Practical Diabetes – One Day Course

support and answers to control Diabetes at Diabetes Insight

Diabetes Insight is delighted to announce that we are now adding a one day course called ‘Practical Diabetes’ to our range of services.

This course shows our commitment at Diabetes Insight to our philosophy of not just telling you how, but showing you how.

Seeing and recognizing the need to offer a complete package of support to people with diabetes,  Practical Diabetes takes you through the following steps:

  • Learning about how diabetes affects your body,
  • Understanding Blood Sugar Levels & Pattern Management
  • Individualized Meal Plans (Carbohydrate Counting can be provided on request)
  • Shopping lists (Supermarket Tour can be provided on request)
  • Cookery Demonstration
  • Optional: 1-2-1 exercise class with a personal fitness trainer.

This course is only available on a 1-2-1 basis (this includes parents, spouses &/or couples) or as a group option, limited to a maximum of 5 people. All courses have the flexibility to be tailored to an individuals needs.

Practical Diabetes is founded and facilitated by Helena Farrell RGN, MSc, Founder & Director of Diabetes Insight. This is the only course of its kind available in the Republic of Ireland and offers a person with diabetes complete access to an experienced expert nurse adviser to answer all their questions, so as to provide the necessary support and resources that they need to be able to live every day in confidence when managing their diabetes. 

For Whom is This Course Aimed At?

  • Individuals with Type 1 & 2 Diabetes
  • Newly Diagnosed with diabetes
  • Parents of Children with Type 1 Diabetes
  • Carers, family members and friends are also welcome to attend on the day.


The course is located in the Cork Health & Lifestyle Centre, Blackrock, Cork and in our new office in West Cork, located in an idyllic rural location between Bandon & Macroom. Collection and Drop Off can be arranged for our Bandon location. The 1-2-1 Practical Diabetes Course is available on any day of the week except Sunday. The group option for Practical Diabetes course is available on certain dates and by demand.

Course Content

9.30am -11am: One to One Private Consultation with an Expert Nurse Adviser

11am: Light Refreshments

11.30am – 1pm: 1-2-1 Personal Fitness Training Session provided by Instructor John Hurley (optional and can be substituted for carbohydrate counting)

1pm: Lunch (Lunch will be provided in our Bandon location)

2pm- 4pm: Cookery Demonstration (1-2-1 or group)

(Supermarket Tour can included in the day by request and arrangement)


150 euros all inclusive

Further Information

Inquiries and Bookings can be made by contacting Helena on (086) 1739287 &/or email:


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