Living in Ireland… living with diabetes….

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Join Diabetes Ireland by completing our online membership application form here.


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 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 on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.


3. “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. Call 01 842 8118.



4. “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.

5. “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.

6. “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.

7. “Reduced conference rates for medical professionals…”

Discounted rates for medical professionals attending our conference events.