We are nationwide ON THE ROAD
4th-Cara Pharmacy, Wine Street, Sligo
18th- Ballymahon Pharmacy, Ballymahon, Co. Longford
22nd – Hickey’s Pharmacy, 33 Northside S.C, Dublin 17
6th-McDaids Pharmacy, Newcourt S.C, Church St, Cavan Town
5th-Duleek Pharmacy, Main St, Duleek, Co. Meath
7th-Hickeys Pharmacy, Dunnes Stores Shopping Centre,
Cardiffsbridge Road, Finglas West, Finglas
20th Cappamore Agricultural Show
9th-Phelan’s Pharmacy Blackrock Hall, Blackrock, Cork
14th-CHC Pharmacy, Health Centre, Main Street, Charleville, Cork
15th-First Choice Pharmacy, Tesco, Wexford
16th-Phelan’s Pharmacy, Carrigaline, Co.Cork
22nd-Total Health Pharmacy, 5 St. Endas Drive, Rathfarnham
23rd- O’Riordans Pharmacy, Enniskeane, Co. Cork
5th-Walsh Pharmacy, Blarney Cork
6th-Kevin Kellys Pharmacy, Kennedy Avenue, Carlow Town
7th-Hollands Pharmacy, Cloghroe, Cork.
11th-Foynes Pharmacy, Foynes, Limerick
11th-Peter McElwee Pharmacy, Davitt Shopping Centre, Connolly Street, Mountmellick
11th- Stauntons Pharmacy, Belfry View, Navan
13th- Ryans Pharmacy, Edenberry, Co Offaly
13th- Town Centre Pharmacy, No. 4 Drogheda Town Centre
14th – Colms Pharmacy, Salthill, Galway
20th- Lily’s Pharmacy, The Corballis Shopping Centre, Ratoath,
28th-Whelehans Pharmacy, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Diabetes Ireland and MSD join forces to raise awareness of Type 2 Diabetes with 20 events taking place across Ireland. Now in its third year, this hugely successful free education and screening programme has to date helped over 1,900 people to either take steps to prevent type 2 diabetes or to get additional advice to prevent diabetes complications.
The screening is very simple, pain-free and takes only a few minutes so adults are encouraged to visit the Diabetes Ireland team in their various locations and get their free risk assessment and screening for Type 2 Diabetes, as well as receive information and advice on how best to prevent, manage and treat this condition.
More than 850,000 Irish adults over 40 are at increased risk of developing, or already have, Type 2 Diabetes and this figure is set to rise dramatically.1 Type 2 Diabetes, which usually develops slowly in adulthood, is progressive and can sometimes be treated with diet and exercise, but more often requires management with medication and/or insulin injections.
“This is our third year to partner with Diabetes Ireland in the roll out of this national ‘Diabetes Roadshow’ and we are delighted to see the public and local pharmacies continue to value and support this initiative. We hope it helps raise awareness of Type 2 Diabetes and support people to be more proactive in the management of their health.” Commented Ms Nicola Fullam, Patient Programme Manager, MSD Ireland.
Speaking about the importance of the Diabetes Awareness Roadshow, Dr. Anna Clarke, Health Promotion and Research Manager, Diabetes Ireland said, “Diabetes in Ireland, particularly Type 2 – has reached epidemic proportions. Chronic conditions such as Type 2 Diabetes can often seem daunting, which is why it is so important that people educate themselves on how to identify risk factors in their lifestyle and correct the modifiable ones, complete risk assessments and proactively manage their health. We are delighted to have the support of MSD on a national and community level and to partner with their team in order to take this successful Roadshow around the country again this year.”
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- Diabetes Ireland. Diabetes in Ireland: https://www.diabetes.ie/about-us/diabetes-risk-factors/