Children with Diabetes


Diabetes Bright Spots and Landmines; Book Review

During the summer, I got a message from Niamh Downes about a new diabetes book that she was really impressed with called “Bright Spots and Landmines, The Diabetes Guide I wish Someone had Handed me”. […]


Galway Cycle for Diabetes

Later this year, the staff of the Diabetes Centre in University Hospital Galway are organising a social event for young adults transitioning from the Paediatric service to the adult Type 1 Diabetes service in UHG. More […]


Raising the Roof and some Funds for Thriveabetes

I haven’t done a blog post in a while because there was A LOT of this going on.   And it was wonderful. Then, it was back at it! Freshly recharged from my holidays, and […]


Diabetes Offline Support is Important too

“Diabetes is so easy to manage these days.” “Sure he’ll grow out of it by the time he’s 18.” “Is he allowed to eat that??!” and “Oh yeah, my gran has that from eating too […]

Cayden Making Friends at Thriveabetes

The Irish Freestyle Libre Update

Last weekend, I attended Abbott’s European Diabetes Exchange forum (‘dX’) in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The mission of dX is to create a place where bloggers from all over Europe can meet and exchange ideas in a […]


Type 1 Diabetes Support

I’m still in shock that a type 1 diabetes conference in Ireland sold out!!! There are 180 adults/parents and 62 children registered to attend, plus we have a waitlist for any cancellations that might occur. And […]


A Diabetes Mother’s Call

You might remember a while back that I posted about being part of a Diabetes Ireland delegation to attend a diabetes briefing for TD’s and Senators in Leinster House. My friends, Rebecca and Davina both gave […]


Register Soon for Thriveabetes 2016

Type 1 Diabetes Conference Brings Diabetes Online Community Together. Social media has been extremely beneficial and supportive to people with diabetes in Ireland. We have been connecting with others from all over Ireland through this medium […]


Thriveabetes on the Telly

Back in May myself and Christine were interviewed by IrishTV’s Clare Matters about Thriveabetes. We talked about our own diabetes. Christine spoke a little about her diagnosis and I spoke about all the tools I […]

Irish TV's Clare Matters interview with Christine Meehan & Grainne Flynn about living with type 1 diabetes.

Meeting our Public Representatives

On Wednesday 22nd June 2016 Diabetes Ireland, People with Diabetes and our National Clinical Leads in Diabetes Strategy briefed TD’s and Senators on the need for extra resources to improve the diabetes service for the […]


Diabetes Day in the Dail

On Wednesday 22 June in Leinster House, Diabetes Ireland is briefing TDs and Senators on current diabetes services and what future services are required to support the diabetes community nationally in the coming years. Myself, Rebecca Flanagan, […]


Speaker Spotlight – Joe Solo

Joe Solowiejczyk spoke at Thriveabetes in 2015 and was a huge hit! And I have been under strict instructions to make sure that he was speaking again at Thriveabetes 2016, which he is. Phew! I […]


Diabetes Families Trip to Trabolgan

Roisin Keegan is a member of the Diabetes Ireland Sweetpea Kidz Club committee for just over five years and volunteers on the annual Family Trip to Trabolgan. She is a person with type 1 diabetes […]