Living in Ireland….living with diabetes….Need Support? Diabetes family

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Great things are never achieved by one person but by a large community working together


Operating since 1967, our members tell us about the benefits they experience by being a member of Diabetes Ireland

 1. “I hear about…”

We run hundreds of events across Ireland each year but you may not hear of a very good meeting or event, even when it is taking place in your home town. Our members hear everything about diabetes in Ireland. Join us and Be in the Know.
Most events are free and members sometimes get priority notice. Our events include education meetings, small round-table discussions with experts, free structured education courses, family weekends & children/teenager activity events. You meet a range of professions in informal settings to answer your questions.

2. “I get discounts…”

This is our Members Only area offering very attractive discounts on hotel breaks, wearable fitness devices, recipe books, leisure centre membership and more.

When you become a member you will receive a password to access these discounts.


3. “I trust the news….”

We are the trusted news source for Diabetes in Ireland, connecting you with research, medical and patient news, stories and updates. We publish a full colour quarterly magazine, a monthly ezine, online news bulletins and social media alerts.
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4. “I have a reliable helpline…”


Our HELPLINE, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm is an additional source of information and advice along with your GP & health care team. We give members time.    Lo-call 1850 909 909 or 01 842 8118.



5. “I need Insurance…”

Our private car insurance scheme with Zurich is proving good value for a lot of members. Price check when you are renewing on 1890 161 162. Also enquire about all other aspects of insurance including mortgage protection, travel and dental care with our insurance partners ERM Financial Services 01 845 4361.

6. “I get great care…”

Members receive a discount on podiatry and dietetic appointments and products in our Care Centres in Dublin & Cork. We stock diabetes friendly shoes and do not add a profit margin.

7. “I have back-up…” 

We aim to ensure that diabetes medications and services remain free for everyone. We seek improvements in services so everyone gets a high quality of care. We fight against discrimination in the workplace. We raise awareness in schools.

 How to Join us

Option 1. Direct Debit  

Download the DD form here.


Option 2: Online


Membership Application Online

  • Please enter the name of the person who has diabetes
  • this field is for a second diabetes member in same family
  • Please choose a membership option that suits you. If you want to donate additional monies, please indicate the additional amount in the next section
  • e.g. Practice Nurse/Diabetes Nurse Specialist/GP
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