Diabetes is one of the world’s fastest growing epidemics with its incidence estimated to exceed 250 million by 2025. In Ireland between 140,000 – 200,000 people suffer with the condition and a further 100,000 – 200,000 are unaware that they have it.
This forthcoming FREE education evening is designed specifically to support people in dealing with the challenges of managing Type 1 Diabetes. It will take place on Monday 16th May from 6.00pm to 9.00pm at the Croí Heart & Stroke Centre, Moyola Lane, Newcastle, Galway. Consultant Physicians, Diabetes Nurse Specialists and Dieticians will be on hand to deliver talks on topics such as:
- Rise of Macchines: The Artificial Pancreas
- Remembering the Basics of Carbohydrate Counting
- Insulin Pumps: Who Benefits?
This collaborative event by Croí, Diabetes Ireland and the Diabetes Unit at Galway University Hospital aims to be very informal, interactive and informative and will be of huge practical benefit to adults of all ages with Type 1 Diabetes. Speakers on the day include Professor Seán Dinneen – Consultant Physician, Dr Derek O’Keeffe – Specialist Registrar in Diabetes, Dr Esther O’Sullivan – Consultant Physician and Rachel Langan – Senior Diabetes Dietitian. The evening will facilitate valuable learning and will also provide an opportunity to meet others suffering with the condition and ask questions to diabetes specialist experts.