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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Blood sugar testing goes wireless & painless for diabetes patients

In Europe, the medical company Abbott has just released its FreeStyle Libre system, which may usher in a revolution in diabetes care. The Libre system uses an advanced, coin-size sensor that is worn on the arm for two weeks at a time. According to the instructions, a tiny “filament is inserted just under the skin and…

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Diabetes Misinformation or Just Plain Ignorance

Lately I was in a conversation with someone who just liked to hear the sound of their own voice. We have all been there. You give someone an inch to speak and they take a mile.I would not mind if they had something interesting to say, but I know bullshit when I see it and…

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Statins increase blood glucose levels and weight gain

A new study has produced strong evidence that statins(anti-cholesterol therapy) can lead to increased weight gain and a modest increase in Type 2 Diabetes risk, but the benefits of statins still outweigh the risks says the experts. The study was published by a team of researchers from the University College London’s Institute of Cardiovascular Science. Scientists…

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Cooking Well for Type 1 Diabetes

Next Course Saturday October 4th & 11th 2014 10am – 2pm Did you know how you cook your foods affects the sugar content therefore affecting your blood sugar levels? Looking for a better understanding to carbohydrate counting and insulin to carb ratios? Have you noticed that despite eating the same meal everyday, your blood sugar…

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