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  • Update on Continuity of Medicines & Medical Devices Supply Post Brexit

    It is the Government’s assessment that there is a significant risk of a no deal Brexit on 31 October. Recent correspondence from the Department of Health, the Health Service Executive (HSE), the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) and the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) confirmed that they have and continue to be engaged in... View Article

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  • What is Mine: Film Screening by Young People with Diabetes in Athlone

    Teenagers with diabetes let their imagination fly on a Helium Arts film camp in Athlone last December. Now the short film they created, called What is Mine, is having its premiere during a public screening event at IMC Cinema Athlone on Saturday 14th September.   Helium Arts is an award-winning national charity based in Mullingar... View Article

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  • Plant Based Diet Reduces Type 2 Diabetes Risk

    A review recently published online by JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) explored the association between plant-based dietary patterns and risk of type 2 diabetes. Nine studies that examined associations between adherence to plant-based dietary patterns and the incidence of type 2 diabetes among adults were included and their findings reviewed and collated, totalling... View Article

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  • Balancing a Vegan or Vegetarian Diet with Diabetes

    More and more people are choosing vegan and vegetarian diets for many different reasons such as health, helping the environment and for ethical concerns. Plant based diets have been in the media recently due the EAT Report produced by the Lancet Commission this January. The main findings  of this report are aimed at food sustainability... View Article

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  • Sligo University Hospital Update on Type 1 Diabetes Services

    Following frustration with local diabetes services, Chairperson of Diabetes Ireland’s Sligo branch, Ms Suzanne Donnelly publicly highlighted the lack of support provided to the diabetes team working tirelessly in Sligo University Hospital by hospital management. Below is an update of the various issues and the HSE response.   Background   People with Type 1 diabetes... View Article

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