Ireland


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”. […]


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 […]


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 […]


Type 1 Diabetes; A Rollercoaster of Emotions

Olivia was diagnosed only a short time before Thriveabetes happened last October. She contacted me to try and meet other newly diagnosed people. We met at Thriveabetes and I have asked her to write about her […]


What did you want to see in your diabetes clinic – Survey Results

In February this year, we asked you “What is the one thing that you would most like to see implemented in your diabetes clinic?” The sampling size for our survey was small and so it […]