A DIABETES LIFE

John O’Reilly

John O’Reilly

Co-Founder of Diabetes T1 Ireland and Website Designer

Hi, Im John O’Reilly Co-Founder of Diabetes T1 Ireland and I have Type 1 Diabetes. You can find out more about me by going to the ABOUT US TAB !

Davina Lyon

Davina Lyon

Founder of Diabetes T1 Ireland

Hi, Im Davina Lyon Co-Founder of Diabetes T1 Ireland and I have Type 1 Diabetes. You can find our more about me by going to the ABOUT US TAB !

FreeStyle Libre – diabetes management device for Type 1 Diabetes

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Frank O’Rourke T.D. – North Kildare Speaking with his colleague, Mary Butler T.D. in the Dáil chamber earlier, asking that the Minister for Health Simon Harris T.D. provide clarity on the roll out of the FreeStyle Libre (diabetes management device) and asking if it will be extended to all with Type 1 diabetes. I have also requested that the Minister meet with a delegation from the diabetes community who have signed a petition for inclusion in the scheme.

Awareness to Type1 Diabetes in children and For DKA awareness.

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This short video is to bring awareness to Type1 Diabetes in children and For DKA awareness. it was sponsored by Kildare Diabetes Group in association with Diabetes T1 Ireland.

KFM Interview With Davina Lyon
Discussing Equality for all people with Type 1 Diabetes.

KFM Interview With Davina Lyon
Discussing Equality for all people with Type 1 Diabetes.

diabetes-ireland

Back in the day ( as they say ) did you know that people with diabetes had to pay for their supplies & medications. It was Diabetes Ireland and the work they did that finally got our medications & supplies included in the LTI – long term illness scheme saving us hundreds of €€ per month.

Diabetes Ireland also got the eye screening programme set up, the pumps for kids, & structured education for kids, both huge successes.
But people don’t realize all of this. Up til now they have been working on getting the adults on the agenda but they cant do that with out us.

there are many more examples of how we have benefited because of their work, but this is just a couple of examples.

Although us volunteers / Diabetes advocates work voluntarily, diabetes Ireland have large overheads and need funding.

When something goes wrong or something happens that we don’t like, we are quick to go to their Facebook page and complain bitterly and criticize while expecting them to act on whatever we want them to.

I wonder how many of those complaining and criticizing are paid up members ?
It’s only €30 a year. (That’s 0.09 cent a day or 0.57 cent per week)

I’m asking that you support us by taking a membership with Diabetes Ireland, They are the first people we go to when things are wrong but they can often be the last people we support when they need it.

Thank you in advance for your consideration

thriveabetes

Thriveabetes is a conference organised completely by volunteers living with or affected by type 1 diabetes, and seeks to Inform, Motivate, and Inspire you to thrive with type 1 diabetes.

This idea is more than just a conference.  We want to help connect people to the type 1 diabetes community, building a safe and supportive place to gain strength from something that otherwise makes us feel weak.

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i-Port Advance

€123.00 €86.10 Inc VAT

i-Port Advance injection port is a product that can be used by both adults and children who use a pen or syringe to inject prescribed medications, including insulin.