Prediabetes And Type 2 Diabetes Education Course In Thurles

As more and more people are being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, all hospitals and GP practices are struggling to cope with the number of patients seeking treatment.Lifestyle factors and excess weight are strongly linked with the rise of Type 2 diabetes globally but you can also be slim, fit and develop Type 2 diabetes, typically after 40 years of age.


“Many people are not aware of the risks associated with diabetes and are surprised and often upset when diagnosed with prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes. They then face a challenge to learn about the condition, and how best to deal with it personally. Education and support is vital in this process and we urge Tipperary locals to engage with us and learn how to manage or avoid this condition” comments Pauline Dunne, Senior Dietitian with Diabetes Ireland.


Diabetes Ireland has developed a structured diabetes education programme and are running a course in Thurles starting Friday September 1st 2017 at10.00am in St Mary’s Health Centre, Parnell Street, Thurles, Co Tipperary. This is a free course for patients diagnosed with Prediabetes and/ or Type 2 Diabetes. To book your place, contact Regina at 071-9146001 (Office hours 9.30am-1.30pm Monday to Friday)


There are almost 200,000 people diagnosed with Type 2 in Ireland and an estimated 450,000 with Prediabetes. Typical symptoms of Type 2 diabetes are thirst, tiredness, frequent urination (especially at night) and weight gain or loss BUT in some people there can be no symptoms for up to 12 years and the damage to their body is taking place silently over the years. Persistent high blood glucose damages blood vessels affecting the entire body. Limb-loss, blindness and stroke are some of the complications from poorly managed or “ignored” diabetes.


Diabetes Ireland is Ireland’s national diabetes charity employing health professionals to support and educate those living with diabetes and raise awareness and screen for Type 2 diabetes and Prediabetes.


To learn more about your type 2 diabetes risk, visit and take our online test. There are many benefits to becoming a member of Diabetes Ireland.

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