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  • Are you purchasing a Freestyle LIBRE

    Are you purchasing a Freestyle LIBRE – if you are, do you know you can now order 3 sensors per 25 days. If you were not lucky enough to have been approved as a purchaser but have previously registered on https://www.freestylelibre.ie, you should get notification that you have been approved as a purchaser in the... View Article

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  • Abbott Secures Reimbursement Listing for FreeStyle Libre System in the UK

    Today, Diabetes Ireland welcomed the decision of the NHS to make the Freestyle Libre available to people living with diabetes in the UK. Diabetes Ireland is extremely keen to see Freestyle Libre made available to people with diabetes under the Long Term Illness scheme here in Ireland as soon as possible.   Abbott Ireland submitted... View Article

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  • Teen Activity Day 2018

    Diabetes Ireland’s Teen Activity Day was held on Friday 13th of July in 3 adventure centres around the country- Ballyhass Lakes, Mallow, Co. Cork, Dunmore East Activity Centre Co. Waterford and Lilliput Adventure Centre, Co. Westmeath. The Teen Day was open to children living with type 1 diabetes between the ages of 10-16. Diabetes Ireland... View Article

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  • Fundraising for Diabetes Ireland through Facebook

    We are so happy to let you, our fantastic supporters, know that you can now fundraise for us through Facebook! Create a fundraiser Help to raise money and awareness for the causes you care most about! So whether you’re climbing Kilimanjaro, taking part in Tough Mudder or hosting a table quiz, why not boost your... View Article

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  • Launch of NCEC National Clinical Guideline No. 17 Adult Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

    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... View Article

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  • Job Alert- Care Centre Administrator

      Diabetes Ireland are looking to recruit an enthusiastic part time Care Centre Administrator to join their team.   Job Title: Care Centre Administrator Locations: Santry, Dublin Contract Type: One year; Fixed Term Contract Hours: 23 Hours per week (Monday to Thursday 9am to 1pm and Fridays 9am to 5pm) Annual Leave: 22 days per annum Salary: Pro rata... View Article

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  • Avon Ri Family Weekend

    7th-9th September 2018 We are delighted to invite you to our Type 1 Diabetes Family Weekend in Avon Ri Lakeshore & Resort on the 7 th/8th/9th of September 2018. Due to the increased demand for Type 1 diabetes family weekends, we have decided to hold Avon Ri for a third year in the beautiful scenic surroundings of Blessington Lake Co.Wicklow. This event is a... View Article

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  • Diabetes Ireland announced as Charity Partner for A Summer’s Evening on the Quad, UCC

    This year Diabetes Ireland is delighted to announce that we have been chosen as one of the charity partners of “A Summer’s Evening on the Quad at UCC”.   As darkness falls on the evening of Saturday 14 July, UCC’s Main Quad will come to life with a bang for A Summer’s Evening on the... View Article

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  • Double Olympian Danny McDaid received the Freedom of Donegal

    Danny McDaid, who sits on the Diabetes Ireland Board of Directors, was presented with the Freedom of Donegal Award on Monday night. Danny, better known as a marathon runner who competed in the Olympic Games in 1972 and 1976, was presented with the award on Monday evening in the County House in Lifford. A retired... View Article

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  • Urgent: Recall of specific lots of Accu-Chek® Aviva

    Roche Diabetes Care are recalling specific lots of Accu-Chek Aviva test strips. They have already notified clients for whom they have contact details.   If you are using Accu-Chek test strips you need to Check the lot number of all Accu-Chek Aviva or Performa test strips you have (this is on the top flap of... View Article

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  • Annual Teen Activity Day 2018

    Diabetes Ireland are delighted to invite you to join us at the 2018 Teen Activity Day. The aim of the day is to bring together as many teens with diabetes as possible and for them to have a fun, relaxed day and meet other teens with diabetes. Over the years, our teens have made lifelong... View Article

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  • Type 2 Diabetes can be Reversed with 15% Weight Loss [i],[ii]– European Obesity Day, 19 May 2018

    Type 2 Diabetes can be Reversed with 15% Weight Loss[i],[ii] European Obesity Day, 19 May 2018   -Reduction in cost of care associated with 15% weight loss -Savings of €4000 per year per patient to the state   IrSPEN, the Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, is advising people living with type 2 diabetes... View Article

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  • MIWADI RENEWS SUPPORT FOR DIABETES IRELAND IN 2018

    Ireland’s favourite flavour enhancer brand, MiWadi, has announced its continued support of Diabetes Ireland in 2018, which marks the third year supporting Ireland’s leading charity dedicated to those with diabetes. As the only flavour enhancer brand in the market with 0% sugar and stevia extract (as per March 2018), MiWadi will build on its partnership... View Article

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  • The implementation of the Government’s Sugar Sweetened Drinks Tax will commence on Tuesday, 1 May 2018.

    How the sugar tax works: In Budget 2018 the Government introduced a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks to apply from 1st May. It applies to non-alcoholic, water and juice-based drinks which have added sugar and a total sugar content of 5 grams or more per 100ml. These products are seen to have little nutritional value and... View Article

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  • 25 MARATHONS IN 1 MONTH FOR TYPE 1 DIABETES!

    The “DiAthlete 100 Challenge” will see Gavin Griffiths (also known as “The DiAthlete”), 26, attempt to complete 25 marathon runs between 13th April – 13th May 2018 all around the UK & Ireland,as someone living with the autoimmune condition type 1 diabetes.   Gavin will be finishing his Dublin leg at our HQ, 19 Northwood... View Article

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  • An overview of Blood Glucose Testing devices

    There is a LOT OF TALK in the diabetes community especially amongst those with type 1 diabetes about different methods of checking blood glucose levels. We provide a brief outline below on the 4 main approaches. FIRST, the traditionally finger prick blood glucose monitoring system measures the level of glucose in your blood on one particular occasion. This... View Article

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  • Diabetes Community demand access for all to new life-changing flash glucose technology

    Petition signed by 18,000 people presented to TD’s   A petition presentation to TDs seeking to make the new flash glucose monitoring technology, the Freestyle Libre, available to all people with Type 1 diabetes, based on clinical need will take place on Wednesday 18th April 2018, at the gates of Leinster House (Kildare Street) at... View Article

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  • Diabetes Ireland receives generous donation from Motivation Weight Management

    Diabetes Ireland recently received a generous donation of €1,000 from Motivation Weight Management.   Prior to Christmas 2017 Motivation Weight Management launched a new recipe book. Deliciously Healthy is a collection of 70 easy-to-prepare recipes, all designed to complement a healthy eating plan. €2 from the sale of each copy of Deliciously Healthy is donated... View Article

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  • HSE Denies Thousands Access to Life Changing Diabetes Device

    Petition for “Equality for all people Diabetes” gathers over 16,000 signatures   The Type 1 Diabetes community has reacted angrily to the announcement last January by the Department of Health welcoming the HSE’s decision to reimburse Freestyle Libre. The reimbursement scheme comes with restrictions that leave thousands of people with type 1 diabetes denied access... View Article

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  • Recent Irish Liver Screening Results

    A recent Irish liver screening initiative supports the International Clinical Guideline recommendations that all people with type 2 diabetes should be screened for       Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease   There is a silent epidemic of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) in Ireland. People with type 2 diabetes, obesity and/or high cholesterol are at greater risk of... View Article

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