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  • Type 1 Diabetes Teen Film Workshop

    Diabetes Ireland and Helium Arts are hosting a filmmaking workshop for young people with diabetes aged 12-17 on Saturday 2nd December. This workshop is part of Diabetes Ireland’s programme of activities for young people and is free for all participants. Young people will have the opportunity to learn film skills through a hands-on introduction to... View Article

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  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner post announced for Letterkenny University Hospital

    Advanced Nurse Practitioner post announced for Letterkenny University Hospital in paediatric diabetes service.   Following recent confirmation from Minister Simon Harris of the creation of a new Advanced Nurse Practitioner post for diabetes paediatric services in Letterkenny University Hospital, the Donegal Branch of Diabetes Ireland today warmly welcomed the appointment of a suitable candidate and... View Article

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  • Sugar Tax- Budget 2018

    Diabetes Ireland today welcomed the sugar tax announced by the Minister for Finance in the budget. Globally there has been a 10 fold increase in children and teenagers with obesity in the last 40 years. Ms Sinead Powell, Senior Dietitian said “ we could continue to debate whether the tax will change behaviour over time... View Article

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  • New data shows 97% decrease in cost of diabetes medication after obesity surgery

    IrSPEN (Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition & Metabolism), ASOI (Association for the Study of Obesity on the Island of Ireland) release new national data to highlight urgent need for national obesity treatment programme. Dublin, 4th October 2017 – Ahead of World Obesity Day, 11th October, IrSPEN (Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition & Metabolism) and ASOI... View Article

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  • Diabetes Ireland warning people with diabetes to check their feet daily to detect problems early as diabetes related amputations continue to rise in 2016 to a 3 year high

      63% of all lower limb amputations diabetes related 2,820 people with diabetes hospitalised for foot ulcer treatment or limb loss in 2016 Little or no access to HSE foot screening service      People with diabetes have special reason to take good care of their feet. Long term high blood glucose levels may make... View Article

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  • Bogus Charity Fundraisers

    19 September 2017 Diabetes Ireland has received reports from members of the general public regarding a number of young people undertaking on-street collecting in the Smithfield  and Dorset Street areas of Dublin around the time of the All Ireland Football Final last Sunday. These people were not representatives of Diabetes Ireland nor were they authorised... View Article

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  • Diabetes Ireland, Age Action, Asthma Society of Ireland and Croí unite to raise awareness of pneumo #KnowPneumo

    More than half a million people in Ireland age 65 and older may be at risk of pneumococcal disease   18 September 2017 More than 510,000 people age 65 and older in Ireland may be at risk Of those who contract the disease, 1 in 4 will develop meningitis, 1 in 4 will develop pneumonia,... View Article

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  • Recall Notice: specific lots of Medtronic MiniMed Infusion Sets

    Diabetes Ireland are sharing the following information from Medtronic intended for Medtronic Pump users. 14 September ’17 Explanation of the Issue Medtronic has become aware of recent reports of potential over-delivery of insulin shortly after an infusion set change. Over-delivery of insulin can cause hypoglycemia and in extreme cases, death. Medtronic has received reports of... 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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  • Avon Ri – Type 1 Diabetes Family Weekend

    8th-10th September 2017 – What a blast!!! Avon Ri Type 1 Family Weekend was a great success and lots of fun was had by all….despite the showers! 28 families attended and 75 children took part in the various activities across the weekend.   While the kids were making friends and having fun, parents had education... View Article

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  • Job Alert- Senior Podiatrist Cork City

      Senior Podiatrist (Cork) Closing Date for Applications 11 September 2017. Diabetes Ireland invites applications from suitably qualified Podiatrists to work as part of an integrated high risk footcare service in Cork City and County.   Foot Care Service Overview The Podiatry service is primarily for High and Moderate Risk. Many of these patients have... View Article

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  • Hypo Awareness – #talkhypos

    Appear drunk, cranky or acting oddly? It may be a HYPO 8th/August/2017 People living with diabetes who take insulin and certain medications (sulphonylureas) are at risk of hypoglycaemia (hypos); a fall in blood glucose levels that may cause symptoms such as drunk-like disorientation, crankiness, dizziness, confusion and out of character behaviour. The individuals may be... View Article

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  • Men’s Health – a sea change is taking place

    Are you worried about your Man? 24th July 2017 L-R: Edel Byrne, Health & Wellbeing Co-ordinator; Marty Morrissey, Irish Sports Commentator; T.P O’Gorman, Shedder; Barry Sheridan, CEO Men’s Sheds; Fergal Fox, HSE Leinster. On Thursday July 20th, Diabetes Ireland attended the launch of a new website www.malehealth.ie, an initiative by Men’s Sheds. The website encourages... View Article

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  • LIDL LINKS UP WITH DIABETES IRELAND TO OFFER FREE SCREENING

      17th July 2017 AT YOUR FINGERTIPS! LIDL LINKS UP WITH DIABETES IRELAND TO OFFER FREE SCREENING FOR STAFF AND CUSTOMERS   As part of its ongoing commitment to a happy and healthy workplace, which will see a major  investment by the retailer, Lidl Ireland is delighted to announce the roll-out of an intensive community... View Article

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  • People with Type 2 diabetes still unaware of the GP Cycle-of-Care Programme

    10th July 2017 Diabetes Ireland welcome the results released today by Dr Velma Harkins from the Midland Diabetes Structured Care Programme Pilot Study. This study reported that complications from type 2 diabetes were reduced by over 80% (eye, kidney and feet complications) and heart-related complications by 96% as a direct result of a more structured... View Article

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  • Important safety information for people with diabetes in possession of NovoPen Echo® and/or NovoPen® 5

    05 July 2017 Novo Nordisk A/S has detected that the insulin cartridge holder used in a small number of NovoPen Echo® and NovoPen® 5 batches may crack or break if exposed to certain chemicals, for example certain cleaning agents. NovoPen Echo® and/or NovoPen® 5 devices are used by people with diabetes to inject their insulin.... View Article

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  • Firm Commitments for North West Diabetes Services

    Diabetes Ireland receive firm commitments for the development of North West diabetes services from Minister for Health, Simon Harris after a productive meeting   Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD met with representatives of Diabetes Ireland and its Donegal Branch who were seeking increased resources for HSE paediatric and adult diabetes services in the Northwest.... View Article

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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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