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  • How could seaweed help us cure type 1 diabetes?

    Material derived from seaweed could help to protect transplanted insulin-producing cells, according to a recent study in the US. The researchers, who were partly funded by JDRF, tested out seven different versions of the material ‘alginate’, typically found in seaweed. Ultimately, one of the alginate materials was able to coat and protect insulin-producing beta cells... View Article

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  • Dental Care Ireland Partner with Diabetes Ireland

    Dental Care Ireland, a new network of local dental practices nationwide, today launched a year-long partnership with Diabetes Ireland, the national diabetes charity.   In Ireland, it is estimated that 250,000 people are living with diabetes, 50% of whom are unaware of their condition. Diabetes is a lifelong condition and if untreated can lead to... View Article

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  • Diabetes & Pregnancy Information Evening

    Pre-pregnancy planning essential for women with diabetes    Diabetes Ireland hosted an information evening for all women living with diabetes of childbearing age and their partners in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santry on Thursday 20 September at 7.15pm.   This meeting provided information on how to access appropriate pre-pregnancy services, the steps women need to... View Article

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  • Diabetes Ireland launch its 2017 Annual Report – Call for all people with diabetes to become members

    Last year, Diabetes Ireland celebrated its golden anniversary. From humble beginnings in 1967, in recent years the charity has expanded hugely. To mark the occasion, a history book charting the first 50 years of the charity was produced. The book is a testament to the work of many people who have given their time and... View Article

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  • Step Challenge Fundraising Campaign

    We’ve just launched the Diabetes Ireland Step Challenge, our new virtual fundraising campaign!   Read on to find out what it’s all about and how you can get involved….   What’s it all about?   From 1st September 2018, we’re asking people to walk 10,000 steps a day for 23 days to help raise funds and... View Article

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  • Sugar Smart in the Summertime

      Looking for something to cool down with over the warm summer days? Warmer weather tends to lead us to choose more ice cream, ice pops, juices, smoothies and iced drinks. And while these choices generally are okay to consume occasionally as part of a healthy balanced diet, with the recent extended warm spell, many... View Article

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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... 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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  • Avon Ri Family Weekend

    7th-9th September 2018 –  This event is cancelled and will be re-scheduled for another date.   Avon Ri – Type 1 Diabetes Family Weekend

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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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