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# Diabetes

This year
Patients with obesity left in 'distress' by Ozempic dispensing guidance - doctor
Pharmacies have been told to prioritise dispensing for diabetes amid a shortage of Ozempic.
Warning that no new patients should be put on Ozempic as medicine shortages rise
A report by
Lauren Boland
Around 350 medicines are currently out of stock or in short supply in Ireland, according to the HPRA.
Losing weight can put type 2 diabetes in remission ‘for at least five years’, UK study says
The data suggests that losing weight and keeping it off can help reverse diabetes.
Biden praises US drug manufacturer for cutting insulin price by 70%
The announcement will be welcomed by over 37 million Americans, after manufacturers ratcheted up insulin prices in recent years.
Last year
FactCheck: Is 10% of Ireland's healthcare budget spent on diabetes?
The claim has been made by government ministers and the HSE itself.
All time
Research shows surgery more effective at treating type 2 diabetes compared to regular insulin use
37% of patients who underwent the surgery achieved remission of their diabetes entirely.
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.
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.
'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.
'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.
'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.
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.
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
'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.
'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.
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.
Study indicates diabetes drug could help slow progression of Parkinson's
Parkinson’s is the second largest neurological condition in Ireland.
Early onset menopause linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes
The researchers examined 6819 women to analyse the association between menopause and diabetes.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
How diabetes 'saved' my life
US-based motivation speaker and elite powerlifter, Chris Rudden, describes his experience of living with an incurable disease.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
'It's a disgrace some women can't get the support they need'
About 8,000 women in Ireland develop gestational diabetes every year.
Newly discovered treatment mimics exercise benefits without all the hard work
Good news for type 2 sufferers.
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.
Google is making a big move to help treat diabetes
A new partnership sees it developing new technology that will help treat diabetes.
Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday
The Bray Air Display, Bertie Ahern and a bomb attack in Lurgan had people talking today.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.