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  • €22m fundraise for Irish Medtech Business

    June 22 2017 £22m fundraise targeted for innovative diabetes monitoring platform   First round of funding to advance development to pre-clinical trials Targets reduction of costs and patient turnaround times   Cork, Ireland – June 22, 2017 – Radisens Diagnostics, an Irish medtech business, is aiming to raise £22 million to bring its innovative diabetes... View Article

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  • Launch of 50 Year History Book

    We’ve come a long way in 50 years   As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, Diabetes Ireland recently launched a book charting its many successes over the years and its impact on the quality of life of people with diabetes and their families.   The book itself is both a testament to the work... View Article

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  • Future of Healthcare Committee publishes Sláintecare

    Future of Healthcare Committee publishes Sláintecare  Today, the Oireachtas Committee on the Future of Healthcare published Sláintecare, its proposals for a ten year strategy for health care and health policy in Ireland. It is the first time that cross-party consensus has been reached on a new model of healthcare to serve the Irish people over... View Article

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  • Paediatric Type 1 Diabetes Model of Care plan failing due to lack of commitment and urgency by Health Chiefs

    Launched in 2015 among much fanfare by the then Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, the Model of Care for Children & Young People with Type 1 Diabetes is failing due to lack of commitment and urgency by the Department of Health and the HSE, according to Diabetes Ireland.   The Model of Care document essentially... View Article

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  • MSD & Diabetes Ireland launch nationwide Type 2 Diabetes Screenings

    Diabetes Ireland calls on the public to avail of Diabetes Screening Days for free Type 2 Diabetes testing and information Diabetes Ireland and healthcare company MSD join forces for Diabetes Screening Days to raise awareness of Type 2 Diabetes, which to date have helped over 3,000 people across the country It’s estimated that about 1... View Article

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  • DEVELOPING NATIONAL PAEDIATRIC DIABETES STANDARD OF CARE

    Diabetes Ireland is hosting a focus group to provide an opportunity for parents of children with Type 1 Diabetes to input into the development of National Paediatric Diabetes Standards of Care Venue: The Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise Date:  Thursday 25 May 2017 @ 7.00pm. We are seeking 30 parents to take part in this focus group... View Article

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  • Type 2 & PreDiabetes – Online Learning Course Launched

    3rd May 2017 Becoming Diabetes SMART is now easier Type 2 and Prediabetes typically occur in midlife when lifestyle habits are well established and Diabetes Ireland recognise that making changes can be difficult especially when it involves food intake and being more active. Diabetes SMART is designed with these challenges in mind. Up to 1,000... View Article

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  • Diabetes Cork Care Centre is Officially Opened

      Cllr. P.J. Hourican, deputising for the Lord Mayor, officially opened Diabetes Ireland’s dedicated care centre for people with Diabetes in Munster on April 26th. The centre is located at 36 Mary Street in Cork city. A great number of past and present volunteers turned up on the night to celebrate the opening. People were... View Article

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  • Mullingar Meeting-enjoyed by all

    The Diabetes National Spring meeting in Mullingar last Sunday 23rd April was very well attended. Attendees truly appreciated the knowledge shared by the speakers. It helped to reinforce what they already know about diabetes but there was also new learning with many commenting on these three topics – Renewed focus on cholesterol and BP management,... View Article

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  • MULLINGAR – Diabetes Spring Meeting Sunday 23 April

    Improved diabetes control equals improved quality of life Good diabetes management is vital for continued good health and long life. Good diabetes management starts with understanding the impact poorly controlled diabetes can have on one’s quality of life. To help patients improve control of their condition, Diabetes Ireland is hosting its National Spring meeting in... View Article

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  • Lucozade formulation is changing

    Lucozade formulation is changing  What the Irish Diabetes community need to know People who have been recommended to drink Lucozade Energy Original when their blood glucose is low should be aware that the formulation of the drink is changing from April 2017 and this will not be advertised on the bottle. Lucozade Energy Original will... View Article

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  • For Freestyle Lite Test Strip Users

    The Health Products Regulatory Authority has issued a Safety Notice stating that cartons of Freestyle Lite Test Strips (exp 2017/18), where the outer carton is not in the English Language, have been distributed in error on to the Irish Market. If you have received a carton of these strips, please do not use them and... View Article

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  • Caring For Your Feet

    People with diabetes have special reason to take good care of their feet. Long term high blood glucose levels may make feet susceptible to injury and infection. This is because the protective sensation in the toes or feet – your “pain alarm system” ­may slowly disappear with long term high blood glucose levels. We have fully... View Article

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  • LloydsPharmacy-Getting to grips with Diabetes

    LloydsPharmacy is working to increase diabetes awareness and prevent the spread of Type 2 Diabetes. Over the last 2 years, they recruited Diabetes Ireland to enhance the staff expertise on diabetes and help to develop additional skills within the pharmacies to support those at risk of and living with all types of diabetes.  LloydsPharmacy operate 94 stores across Ireland. In... View Article

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  • Improvements in Donegal Diabetes Services on the Minister’s radar

      The Donegal Branch of Diabetes Ireland met Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD on Monday this week during his visit to Letterkenny. The delegation of Gerard Gallagher, Caroline Baird and Paul Gillespie met with the minister to seek additional staffing resources for adult diabetes services in Letterkenny University Hospital. Currently, there are 666 adults... View Article

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  • New Healthy Eating Guidelines & Food Pyramid

    The Department of Health keeps dietary recommendations under review as part of its role in promoting evidence based public health. As part of this review, the new Healthy Food for Life – the Healthy Eating Guidelines and Food Pyramid have been developed by the Department working in partnership with other experts in nutrition in Ireland. Healthy Food... View Article

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  • Podiatrist required in Meath

    Diabetes Ireland invites applications from suitably qualified Chiropodists and Podiatrists to work as part of an integrated high risk footcare service in the County Meath areas of Ashbourne, Dunshaughlin and Trim. Foot Care Service Overview The foot care service is primarily for patients with diabetes related to their risk of diabetic foot disease and for... View Article

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  • WDD Post Event 2016

    For World Diabetes Day 2016, Diabetes Ireland hosted Ireland’s largest free Health & Wellbeing Exhibition for all people living with & at risk of Diabetes in Ireland.  The event was very well attended with up to 1500 visitors coming from all over Ireland. We had a mixture of all age groups and all types of diabetes – Type... View Article

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  • Launch of new self-help tools on WDD 2016

    World Diabetes Day 2016 On the Sunday before World Diabetes Day, Diabetes Ireland held an exhibition and series of workshops that attracted a large number of people from across Ireland. The 6 free health checks  were in very high demand. To celebrate World Diabetes Day, Diabetes Ireland has launched a new 50-page comprehensive “Living Well... View Article

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  • The 2016 LAUNCH

      Diabetes Ireland Charity launches its 50th year celebrations with the largest Diabetes Health & Wellbeing Exhibition in Ireland. This free Diabetes Health & Wellbeing Exhibition is taking place in Chartered Accountants House, 47- 49 Pearse St, Dublin on Sunday 13 November from 12 noon to 5pm and we are urging people with diabetes and their families... View Article

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