Newly Diagnosed

If you have recently been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes we know it can be a daunting and confusing time. To get an insight as to how some others have dealt with the diagnosis of diabetes we recommend that you have a look at

For parents: If you are a parent and your child has recently been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, please check out our ‘your child and diabetes’ page here.


Diabetes Ireland is here to help you. Diabetes Ireland offers support and advice via the following:

  • Call our helpline on 01 8428118
  • Counselling service at our Care Centres
  • Email support via [email protected]
  • Diabetes Ireland magazine issued to members quarterly
  • Educating and advocating
  • Local support groups and community events