Diabetes Ireland’s National Spring Meeting comes to Limerick.
Diabetes Ireland, the national charity for people with diabetes, brings its annual National Spring meeting to the Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick at 2pm on Sunday the 14th April.
The meeting entitled “Diabetes Self–Care enhances Quality of Life” is free to attend by the general public.
A wide range of diabetes topics will be presented at the meeting starting with Limerick Regional Hospital Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist, Dr Clodagh O’Gorman, who will be speaking on the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes management from a patient perspective.
Dr Corneilius Cronin, Consultant Physician/Nephrology in St John’s & Mid-West Regional Hospital, Limerick will speak about the steps people with diabetes can take to optimise self-care and avoid developing diabetes complications.
Ennis based health care professional, Ms Carmel Devine, Podiatry Manager, HSE, will present “Why I need to check my feet each day: What do I look for?”
Also presenting are; Ms Aisling Collins, Dietitian in St John’s Hospital, Limerick on the importance of health eating and Dr Myles Balfe, who was funded by Diabetes Ireland and the Health Research Board to undertake a research project looking at the factors that influence self-care and quality of life in young Irish adults with Type 1 diabetes.
Following the presentations all the speakers will form an “ask the experts” panel which will be open to the audience.
Diabetes Ireland hopes that people with diabetes and their families in the Mid-West region will be able to support this special event. The National Spring Meeting will begin at 2pm with light refreshments served at 4pm. All are welcome.