A Personal Letter: Notice of Changes to Diabetes Insight Services

The Journey Since Diabetes Insights establishment in 2008 I have been very proud of what I have achieved in that short space of time. Diabetes Insight was and remains the very first and only nurse led private independent education service for people with diabetes in the Republic of Ireland. One of my most successful ventures…

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Coffee & Blood Sugar Spikes

So I had a client recently where we were trying to get to the bottom of their blood sugar levels spiking first thing in the morning. Through a process of elimination I discovered that my client was having a cup of coffee every morning on waking, driving to work, then checking their blood sugar levels…

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Sex while wearing an Insulin Pump

Lets be honest, diabetes does not lend itself to the kind of spontaneity that sex requires. The checking of the blood sugar prior to ‘getting it on’, the disconnecting of the pump etc does require having an understanding and open partner. So lets be honest here, if you are having sex with them, you really…

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Green Tea, Diabetes & Drug Interactions

  PERSONAL EXPERIENCE I could be ranting and raving till the cows come home about the personal benefits to me from drinking green tea. I suffer from a variety of gastrointestinal conditions, therefore coffee and I should not be on speaking terms. But I love my coffee, in fact I am an out and out…

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Sleepovers, Your Child & Type 1 Diabetes: Top Tips

I happened to be talking to my neighbour over the weekend and the subject of sleepovers came up. Her daughter is 9 years of age and preparing for her first sleepover. It got me thinking of what it must be like as a parent of a child with Type 1 Diabetes and dealing with the…

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