Type 1 Diabetes


Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Options

There is a lot of interest these days in Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) and how beneficial they are to help manage type 1 diabetes. This post is a compilation of what options are available to you […]


We have some Medical Experts at Thriveabetes

This post is the third in our series of What to expect at Thriveabetes 2018. The first post was about “What to Expect at Thriveabetes 2018 if you are an Adult with type 1 diabetes” and […]


Freestyle Libre on the LTI Upate

It’s been over a year since the Abbott Freestyle Libre became available to purchase in Ireland. This product is a new way of monitoring blood glucose levels without finger pricking. Instead you use a reader […]


Thriveabetes 2018 Going for your Dreams with Diabetes Panel

It has been a number of weeks since I published a post but now I’m back on task until mid December. The time is passing so quickly that it’s hard to believe once we all […]


Diabetes Support in Ireland

When you live with type 1 diabetes there is SO, SO MUCH information to learn, especially in the early days. So much, that I don’t think it is possible for any health care professional to […]


What to Expect at Thriveabetes as an Adult with Diabetes

Last week, registration opened for Thriveabetes the type 1 diabetes conference which takes place on Saturday 24th February 2018 in Dublin. And with over four months until the event takes place we are almost one third of […]


Thriveabetes 2018 Registration Now Open

It’s finally here! I don’t know whether to take a deep breath or to release the relief that we are getting there. Registration link is below. The team and I would like to say that […]


Sunrise Foundation Diabetes Project 2

A few of you will have come across a FaceBook post in the Diabetes in Ireland Private Group from Debbie Davis who helps the Sunrise Foundation collect up unused and unneeded diabetes supplies such as […]


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 […]


Cayden Making Friends at Thriveabetes

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 […]


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 […]


Summer Music Festivals, Type 1 Diabetes and what to know?

It’s Summer and it’s also the start of music festival season. This was kicked off with GunsnRoses in Slane Castle on Saturday 27th May. We have Longitude, Electric Picnic, Castlepalooza, yet to come. You bought […]