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There are over 200,000 people living in Ireland with type 2 diabetes, this year for #WorldDiabetesDay on Nov 14 we are urging people living with type 2 to prioritise their health, and if you have any symptoms, signs or issues to seek medical advice, to prevent long term complications.

Visit www.diabetes.ie to learn more.
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Diabetes Nurses Making a Huge Difference

This year, the theme of World Diabetes Day 2020 is The Nurse and Diabetes. As we all know, the role of nurses and other health professional support staff is becoming increasingly more important in managing the impact of our condition. #nominateyoursuperhero

Nurses are often the first health professional that a person interacts with and so the quality of their initial assessment, care and treatment is vital. Diagnosing diabetes early to ensure prompt treatment, providing self-management training and ongoing support and signposting us to other appropriate services to help us manage our condition more effectively is so important for us as individuals. When we are in trouble, they are very often the person who listens to us, offers compassionate support and helps resolve our issues and concerns.

Vicky Williams from Kildare, who has type 1 diabetes said “I attend Connolly Hospital for my Type 1 diabetes care. 80% of the care I receive is from the diabetes specialists’ nurses. They provide not only medical support in managing my diabetes but also psychological support living with the condition every day.

They show empathy and understanding towards some of my frustrations of the condition but provide endless praise and reassurance of my management at every opportunity. They focus on my strengths as a person living with diabetes and are always a phone call away if needed. My appreciation for my DNS is endless and sometimes I feel they are overlooked when it comes to their importance and worth to a person living with a condition for so long. I am extremely grateful to every DNS that has looked after me the last 20 years of living with the condition and counting”.

As a highly valued member of the diabetes community, nurses do outstanding work for us and this weekend to celebrate World Diabetes Day, Diabetes Ireland is calling on you to acknowledge your appreciation of your diabetes nurse by sending them a message of appreciation on our Facebook post between Friday 13th November to Sunday 15th November 2020.

Every diabetes nurse nominated will be entered into a raffle where the winner will receive a “One for All” voucher from Diabetes Ireland.

On behalf of people living with diabetes and their families, Diabetes Ireland is saying “Thank you” to every diabetes nurse who provides vital support to the diabetes community in Ireland”.
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