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  • Ascensia launch smarter Contour Diabetes APP

    ASCENSIA DIABETES CARE LAUNCHES SMARTER VERSION OF CONTOUR®DIABETES APP WITH NEW FEATURES TO SUPPORT SELF-MANAGEMENT    12th December, 2017 – Ascensia Diabetes Care has announced the launch of its upgraded version of the CONTOUR®DIABETES app in Ireland. It includes the new My Patterns feature, which can more intelligently analyse blood glucose results received from the... View Article

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  • Diabetes UK announce ‘DIRECT’ trial results after Year 1

    6 November 2017: Diabetes UK has announced a breakthrough today, in using a low-calorie diet to put Type 2 diabetes into remission in some people. This study called, DIRECT (Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial) has reached the end of its first year and 45.6% of those who followed a low-calorie diet, under the supervision of a... View Article

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  • LIDL Health & Wellness Campaign Results

    RECORD 2,000 LIDL STAFF, FAMILY AND LIDL CUSTOMERS SCREENED FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES   LIDL IRELAND ANNOUNCES HEALTH & WELLNESS CAMPAIGN RESULTS OF LARGEST WORKPLACE DIABETES SCREENING IN IRELAND IN 2017   Dublin, Monday, 27th, November, 2017: Over the course of July – September 2017, Lidl invested €300,000 in an intensive community screening programme aimed at... View Article

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  • Donegal Disappointment in local Diabetes Services

        Diabetes Ireland Donegal Branch express disappointment in local service development following meeting in Leinster House.   24 November 2017: Yesterday, representatives from the Donegal branch of Diabetes Ireland along with Professor Hilary Hoey (Chairperson, Diabetes Ireland) and Dr Anna Clarke, Health Promotion & Research Manager, Diabetes Ireland), supported by Donegal politicians, met with... View Article

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  • Christmas Raffle Winners 2017

    Winner of Car: Patrick & Ellen Carty, Athlone, Co Westmeath 2nd Prize Winner:  Rhona Gorevan, Sligo 3rd Prize Winner: Audrey Hynes, Dublin   The draw was held on Sunday 12th November. Congratulations to the winners.  

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  • MSD #1in15 campaign ends for 2017 on WDD

    Over 500 screened for Type 2 Diabetes in Dundrum Town Centre for World Diabetes Day, bringing to over 4,000 the number of adults screened to date Well-known hotelier and TV personality Francis Brennan encouraged people to take action and get screened as part of the campaign Over 4,000 members of the public have received free... View Article

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  • Job Vacancy- Fundraising Manager

    BACKGROUND: Diabetes Ireland is the national charity dedicated to helping people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and their families. Through its professional staff and network of volunteer support groups, Diabetes Ireland provides a wide array of services which covers all aspects of the condition under the key organisation pillars of Education, Support/Care, Awareness... View Article

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  • Job Vacancy-Podiatrist

    Podiatrist Basic Grade (Cork City)   Closing Date for Applications 30 November 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... View Article

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  • A busy month ahead- World Diabetes Day 2017

      We are delighted to launch a new book for our Type 1 community, useful for both the person in managing their condition and the health professional as a reference book. Everything you need to know is now in one book. It will be available in hospitals and from our Care Centres in Dublin and... View Article

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  • Sweetpea Kidz Club Christmas Party

    This year our Sweetpea Christmas Party is BIGGER & BETTE THAN EVER! Santa and his elves will be in attendance with gifts for all the children. We will have games, entertainment, yummy festive food and treats for everyone. 3rd of December 2.30-4.30 pm Gresham Hotel, O’Connell Street Dublin Come along and meet other kidz with Type... View Article

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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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