process in Ireland. The Charter calls on the government to improve the transparency, accountability and communication on how medicines are assessed & reimbursed by the State.   The Charter, co-ordinated... View Article

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  • Castlebar ‘Ask the Experts’ Public Meeting was a Great Success

    A Type 2 Diabetes ‘Ask the Experts’ public meeting was held in Castlebar Co Mayo on February 13th in Breaffy Hotel.     There was a lot of interest in the meeting and a full house on the night. On the night, four health professional experts oversaw questions and answers sessions. The people in attendance... View Article

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  • Reclaiming Vat on Medical Expenses

    You can now claim Vat on medical appliances such as Flash or continuous glucose monitoring systems or any other devices used on the recommendation of a medical practitioner. Please note that this procedure has not yet been tested for fitness trackers/wearables or exercise bicycles.   For further details, please click on our web page –  https://www.diabetes.ie/living-with-diabetes/living-type-1/entitlements-social-welfare-information/      

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  • An opportunity for people with Type 2 Diabetes to ask those burning questions on their daily management

    Diabetes Ireland is hosting a free, interactive Type 2 Diabetes Patient Education meeting in the Breaffy House Resort Castlebar on Wednesday, 13th February 2019 from 7:00pm – 09:00pm.     “The roundtable format of this meeting makes it a very engaging opportunity for people with diabetes to converse directly with the healthcare professional and ask... View Article

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  • Brexit and Medical Supplies

    Diabetes Ireland understands from the Department of Health and Children, the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) and the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) that accessibility to diabetes medicines and devices will continue regardless of Brexit’s final position.   The Department of Health and the HPRA are in constant contact with wholesalers and marketing authorisation holders to... View Article

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  • How does protein affect insulin dosing for meals?

    According to a new study that was published in Diabetic Medicine, people with Type 1 diabetes need almost 50% more insulin to keep their glucose levels stable after a high-protein meal.   Researchers found that most of the extra insulin was needed in the two hours following the meal. However, there was a lot of... View Article

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  • Safety Notice for MiniMed™ Mio™ Advance Infusion Sets – HPRA Safety Notice: SN202019(02). Priority 1 – For Immediate Action

    The HPRA is issuing this Safety Notice to raise awareness of an important update to the package insert for MiniMed Mio™ Advance Infusion Sets. The user guide currently recommends filling 6mm and 9mm soft cannulas with 0.9U (0.009 ml) of insulin after inserting a new set. Unomedical a/s has determined that the correct fill cannula... View Article

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  • Job Vacancies – Podiatrists Required in Cork & Kerry

    Diabetes Ireland invites applications from suitably qualified Podiatrists to work as part of an integrated high risk footcare service for Cork and Kerry. Cork (1.5 posts)          Kerry (1 post)   As a Podiatrist working in the community, with strong linkages to secondary care services, the postholder will have the vision and drive to deliver a... View Article

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  • Making Links- Diabetes and Oral Health

    In the latest edition of the Irish Dentistry Magazine, Dr Paul O’Dwyer reflects on sharing his knowledge of oral health and diabetes at our Health & Wellbeing Exhibition.   Read Paul’s take on the event and his own information workshop here:  Irish Dentistry Magazine

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  • Operation Transformation – January 9th 2019

    Diabetes Ireland are aware of an issue that has caused an upset to some people in an episode of Operation Transformation aired on Wednesday the 9th of January. During the episode a reference was made to a participant having reversed his diabetes. This statement should have made a distinction and stated that he had reversed... View Article

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  • It’s Not Your Fault – When Losing Weight Proves Difficult

    When Type 2 diabetes occurs together with obesity, the risk of complications increases considerably.   Deborah Condon’s recent interview with Professor Carel le Roux regarding the treatment options aimed at reducing weight which featured in the Winter Edition Volume 16 of the Diabetes Ireland Magazine.   Please see link for further details on this article... View Article

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  • Christmas Opening Hours

    Our offices and care centres will be closed from Friday 21st of December 2018 until Wednesday 2nd of January 2019. Please note that our helpline will not be monitored over the festive period. If you have any medical queries please speak to your own GP or Diabetes Team. Wishing you all a Happy Christmas and... View Article

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