Since 1967, Diabetes Ireland has been the national charity dedicated to helping people with diabetes. They achieve this by providing support, education and motivation to everyone affected by diabetes. Diabetes Ireland also raises public awareness of diabetes and funds research into finding a cure for diabetes.
There are over 225,000 people in Ireland with diabetes. Through over 220 local free public meetings/events/screenings/ education courses per year Diabetes Ireland supports these people on all aspects of their diabetes management and educate the wider community.
Living with diabetes is not easy. However, with the right help, advice and support, there is no reason why Irish people with diabetes cannot live life to the full. This is their goal and each year through patient education and information services they provide that support to thousands of Irish people with diabetes and their families when needed most.
Diabetes Ireland's Cork Regional Office, based in the all new Diabetes Care Centre on Mary Street, Cork City, manages all aspects of their services in the Munster region and oversees their branches & support groups stretching from Waterford across to Kerry.
The Cork Diabetes Care Centre opened this past June and currently offers retinopathy and podiatry services. It is estimated this not-for-profit Care Centre will see over 7,000 patients in its first 12 months with future services such as counselling, dietetics and hearing tests planned.
As well as maintaining overall charity services, Diabetes Ireland are committed to growing services long into the future, devising a new five year strategy entitled 'Changing Lives 2016-2020'.
If you have any questions or queries in relation to diabetes please visit www.diabetes.ie or lo-call 1850 909 909.
The Cork Regional Office & Care Centre can be reached on 021 4274229 for any queries in relation to local branches/events/support groups as well as making appointments for Care Centre services.