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  • Mullingar Winners of Raffle

    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

    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 Energy Original will... 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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  • Footcare

    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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    LloydsPharmacy-Getting to grips with Diabetes

    LloydsPharmacy is working to increase diabetes awareness and prevent the spread of Type 2 Diabetes. Over the last 2 years, they recruited Diabetes Ireland to enhance the staff expertise on diabetes and help to develop additional skills within the pharmacies to support those at risk of and living with all types of diabetes.  LloydsPharmacy operate 94 stores across Ireland. In... View Article

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    Improvements in Donegal Diabetes Services on the Minister’s radar

      The Donegal Branch of Diabetes Ireland met Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD on Monday this week during his visit to Letterkenny. The delegation of Gerard Gallagher, Caroline Baird and Paul Gillespie met with the minister to seek additional staffing resources for adult diabetes services in Letterkenny University Hospital. Currently, there are 666 adults... View Article

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    New Healthy Eating Guidelines & Food Pyramid

    The Department of Health keeps dietary recommendations under review as part of its role in promoting evidence based public health. As part of this review, the new Healthy Food for Life – the Healthy Eating Guidelines and Food Pyramid have been developed by the Department working in partnership with other experts in nutrition in Ireland. Healthy Food... View Article

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  • Podiatrist required in Meath

    Diabetes Ireland invites applications from suitably qualified Chiropodists and Podiatrists to work as part of an integrated high risk footcare service in the County Meath areas of Ashbourne, Dunshaughlin and Trim. Foot Care Service Overview The foot care service is primarily for patients with diabetes related to their risk of diabetic foot disease and for... View Article

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    WDD Post Event 2016

    For World Diabetes Day 2016, Diabetes Ireland hosted Ireland’s largest free Health & Wellbeing Exhibition for all people living with & at risk of Diabetes in Ireland.  The event was very well attended with up to 1500 visitors coming from all over Ireland. We had a mixture of all age groups and all types of diabetes – Type... View Article

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    Launch of new self-help tools on WDD 2016

    World Diabetes Day 2016 On the Sunday before World Diabetes Day, Diabetes Ireland held an exhibition and series of workshops that attracted a large number of people from across Ireland. The 6 free health checks  were in very high demand. To celebrate World Diabetes Day, Diabetes Ireland has launched a new 50-page comprehensive “Living Well... View Article

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  • The 2016 LAUNCH

      Diabetes Ireland Charity launches its 50th year celebrations with the largest Diabetes Health & Wellbeing Exhibition in Ireland. This free Diabetes Health & Wellbeing Exhibition is taking place in Chartered Accountants House, 47- 49 Pearse St, Dublin on Sunday 13 November from 12 noon to 5pm and we are urging people with diabetes and their families... View Article

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  • Abbott Freestyle Libre System Launch.             
Picture by Shane O'Neill Photography.

    FreeStyle Libre now available in Ireland

    People living with Diabetes in Ireland now have access to First-Of-Its-Kind Diabetes Sensing Technology – Revolutionary System Eliminates the need for routine finger pricking A revolutionary glucose sensing technology developed by Abbott (NYSE:ABT) is now available in Ireland for the first time. Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System means that adults and children (aged 4 years... View Article

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  • Announcement – Official Charity Of Munster Rugby

    Diabetes Ireland are delighted to announce that we have been nominated as one of Munster Rugby’s Official Charity Partners for the current season. Over the season Munster Rugby will be working closely with us to  raise awareness of our key messages and funds for our services. Commenting on the announcement Claire Cooke, Munster Rugby CSR Project Manager said,... View Article

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  • Reversal of Type 2 Diabetes

    Research into diet and stopping the symptoms of type 2 diabetes are still in their infancy, but there are some interesting developments, writes Clair Naughton. ‘Reversing’ type 2 diabetes is something that is discussed regularly in magazines and on television with stories of people being ‘cured’ of diabetes. On closer inspection, all these stories have... View Article

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  • World Sight Day

    Have you registered for your free annual eye check? In Ireland, following years of campaigning, by the Diabetes Community, we now have a high quality diabetes retinopathy screening programme, called Diabetic RetinaScreen, which offers free annual screening to every person with diabetes over 12 years of age.  Sadly many of our community in Ireland have... View Article

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  • Type 1 Diabetes Family Weekend

    The Diabetes Ireland team and the family, teenagers and children who attended our Type 1 family weekend had the best of times. The pictures say it all –   Getting into the swing of things………… Despite the weather (and it poured!), the warriors got stuck in…… …and some fell out…..BRRRRRRrrr……. No fear….just perseverance……. For those who could... View Article

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  • Don’t Pretend it’s not there!

    “Don’t Pretend it’s not there” A plea from Paul who ignored the symptoms & lost his lower limb to Type 2 diabetes By the time we are 50 years old, most of us will have worked hard, studied, maybe raised children and our responsibilities may be lessening and hopefully we have saved money to fund... View Article

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  • Diabetes-related Amputations continue to rise 2015

    Diabetes related amputations continue to rise in 2015 60% of all amputations are diabetes related 1,948 people with diabetes hospitalised for foot ulcer treatment, up 250 year on year 9 HSE Community based Podiatry posts left unfilled “Not Good Enough” says Diabetes Ireland     Latest data shows that 2,400 people were hospitalised in 2015 as... View Article

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  • International Diabetes Federation Supporting European Week of Sport 2016

    A call for ACTION by International Diabetes Federation. The last decades have seen major social transformation, including increased urbanisation and sedentarism, which have an impact on our lifestyle and our health. Today in Europe, 50% of the adult population is overweight, 23% is obese and 59% of Europeans never or rarely (less than once a week) exercise... View Article

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