Diabetes Ireland hosting its second education webinar specifically for people with Type 2 diabetes “Managing Type 2 Diabetes During Illness”

Diabetes Ireland is hosting its second education webinar on Thursday 10 September at 7pm. This webinar is specifically for people with Type 2 diabetes and their families.


We are delighted to have Ms Ailish Condron, Clinical Diabetes Nurse Specialist, Diabetes Integrated Care, Beaumont Hospital as our guest presenter. The webinar will offer guidance on managing your condition if you become ill during the COVID 19 pandemic.


Ailish will cover a range of topics including:


  • Current HSE guidelines on Covid-19
  • Importance of good glycaemic control
  • Planning ahead, being prepared and informed if you become unwell
  • General guidelines on managing Type 2 Diabetes during illness
  • Managing your medication
  • When to seek help
  • Useful resources


This is the second of a series of 3 webinars we plan to host over the next few weeks to provide people with practical information around the challenges of living with diabetes at this time. The third webinar will be specifically for people with Type 1 diabetes and will feature Dr Kevin Moore, Consultant Endocrinologist as our guest presenter.


For this series of 3 patient education webinars, Diabetes Ireland is being supported by Novo Nordisk who will host the webinars on its meeting platform. To register for this webinar, please click here.


Ms Clair Naughton, Diabetes Ireland who will moderate the webinar said “this is a free event and an opportunity for you to receive the most up to date information available on current guidelines and effective Type 2 diabetes management. I hope people will avail of this free event.”


Almost 200 people attended our first webinar to hear Dr Austin Bayley, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Mater Hospital speak on ways of managing stress and coping effectively during COVID-19 as a person with diabetes. Feedback was very positive with a range of comments such as:


“Thank you so much for this webinar. It has helped and encouraged me to really face my stress properly as so many people don’t realise, I am hurting inside. I found your piece on meditation and journaling very helpful and I plan on trying to meditate and write down my thoughts.”


“Having just sat through the webinar, I would like to thank all involved. It was straightforward, easily understandable and very helpful. I’m so glad the psychology of having diabetes is finally being addressed.”


Our first webinar with Dr Bayley is available to view at the following link  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/8179457623611563022.