Thriveabetes; Save the Date!


Thriveabetes 2016 will take place in  The Killashee House Hotel, Kilcullen Road, Naas, Co. Kildare on Saturday, October 1st. Killashee-House-Hotel-300x199  Killashee 2

Thriveabetes; The Thrive with Type 1 Diabetes Conference is a one day conference for people living with type 1 diabetes. Adults with type 1 diabetes and parents of children with type 1 diabetes.

This year, we are welcoming children with type 1 diabetes and their siblings.

Registration for Thriveabetes will open in a couple of months.



What is Thrivebetes going to offer?

This Type 1 Diabetes conference will focus on the psychological impact of living with a chronic, lifelong illness. We aim to provide “Inspiration, Motivation and Information” to people living with type 1 diabetes.

Our speakers are internationally renowned in the diabetes community, some of whom are living with type 1, and speakers who are nationally recognised as diabetes healthcare professionals.

Who Should Attend Thriveabetes?

  • Adults with Type 1 or Type 1.5 diabetes (also known as LADA; Latent autoimmune diabetes of adults).
  • Partners, Spouses and Significant Others of Adults with type 1/1.5 Diabetes.
  • Parents/Guardians/Carers of children/young people with type 1 diabetes.
  • Young adults, teens, school-age children, and younger children with type 1 diabetes and their siblings.
  • Health care professionals who work with type 1 diabetes


The Conference Venue and Hotel Reservations

The Killashee House Hotel is just 30kms from Dublin City Centre, 2kms outside Naas Town, & only 35mins from Dublin Airport. Set amidst the lush rolling countryside of County Kildare, with victorian grandeur of the Original House, to the acres of splendid gardens and gloriously wild woodland trails, there are so many hidden places to explore.

For those of you who are interested in making a weekend of it;

The Killashee House Hotel has reserved a block of rooms for Thriveabetes delegates on a first come first served basis. The room rates are as follows;

  • Single Occupancy €120.00 B&B
  • Twin/Double occupancy €160.00 B&B

There are lots of alternative options for accommodation in and around Naas town. Tripadvisor or the Naas Town website should be able to provide you with more information about them.


Conference programme

Our conference programme is in development. I can confirm that Joe Solowiejczyk will be returning to Thriveabetes.

We will post updates on the conference programme as they are confirmed and invitations are being sent out to potential speakers as we speak.


Exhibitors & Sponsors

Thriveabetes is financed through a combination of delegate ticket sales, an adjoining exhibition, sponsorship and donations.

If your company is interested in exhibiting at Thriveabetes or in discussing a sponsorship arrangement please email Gráinne at


Who is organising Thriveabetes?

Thriveabetes is organised completely by volunteers. Myself (Grainne Flynn), Rebecca Flanagan & Christine Meehan are at the helm. Find out more about us here.