Helena Farrell

Helena Farrell - Founder of Diabetes Insight, Cork, IrelandHelena Farrell RGN, MSc is the founder & clinical director of Diabetes Insight. Helena is an expert and an authority figure in Diabetes Self Management Education and has brought techniques from her studies in the UK and further a field back to Ireland to offer a unique, unrivaled new and exciting approach to diabetes education in Ireland.

  • Registered General Nurse, Cork University Hospital, 2000
  • Numerous qualifications in nutrition, psychotherapy, life coaching, facilitation skills, exercise & sports, weight management & obesity
  • MSc in Diabetes, University of Warwick, 2013.

Helena has established and ran diabetes clinics across Munster for the last ten years supporting individuals in making the necessary changes to their diabetes management. In 2016 Helena decided to move Diabetes Insight solely into the area of providing bespoke training and supports for both health care professionals and educational experts working with individuals who have diabetes

Key Areas of Interest

Helenas key areas of interest in diabetes management are:

  • Literacy Issues in Diabetes Education
  • Diabetes Care in the Elderly
  • Weight Management
  • Preventative Healthcare in Diabetes
  • Training for Special Needs Assistants

Professional Services

Helena has been a CPD facilitator with the Irish Nurses & Midwifery Organisation for the last 7 years and provides a number of workshops on diabetes, obesity and facilitation skills. For further information please go to www.inmo.ie

Helena also provides tailor made training and follow up services in diabetes education/support nationwide for the following areas:

  • Community Care
  • Nursing Homes
  • Schools
  • Plus more

Pioneering A New Role for Nurses in Ireland

Helena is well recognized for pioneering a private independent nurse led advisory service for people with diabetes, that has never been available before. Helena has paved the way for other nurses to develop their skills as independent practioners, who are autonomous experts in their own right. This aligns with how independent nurse practioner roles are being developed across the US and worldwide.

Speaking Engagements

Helena is widely respected and regarded as an excellent, entertaining and passionate public speaker on diabetes self management education. She has spoken at key diabetes conferences and to community groups nationwide, as well as being featured on radio and newspapers.

Contact Helena

Helena welcomes any queries or request for further information by contacting her directly on (086) 1739287, email: diabetesinsightireland@gmail.com

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