Galway experts provide free advice on diabetes self management

The diabetes team in Galway University Hospitals together with Diabetes Care West charity and Croí are hosting a free information evening and workshop in the Croí Heart and Stroke Centre, Galway, on Thursday February 13 for people with type 1 diabetes.

This information evening will give individuals the opportunity to meet others living with type 1 diabetes, as well as providing an opportunity to ask questions and seek information from a range of healthcare professionals, medical consultants, nurses, and dietitians.

Type 1 diabetes is a challenging condition to manage. Once diagnosed it requires active patient involvement in self management of the condition by taking regular insulin injections and appropriately monitoring blood sugar levels. Even in motivated patients it can be difficult to avoid day-to-day fluctuations in blood glucose levels, resulting in high and low blood sugar levels. Developing complications can be reduced by maintaining good glycaemic control. However, worry about complications and the fear of hypoglycaemia are significant burdens for many people living with the disease. Many people with type 1 diabetes struggle with the everyday challenge of attempting to achieve near-normal glycaemia while avoiding hypoglycaemia.

Places for this educational evening which are free are limited to 100 people so booking is essential. Places will be offered on a first-come, first-served, basis. To secure your place, call Paul or Alma on 091 544310.

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