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Hi, as a #T1 Dad and product designer I designed and printed a holder with an armband for my 9-year-old daughter.

Other T1s in Galway saw it and asked me to make them one. So I took the plunge and invested €5K in buying a 3D printer.

I’m now selling them on 4 continents and 23 countries, just through my website, I’m 3D printing them in the spare bedroom.

I haven’t been aggressively plugging them, it mostly from other T1s postings that they bought my products and recommend them. Kamil on his Diabetic Energetic YouTube recommended it too and he had 1000s of followers.

www.forwarddesign.ie

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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.

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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.