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  • HPRA Safety Notice: SN2018(36) Priority 1 – For Immediate Action

    Please find attached the HPRA Safety Notice: SN2018(36) Priority 1 for the Medtronic MiniMed™ 640G insulin pump with version 4.10 software.  Please be aware of a possible audio issue, It is important that you regularly check the audio function if using alarms on any device by doing an audio bleep test or equivalent – Ireland... View Article

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  • Mortgage Protection

    Deborah Condon talks to ERM Financial Services Managing Director Eammon Griffin about obtaining mortgage protection when you have diabetes which was issued in the Autumn Edition of the Diabetes Ireland Magazine. Please see link for further details on this article MortgageProt

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  • The National Diabetes Cup 2018

    The National Diabetes Cup took place on Saturday, August 25th at the National Sports Campus Abbotstown.   The National Diabetes Cup is a 6 or 7 a side soccer tournament for children aged between  7-15 years living with type 1 diabetes along with their siblings.   This event was an ideal opportunity for parents, guardians... View Article

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  • Step Challenge Fundraising Campaign

    We’ve just launched the Diabetes Ireland Step Challenge, our new virtual fundraising campaign!   Read on to find out what it’s all about and how you can get involved….   What’s it all about?   From 1st September 2018, we’re asking people to walk 10,000 steps a day for 23 days to help raise funds and... View Article

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  • Sugar Smart in the Summertime

      Looking for something to cool down with over the warm summer days? Warmer weather tends to lead us to choose more ice cream, ice pops, juices, smoothies and iced drinks. And while these choices generally are okay to consume occasionally as part of a healthy balanced diet, with the recent extended warm spell, many... View Article

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  • Launch of NCEC National Clinical Guideline No. 17 Adult Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

    On the 25th of June 2018, the Minister for Health will launch the first National Clinical Guideline for Adults living with Type 1 Diabetes. The publication of the guideline will see an agreed framework that will ensure all adults with type 1 diabetes regardless of where they live in Ireland, have equitable access to high... View Article

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  • Avon Ri – Type 1 Diabetes Family Weekend

    8th-10th September 2017 – What a blast!!! Avon Ri Type 1 Family Weekend was a great success and lots of fun was had by all….despite the showers! 28 families attended and 75 children took part in the various activities across the weekend.   While the kids were making friends and having fun, parents had education... View Article

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  • MSD & Diabetes Ireland launch nationwide Type 2 Diabetes Screenings

    Diabetes Ireland calls on the public to avail of Diabetes Screening Days for free Type 2 Diabetes testing and information Diabetes Ireland and healthcare company MSD join forces for Diabetes Screening Days to raise awareness of Type 2 Diabetes, which to date have helped over 3,000 people across the country It’s estimated that about 1... View Article

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  • Announcement – Official Charity Of Munster Rugby

    Diabetes Ireland are delighted to announce that we have been nominated as one of Munster Rugby’s Official Charity Partners for the current season. Over the season Munster Rugby will be working closely with us to  raise awareness of our key messages and funds for our services. Commenting on the announcement Claire Cooke, Munster Rugby CSR Project Manager said,... View Article

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  • Excess Weight driving 65-80% of Type 2 Diabetes

    In advance of European Obesity Day (Saturday 21 May), the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) is highlighting the fact that we as a European community have never been so heavy. These statistics from Europe are sobering; Over 50% of the adult European population is overweight and almost half are obese Two thirds of adolescents are insufficiently active, leading... View Article

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  • An Inspiration Week – awards, meetings, activities

    An Inspirational Woman Margaret O’Presco was awarded a gold medal by her Diabetes team at Sligo University Hospital in recognition of her good health having lived with Type 1 Diabetes for 50 years. Her team includes from left: Majella Toomey, Dr Wilma Lournes, (Margaret herself) and Kelly Hennigan. Margaret was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 16 yrs... View Article

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  • Diabetes Ireland have been busy this week

    Thank You SLIGO Thank you to the young people in Enniscrone. To increase awareness of Type 1 Diabetes and raise funds for a new Paediatric Diabetic Centre at Sligo Hospital, Foróige decided on a 5K Rainbow Run and were doused with coloured powder.  The event was a huge success as a fundraiser raising €2275. Diabetes... View Article

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  • Spring Raffle Draw Winners

    The Draw for our Spring Raffle took place yesterday at our Spring Meeting held in Sligo. Congratulations to all winners. 1st Prize €2000 – Bernadette Costello, Co Kerry 2nd Prize €500.00 – Flora Blackmore, Co Kilkenny 3rs Prize €250 – Amy Sully, Co Kildare 4th Prize €200 – Liam Blackmore, Co Kilkenny 5th Prize €200 – B Hannin, Dublin 6

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  • Stephen Clancy Blog – “My Career Best Result”

     Time for another blog update, and this time it’s a round up of the remainder of my 2015 season, which has now come to an end. I’ll pick up where I left off back in May, which was at the Tour of Norway. This was certainly a very memorable race. It was my first time... View Article

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  • Giant Breakthrough in Type 1 Diabetes Research

    Diabetes Ireland is delighted to hear of the Harvard success and congratulate Professor Melton and colleagues on figuring out the complex series of steps necessary to turn stem cells into beta cells. Hopefully, they can negotiate the regulations for mass production so that an abundant supply of beta cells is available an new and innovative methods will be developed to cure/treat Type 1 diabetes.

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  • Direct Debit Monthly Draw Winner

    The winner of September’s direct debit draw is Robert Sheehan, Dublin 1 (Ball No: 1845)Congratulations Marie! Sign up for our monthly direct debit draw here and you could be next months winner

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  • Pictured: Michelle Condell of Bayer, Gary Brady of Diabetes Ireland and Donna McCormick of Medtronic.

    The National Diabetes Cup 2014 scoops award

    The National Diabetes Cup was recently nominated for an IMSTA’s Med Tech Award for Community And Social Awareness...

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  • Safety Notice for healthcare Professionals

    The Irish Medication Safety Network recently contacted us to highlight this issue again. Insulin pens must never be shared.

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  • Health Fair – Westmeath

    Diabetes Ireland are delighted to have been asked to participate in the Carer’s Association Health Fair to be held at the Prince of Wales Hotel, Athlone, Co Westmeath on Tuesday 10th June  from 10am – 1pm. A healthcare professional from Diabetes Ireland will be on hand on the day to carry out risk assessment and... View Article

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