Advocacy News


  • Mortgage Protection Update During Covid

    Recently, we have received a number of enquiries from people with diabetes in relation to accessing mortgage protection and life cover. While the issues faced by people with diabetes pre-covid still remain, unfortunately COVID 19 has made the market even more difficult for people with diabetes seeking to purchase a new home.   Mortgage protection... View Article

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  • Ask the Election Candidate Questions

    So the election has been called for 8th February. Over the next few weeks, election candidates will be knocking on the door.  This is a great opportunity to highlight the lack of resources in current  HSE diabetes services.   As a community, we feel that in the past 3 years, Diabetes has become less of... View Article

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  • Inspiring the Next Generation

    As part of World Diabetes Day celebration’s a further 21 people with diabetes received “Living Well with Diabetes” 50 Year medals from Diabetes Ireland. At three different ceremonies held in Cork, Dublin and Naas Hospital medal recipients and their families came together to share memories of their lives with diabetes.     Lots of stories... View Article

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  • New Parliamentary Group on Diabetes to be set up

    Following a World Diabetes Day presentation to TDs and Senators, kindly organised by Mary Butler TD and Frank O’Rourke TD, Diabetes Ireland is delighted to announce it will be working with interested Oireachtas Members to set up a cross party Diabetes Parliamentary Group in Leinster House to raise awareness of the need for a long... View Article

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  • Diabetes Ireland highlights escalating cost of treating diabetes complications to TDs on World Diabetes Day

    Today, on World Diabetes Day, Diabetes Ireland is highlighting the escalating costs of treating avoidable diabetes complications to the Government and are calling for a critical review of current diabetes care costs to be undertaken.   TDs and Senators will hear that the total number of people living with diabetes in Ireland is estimated to... View Article

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