Living with diabetes is not easy! However, you are not alone.
Diabetes affects people from all walks of life – from the very young to the very old and is now considered the fastest-growing epidemic by both the World Health Organisation and the United Nations.
In Ireland, there are approximately 266,000 people living daily with diabetes today and this is expected to increase to 280,000 by 2030.
Diabetes can be managed well by leading a healthy lifestyle, taking medication, and with regular education and support.
Our aim is to provide you with the right help, advice, and continuing support. Join our community & become a member today!
Join or Renew your Membership
Upon joining, you will receive a welcome pack to help you get the most from your membership, including a copy of the latest members’ magazine plus expert information tailored to your needs.
Diabetes Ireland previously organised hundreds of events across Ireland over the years. Due to Covid19, we moved all our educational programmes and events online so you can access them from the comfort of your home. Due to huge demand and positive engagement, going forward we will continue to provide virtual education webinars on all aspects of living well with diabetes, our Type 2 CODE structured education programme and emotional wellbeing workshops together with in-person events via our Sweetpea Kidz Club and other activities providing opportunities for you to meet other people living with diabetes and their families. By joining our community, you will receive exclusive notifications of these webinars and events showcasing a range of subject speakers and topics, and much more. For more information click here for more information.
We publish a full-colour magazine issued three times a year, which gives you exclusive access to high-quality medical management and lifestyle advice, personal stories, nutrition and recipes, advocacy, and community news updates.
You can sign up for our member’s newsletter. We are a trusted news source for diabetes in Ireland, connecting you with research, awareness campaigns, medical and lifestyle news, and community updates as they happen.
When you need advice, our helpline team will be glad to help. Our helpline operates from Monday-Friday 9 am-5 pm excluding Bank Holidays. We always give our members time, call 01 8428118 to speak to a member of our team today.
We aim to ensure that diabetes medications and services remain free for everyone. We seek improvements in services, so everyone gets high-quality care. We fight against discrimination in the workplace and raise awareness in schools. We achieve this by advocating and influencing public policy for improvements in public diabetes services nationwide and quicker access to new medications and technology that will help people with diabetes improve their daily management. For more information, click here.
Every person with diabetes should attend a podiatrist at least once a year. Members receive a discount on podiatry appointments and products in our Care Centres in Dublin and Cork. We also stock a large range of diabetes-friendly shoes. To book an appointment and avail of our member’s appointment fee, call Dublin on 01 8428118 or Cork on 021 4274229. For more information, click here.
We successfully fought to remove excess premiums on your private car insurance because you have diabetes. Make sure to compare your annual insurance quote with our member’s scheme with Zurich. Ring our helpline for further information on this and all other aspects of insurance including mortgage protection, travel, and dental care.
Exclusive access to webinars, workshops, and other activities taking place aimed at health professionals, offering CPD hours.
You can avail of the option to be included in the monthly member’s draw for a chance to win €1,200 euros every month.