WHY HIDE YOUR TECH …..

In July I received a pm to our Facebook page from Forward Design. They make a band to hold your sensor secure on your arm, price is roughly €30 – €35 depending on model and color.

Initially I thought, yes, great idea for the Libre wearers who are having difficulty keeping a sensor in place either on their own arm or the arm of a child, but my sensor is an Enlite.

The enlite sensor is recommended to be worn on the tummy area but I had decided to try it on my arm for a change and join those who were clearly spreading awareness and making a statement about their Type 1 Tech.

To my delight the accuracy was amazing and even tighter than when worn on my tummy.

Shane from forward design asked me to send him a sensor & transmitter as I would wear it and with his printing technology he said he would make me one for my enlite and I was thrilled at the possibility of being like all the other sensor wearers.

Hello

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

Medtronic i-Port Advance™ 2 Pack

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Medtronic i-Port Advance™ 2 Pack

19.95 Inc VAT

i-Port 2 Pack – Included in the 20% Special Offer!

MEDTRONIC 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.

Medtronic i-Port
Advance™ 2 Pack
19.95 Inc VAT

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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.