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  • Job Alert- Senior Podiatrist Cork City

      Senor 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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  • 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

    March 29 2017 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... 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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