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 quality care. The guideline will also act as a driver to standardise type 1 diabetes care nationally.
This booklet contains general information on Type 1 diabetes. It is for adults living with Type 1 diabetes and aims to support you in managing your type 1 diabetes well on a daily basis. The contents are divided into three sections, an introduction to Type 1 diabetes, ongoing care of Type 1 Diabetes and Living well with Type 1 diabetes. You can dip into the different sections of the booklet as they apply to you and it will be an additional resource for you when managing your diabetes.
This is your “one stop” Type 2 diabetes information booklet covering daily management, health eating guidelines, physical activity recommendations, preparing for your diabetes appointments, medications, entitlements and other lifestyle issues. The complete reference guide and essential reading for all people with Type 2 diabetes.
Type 1 Diabetes occurs because the body stops
producing the hormone Insulin which allows the
body to use glucose (sugar) as fuel. As a result in
untreated diabetes the level of glucose gets too high.
Early diagnosis improves long term outcome in
diabetes. Late diagnosis can result in life threatening
Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA)
There is a silent epidemic of NAFLD in Ireland and patients with type 2 diabetes, obesity and high cholesterol are at greater risk of developing NAFLD, which if undiagnosed and left untreated, may lead to cirrhosis of the liver.
In this booklet, Professor Suzanne Norris outlines the facts about NAFLD and explains why it is important that patients with type 2 diabetes should have a DIABETES LIVER SCREEN including also, how and where they can access it.
The aim of this booklet is to help you understand more about diabetes, it is divided into two sections. Part 1 looks at diabetes and general self-management for the older person. Part 2 looks at those people who may be unable to look after themselves and need assistance
Some practical advice on managing your Type 1 Diabetes for new 3rd Level Students. Many of the experiences of young people with diabetes at university are covered in other publications but this booklet aims to highlight issues relating to diabetes control only. Updated March 2020
This information kit will help you understand the risks associated with fasting and provide tips for talking to your doctor if you are thinking about fasting during Ramadan. It also includes useful tools to help you manage your diabetes should you wish to fast, including a Blood Sugar Tracker and a Ramadan calendar.
This booklet was published in conjunction with MSD, it contains helpful information on diabetes and how it may affect you. There is information on: reducing your chances and assess your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, knowing the signs and symptoms and understanding how type 2 diabetes is diagnosed and treated