Clare Type 1 Diabetes Get-together with Neil Pakey, CEO of Shannon Airport

The Clare Type 1 Diabetes Support Group has invited Neil Pakey, CEO of Shannon Airport, a person with type 1 diabetes for 30+ years, to come to our meeting on Tuesday, October 14th at 8pm in the Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis, to share his diabetes story and how he attributes his diabetes to his success in his career.

Originally from Scotland, Mr Pakey was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was 21 years old. He has 30 years experience in the aviation industry and was appointed CEO of Shannon in 2013. He has been involved with JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) in the UK in the past.

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease where the only treatment option is injecting insulin. It is usually, but not always, diagnosed in children and young adults. The meeting is free to attend and is open to anyone who wants to learn more about Type 1 Diabetes. More information about the Clare Type 1 Diabetes Support group meetings can be found by emailing Grainne at [email protected]