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Diabetes – Are you at Risk?

The number of people with diabetes in Ireland is growing rapidly. At present there are an estimated 191,000 people with the condition with approximately 30,000 of these undiagnosed. Knowing the symptoms and risk factors for diabetes is important as non-diagnosis can seriously affect your quality of life. Undiagnosed or poorly controlled diabetes can cause damage…Read article




Eat well to prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Are you at risk? You can minimise this risk by eating a healthy diet and getting moderate exercise, becoming more active and maintaining a healthy weight….Read article



Benefits of exercise

Regular exercise is necessary to achieve good results. Research studies recommend a minimum of 30 minutes of aerobic exercise at least five days a week, so try to pick something you enjoy doing. Enlisting the help and support of friends and family can also help to keep you motivated.
Remember to check with your doctor before starting any new exercise…Read article


Smoking and diabetes

Smoking is a killer. It increases the risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke and other diseases. Smoking and diabetes are a particularly deadly combination.Smoking can increase your
risk of getting diabetes and can cause serious complications if you already have diabetes… Read article


What is gestational diabetes?

Gestational diabetes develops in women during pregnancy because the mother’s body is not able to produce enough insulin. Insulin is a hormone that enables the body to break down sugar (glucose) to be used as energy. Without sufficient insulin the amount of sugar in the blood rises.
High blood sugar levels in the mother’s body are passed through the placenta to the developing baby. This can cause health problems. Read more