Living with Type 1 Diabetes

  • Hypo Management

    Would you like to reduceyour risk of hypos? Do you have diabetes? Are you being treated with insulin? Are you being treated with glucose lowering tablets called sulphonylureas? (ask your pharmacist) Have you experienced any of the following symptoms during the day or night? Hypo symptoms Unsettled / feeling ‘off’ Hungry Sweating Dizzy Shaking Irritable... View Article

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  • Signs and Symptoms – Type 1 Diabetes

    Knowing the symptoms of Type 1 diabetes is vital. Up to five children and teenagers are diagnosed each week with Type 1 diabetes in Ireland with 10% having a late diagnosis resulting in critical illness.

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  • Diabetes Technology

    Dr. Tony O’Sullivan, a GP living with Type 1  says “It’s a very personal challenge for the person with diabetes, as well as a technical challenge for the healthcare professional. I see the effort at controlling blood glucose as similar to walking down a long corridor in the dark, trying not to hit off the walls on either side; we need to turn the lights on”. Technology is changing diabetes management.

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  • Newly Diagnosed

    If you have been recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes we know it can be a daunting and confusing time. This section will help you get started. 

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  • Managing Your Diabetes

    Type 1 diabetes occurs when the beta cells of the pancreas gland stop producing the hormone insulin. As a result of this you now need to take insulin by injection or via a pump.

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  • Young Adult & Type 1 Diabetes

    As you grow up you become less dependent on your parents to help you manage your diabetes. In this section you will find tips on everything from starting college to alcohol that will help you manage your diabetes.

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  • Pregnancy

    This section is for anyone who is living with type 1 or type 2 diabetes who is planning a pregnancy. For information on gestational pregnancy please click here.

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  • Complications

    The development of diabetes complications may depend on how long you’ve had diabetes and on your diabetes management over the years. Keeping your blood glucose under tight control helps to prevent or delay complications.

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  • Driving and Type 1 Diabetes

    In this section you will find information and guidelines for driving with diabetes. 

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  • Entitlements & Social Welfare information

    This is a reasonable summary of entitlements for people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and their carers.

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  • Frequently asked questions

    Living with diabetes can affect many day to day aspects of your life and leave you with many questions. In this section we aim to answer as many of those questions as we can.

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  • Stephen Clancy-determination to conquer

    Professional cyclist with Team Novo Nordisk, Stephen Clancy.

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  • Kevin Nolan – winning against the odds

    All-Ireland Winning Dublin player, Kevin Nolan.

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  • An Inspirational Story – Conor Heelan

    Conor Heelan, fulltime lecturer, extreme athlete.

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