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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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  • Safety Notice – Animas Vibe Insulin Pumps

    The HPRA wishes to raise awareness of the discontinuation of Animas Vibe Insulin infusion Pumps as a result of the manufacturer’s decision to exit the insulin pump market. Animas is currently communicating this information to customers in Ireland and has indicated to the HPRA that there will be no further sales of these pumps in... View Article

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  • Reimbursement of FreeStyle Libre

    22 January 2018 Diabetes Ireland welcomes the decision announced by Minister Harris on Friday 19th January but question the restrictions.   Minister for Health Simon Harris TD announced on Friday the HSE’s decision to reimburse FreeStyle Libre for children and young adults with Type 1 diabetes. Freestyle Libre is an innovative new technology whereby a... View Article

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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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