Advocacy News


  • 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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  • Fantastic Attendance at Diabetes Ireland Health & Wellbeing Event in Limerick

    Around 1200 people attended the Diabetes Health & Wellbeing Exhibition in the Limerick Strand Hotel, on Sunday 10th November.  This was a wonderful kick start to the World Diabetes Week celebrations taking place all this week.   Attendees availed of free tests such as HbA1c (which is the average blood glucose level for the previous... View Article

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  • Type 1 Diabetes Survey

    Hanover Communications (a government affairs and healthcare advocacy agency) have been commissioned by Roche Diabetes Care to map the current Type 1 diabetes landscape in Ireland. As part of their research they are working with our Diabetes Ireland Patient Advocacy Group  to develop a fully confidential and anonymous survey and it would be great if... View Article

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  • Sligo University Hospital Update on Type 1 Diabetes Services

    Following frustration with local diabetes services, Chairperson of Diabetes Ireland’s Sligo branch, Ms Suzanne Donnelly publicly highlighted the lack of support provided to the diabetes team working tirelessly in Sligo University Hospital by hospital management.   Last week her frustration reached the floor of the Dail chamber as Martin Kenny TD raised the issue with... View Article

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  • Freestyle Libre Update

    Diabetes Ireland continues to seek clarification on the pending Freestyle LIBRE review by the Primary Care Eligibility & Reimbursement Service (HSE PCERS) due this year as outlined in the Advice Note 2017/01.   Following plethera of parliamentary questions from TDs, a recent welcome response has clarified that the following will be included in that review;... View Article

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