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Galway Type 1 Support Group

October 11, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:45 pm


Galway Type 1 Support Group

Tuesday 11th October 7.00pm

Maldron Hotel, Oranmore, Galway



7:00pm           Registration
Visit the Diabetes Ireland and Ascensia Stands

7:30pm           Pauline Dunne, Dietitian, An update from Diabetes Ireland

7:45pm           Barbara Muldoon, An update from Ascensia

8:15pm           Coffee Break

8:30pm           KEYNOTE SPEAKER – Dr Anne Doherty, Consultant

Liaison Psychiatrist, University Hospital Galway

9:15pm           Networking

9:45pm           Close of meeting

Keynote Topic Details

People with diabetes have a higher risk of developing mental health problems related to their diagnosis. In addition to increased rates of depression, anxiety and eating disorder, people with diabetes can experience psychological barriers to optimal diabetes management, such as fear of hypoglycaemia, needle phobia and burnout from the day-to-day demands of condition management.

Dr Doherty will address these issues and examine the evidence for an association between common mental health conditions and diabetes, and the shared pathways for the development of these conditions. She will also touch on the latest research for the treatment of these conditions together and will outline self-help strategies which may be useful.

Dr Anne Doherty MB BCh MRCPsych MMedSc MD

Anne was recently appointed to the newly created role of consultant liaison psychiatrist at UHG. She graduated from medicine at NUI, Galway and completed training in psychiatry in Dublin. For nearly 4 years prior to moving to Galway, she was Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist at King’s College Hospital, London, where she led the 3 Dimensions of Care for Diabetes service (3DFD), an award-winning multi-disciplinary team for people with poorly controlled diabetes and co-morbid psychiatric disorders. At King’s she was also involved in research developing translational medicine projects for better integration of mental and physical healthcare. Her research interests include mental disorders in the context of long term conditions especially diabetes, and adjustment disorders.


Thanks to Ascensia for sponsoring the venue and refreshments.


October 11, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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Kieran Flanagan
087 0543860


Maldron Hotel
Co Galway,
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