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New Galway Support Group for Adult T1

February 1, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Type 1 Diabetes, Technology &

Peer Support Evening

Technology – A chink of light breaks through

Date: Wednesday 1st February 2017
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Venue: Maldron Hotel, Oranmore, Galway

Living with Type 1 Diabetes requires constant vigilance and a strong sense of self-determination every day with no holiday from the condition. This is where a good support group of your peers in your local community can greatly help to provide comfort and up-to-date information. Galway’s new Type 1 Diabetes Support Group invites adults in the local Diabetes community to get involved and come along to the next meeting:

Date: Wednesday 1st February 2017
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Venue: Maldron Hotel, Oranmore, Galway

Grainne Flynn comments ”Living 23 years with Type 1 Diabetes and regularly attending Type 1 Support meetings, I gain so much new information and insights at the meetings and there is nothing like meeting other people who are dealing with the same diabetes challenges. The meetings keep me motivated to stay disciplined with my diabetes

Dr Esther O’Sullivan, Consultant Endocrinologist in The Galway Clinic and Consultant Physician in UHG & Dr Derek O’Keeffe, Specialist Registrar in Diabetes, University Hospital Galway are speaking at the meeting and will outline the various technologies that are being used and are in the pipeline for the management of Type 1 Diabetes.  Abbott Laboratories recently launched a new glucose sensor called the FreeStyle Libre, now available to buy in Ireland, and they will demonstrate the device and take questions.


Programme for the Meeting

Grainne Flynn & Kieran Flanagan – both living with Type 1 Diabetes will outline their personal experience of Support Groups and the  benefits they have reaped

Dr Esther O’Sullivan, Consultant Physician & Dr Derek O’Keeffe,Specialist Registrar in Diabetes discuss the various technological advances for Type 1 diabetes

Abbott Diabetes Care demonstrate and discuss the FreeStyle Libre Glucose Monitoring System

For further information please contact Kieran Flanagan, Galway Adult T1 Support Group email: [email protected] or mobile: 087 0543860 OR Regina Patton, Diabetes Ireland, Sligo Office, 071 914 6001, [email protected]


February 1, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Regina Patton
071 914 6001


Maldron Hotel
Co Galway,
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