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# diabetes - Monday 11 May, 2020

Doctors warn against obesity patient 'stigma' in post-pandemic health system

The Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism has warned that obesity patients need access to care in the weeks to come.

# diabetes - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Drinking coffee can reduce risk of diabetes and high blood pressure, study says (but don't over do it)

The benefit is lost if more than four cups of coffee are consumed, however.

# diabetes - Thursday 14 November, 2019

'We should treat type 2 diabetes the way we treat cancer'

Today is World Diabetes Day and a health group wants the HSE to examine more ways of helping people to reverse their type 2 diabetes through losing weight.

# diabetes - Monday 16 September, 2019

'World's first' use of drone technology to deliver insulin to island off Galway coast

The drone was successfully piloted to Inis Mór by researchers from NUI Galway.

# diabetes - Sunday 1 September, 2019

'We need to up our game': Call for national registry as HSE unable to estimate prevalence of diabetes

The HSE said its inability to verify this data is a significant problem for the health service.

# diabetes - Thursday 8 November, 2018

Smoking and diabetes have a greater impact on heart attack risk in women than men - study

Smoking increased a woman’s risk of a heart attack by 55% more than it increased the risk in a man.

# diabetes - Saturday 16 December, 2017

After a death, young people band together to get the best care for their diabetes

A new approach has been developed involving the young people

# diabetes - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

'We know the damage diabetes can do to our bodies, but not to our minds'

One third of people were unaware of the link between the condition and dementia.

# diabetes - Thursday 12 October, 2017

'It puts holes in the retina': Thousands at risk of blindness due to diabetes-linked eye disease

“People absolutely take their eyesight for granted until there’s a problem,” Stephen Duffy said.

# diabetes - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

FactCheck: Do taxes on sugary drinks actually work?

FactCheck delves into a dispute over the so-called sugar tax, which is to go live on 1 May.

# diabetes - Friday 4 August, 2017

Study indicates diabetes drug could help slow progression of Parkinson's

Parkinson’s is the second largest neurological condition in Ireland.

# diabetes - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Early onset menopause linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes

The researchers examined 6819 women to analyse the association between menopause and diabetes.

# diabetes - Monday 22 May, 2017

'It's not an easy way out': Is surgery the way to help solve Ireland's obesity crisis?

Surgical intervention saves the State in the long-term from healthcare costs associated with obesity, say doctors.

# diabetes - Saturday 20 May, 2017

My dead pancreas: 'My diabetes diagnosis is celebrating its 20th birthday'

I inject myself roughly eight times a day and I don’t always behave myself around doughnuts or fried cheese, writes Caitríona Daly.

# diabetes - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Children who spend more time on phones and tablets are 'more likely to develop diabetes'

Researchers have said limiting usage of electronics can help stave off future health issues.

# diabetes - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Teens drink a 'bathtub' of sugary drinks every year

Children aged 11 to 18 consume on average 234 cans of sugar-sweetened soft drinks each year.

# diabetes - Saturday 3 December, 2016

From The42 How diabetes 'saved' my life Inspiration

How diabetes 'saved' my life

US-based motivation speaker and elite powerlifter, Chris Rudden, describes his experience of living with an incurable disease.

# diabetes - Friday 23 September, 2016

'Alarming results': Unfit Dublin teens show risk of heart disease similar to 55 or 60-year-olds

The DCU research concentrated on the health of moderately fit and unfit transition-year students in the greater Dublin area.

# diabetes - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Don't get the recommended amount of exercise? You could be at risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Sinead Powell from Diabetes Ireland outlines the risk factors and symptoms of diabetes, and how to manage the condition.

# diabetes - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

From The Daily Edge A man waiting for a prosthetic leg has created an amazing Lego alternative Leg-o

A man waiting for a prosthetic leg has created an amazing Lego alternative

Marc Cronin lost his leg back in 2014 due to complications with diabetes.

# diabetes - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

The number of people living with diabetes has quadrupled since 1980

One in 11 people now have the condition, with obesity playing a large part in the rise of type-2 diagnoses.

# diabetes - Saturday 12 March, 2016

'It's a disgrace some women can't get the support they need'

About 8,000 women in Ireland develop gestational diabetes every year.

# diabetes - Thursday 21 January, 2016

# diabetes - Friday 2 October, 2015

Mother: 'I would rather my daughter dies at home than give her insulin'

The High Court has ordered that a diabetic teenager be given insulin in spite of her mother’s stance.

# diabetes - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Google is making a big move to help treat diabetes

A new partnership sees it developing new technology that will help treat diabetes.

# diabetes - Sunday 19 July, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

The Bray Air Display, Bertie Ahern and a bomb attack in Lurgan had people talking today.

# diabetes - Saturday 20 June, 2015

'I had to pin down my six-year-old daughter to inject her before she ate'

Controlling blood sugar levels is a daily challenge for the thousands of children living with diabetes in Ireland.

# diabetes - Thursday 12 March, 2015

Parents and children freed from 15 injection-a-day regime

With the use of Insulin pump therapy, Ben, Emily Mai and Harry have become free from injections.

# diabetes - Sunday 1 March, 2015

Your daily dose of Barry's or Lyons could stop you developing diabetes

Tea-lovers everywhere will rejoice at the news from this latest study.

# diabetes - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Mother of Cork toddler thanks hospital for saving her daughter with rare diabetes

Medication designed for Ava has meant that she no longer needs an insulin pump and can now live at home.

# diabetes - Friday 6 February, 2015

Why are women with diabetes at more risk of dying than men?

A new study says that these women face a 40% increased excess risk of death compared to the opposite gender.

# diabetes - Friday 14 November, 2014

Good news for coffee drinkers. A few cups a day reduces your risk of diabetes

Drinking three to four cups of coffee per day apparently isn’t all that bad.

# diabetes - Monday 29 September, 2014

A Personal Story: My life with Turner Syndrome

At 28, Turner Syndrome continues to dominate my life and now the time is right to step out from the invisible wall I seem to have built around myself.

# diabetes - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Science Changes Lives: From glass syringes and insulin bottles to a handy pen

Liz Murphy is one of tens of thousands of Irish people benefiting from huge research into treating diabetes.

# diabetes - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Tests on "artificial pancreas" described as the "next revolution" in diabetes care

Closed-loop insulin delivery systems are the future it seems.

# diabetes - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

People who eat high-fat dairy foods less likely to develop type 2 diabetes

Researchers found there is no association between low-fat dairy products and the risk of T2D.

# diabetes - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

37-year-old Irishman missing in London

John Dowdall from Co Clare is diabetic and police said he does not have his medication with him.

# diabetes - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Parents say full time consultant needed at Limerick hospital for children with diabetes

The locum full time consultant post at the University Hospital Limerick is being replaced with a half time position.

# diabetes - Friday 25 July, 2014

Are you on shift work? It could increase your risk of diabetes

Men are most at risk, a new study suggests.

# diabetes - Friday 18 July, 2014

Insulin pump therapy for children put on hold for six months at Crumlin hospital

The absence of two nurses means another two have to be trained in on the treatment.

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