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Diabetes Federation of Ireland


Diabetes Federation of Ireland

Subject Keywords: Diabetes
Topic: Chronic Conditions
Chronic Conditions
Type: Website
Region: Republic of Ireland

Since 1967 the Diabetes Federation of Ireland has been dedicated to helping people with diabetes. Through its network of support branches throughout the country, people who have an interest in diabetes are dedicated to sourcing and sharing information on diabetes and related matters.


Services include:

  • Patient Support via its telephone lo-call helpline and local support branches.
  •  Information via leaflets, website and our quarterly magazine Diabetes Ireland.
  • Support for children and parents with diabetes via the Sweetpea Kidz Club; children and adolescent adventure activities, family weekends and parent support groups.
  • Direct health education for patients through patient conferences and our community based structured education programme
  • Financial services; negotiated motor and health insurance rates
  • Advocacy and liaison; with clinics, services, the HSE and the Department of Health and Children
  • Anti-discrimination activity.
  • Professional support; Professional Services Section, major annual multi-disciplinary conference, regional professional meetings, practice support packs and Diabetes Professional magazine
  • Public awareness; Tea for Diabetes Ireland, national and local diabetes awareness campaigns,
  • Health Promotion initiatives including schools awareness, workplace awareness, early detection and prevention initiatives, diabetes screening
  • Funds Irish and International research via its subsidiary charity ‘Diabetes Ireland Research Alliance



Rights: © Diabetes Federation of Ireland
Suggested citation:

Diabetes Federation of Ireland. (2012) Diabetes Federation of Ireland [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 21st October 2019].


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