Diabetes Support Groups in Ireland
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Adults & Teens Living with Type 1 Diabetes
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Clare Type 1 Support GroupThe Clare type 1 diabetes support group meet in the Temple Gate hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare, on the third Tuesday in Feb, April, June, October & December. The group is for Adults living with Type 1 and for Parents of Children with Type 1. Supported by the Clare branch of Diabetes Ireland.Email: clarebranchdfi@gmail.com
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Clare Type 1 Support Facebook groupPrivate group for people in Clare with type 1 diabetes. Also for parents of children with diabetes.https://www.facebook.com/groups/1942265396057088/
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Cork Type 1 AdultsThis group is organised & run by the Southern Regional office of Diabetes Ireland in Cork. Supported by the Southern Regional Office of Diabetes Ireland.Contact Charlotte or Pauline on 021 4274229 or email sro@diabetes.ie
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Cork Type 1 Young AdultsThis group is organised & run by the Southern Regional office of Diabetes Ireland in Cork. This group is for young adults aged between 18 and 23 years. Supported by the Southern Regional Office of Diabetes Ireland.Contact Charlotte or Pauline on 021 4274229 or email sro@diabetes.ie
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Cork Time to Talk Teens groupsThis group is organised & run by the Southern Regional office of Diabetes Ireland in Cork. Supported by the Southern Regional Office of Diabetes Ireland.Contact Charlotte or Pauline on 021 4274229 or email sro@diabetes.ie
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Dublin Type 1 AdultsThis group is not meeting up at the moment as they are looking for a new venue. However, they do organise social meetups in Dublin City Centre often. They also have a facebook page where you can leave messages: Contact: t1diabetic.dublin@gmail.com and https://www.facebook.com/groups/169847736412651/
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Galway Type 1 Diabetes Support for AdultsThis group no longer meets and is looking for new leaders. The FB group is still active though.Facebook Group contact; https://www.facebook.com/groups/1706276276313748/
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Kerry Type 1 Diabetes Support GroupThis is a closed Facebook group for people living with type 1 diabetes in Co. Kerry.https://www.facebook.com/groups/730695156962217/
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Laois Portlaoise Type 1 Adults' SupportA support group for Type 1 Diabetics based in and around Laois who meet once per monthContact Laura on 086 0649017 or through the Facebook Page
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Limerick Type 1 Adults GroupThis is a new group set up with a view of having meet ups in Limerick https://m.facebook.com/groups/2114633512144187
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Type One Run group Southwest Type One Run is a group of ordinary people dedicated to building support, community, and awareness for those affected by type 1 diabetes through running. We encourage anyone of any ability who is interested to get involved. If you (or a family member or friend) have type 1 diabetes and have gone on a run before, you're on the team! Get in touch!https://m.facebook.com/groups/typeonerunseireland
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Adults Living with Type 2 Diabetes
One meeting a month - All are welcome
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Clare Type 2 Support GroupThe Clare Type 2 support group for adults meet at 8pm on the third Tuesday in January, March, May, Sept, & Nov in The Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare. Supported by the Clare branch of Diabetes Ireland.Email :clarebranchdfi@gmail.com or call 087 641 5747
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Cork Type 2 Diabetes SupportThis group is organised & run by the Southern Regional office of Diabetes Ireland in Cork.Contact Charlotte or Pauline on 021 4274229 or email sro@diabetes.ie
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Parents and Children with Type 1 Diabetes
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Parents of Children & Teens with Type 1 Diabetes in IrelandFacebook page specifically for parents to communicate with each other from all over the country.Page link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/217346238337444/?fref=ts
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Clare/Limerick Parents of Type1's Parents of Type1 Diabetics Clare / Limerick. This group organises events for children with type 1 diabetes several times a year.Contact on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/parentstype1clarelimerick/ or via email: parentstype1clarelimerick@hotmail.com
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Cork Parents Support GroupThis group is organised & run by the Southern Regional office of Diabetes Ireland in Cork. They organise regular meetings for parents and events for children. Supported by the Southern Regional Office of Diabetes Ireland.Contact Charlotte or Pauline on 021 4274229 or email sro@diabetes.ie
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Derry Type One ClubThe T1 Club Children’s Diabetes Group is Northern Ireland’s first Independent Children’s Diabetes Group, set up by parents and based in Derry. They arrange monthly meet-ups and activities in school holidays. https://www.facebook.com/TypeOneClub/
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Donegal Parents Support GroupThis group meets every couple of months, plus they organise a children's Christmas party and an annual family weekend. Some of these events are organised by the Donegal branch of Diabetes Irelanddonegalparents.diabetessupport@gmail.com Facebook Link - https://www.facebook.com/groups/152005394822728/
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Dublin Type 1 ParentsThe Dublin Type 1 Parents group usually meet every second month in Grumpy McClafferty's Bar, The Plaza Hotel, Tallaght at 8pm. They also have a facebook page for communication; https://www.facebook.com/groups/200362316706590/ This group is supported by Diabetes IrelandContact Jenny on 086 818 4687 or jenny.dunbar@diabetes.ie
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Galway Parents GroupThe Galway parents group meet in The Maldron Hotel, Oranmore (Carrowmoneash roundabout) for a casual cuppa on the 3rd Thursday of every month.Contact Gerardine Fahy E: fahygerardine@hotmail.com, M: 087 2135847
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Galway East; Loughrea“My Child Has Diabetes” Group. This support group is facilitated by Psychotherapist, Paula Short MIACP, herself a mother of a child with Type 1. Whether your child is newly diagnosed or your family has been dealing with diabetes for a long time, please come along to gain emotional support to help you cope with the challenges you face. It is free to attend and you will be very warmly welcomed.Contact Paula Short on (086) 8358971 or email paulashort@me.com
www.paulashort.net
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Kerry Type 1 Diabetes Support GroupThis is a closed Facebook group for people living with type 1 diabetes in Co. Kerry.https://www.facebook.com/groups/730695156962217/
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Kildare Type 1 Parents' SupportThis group meets on the first Monday of every second month at Keadeen Hotel, Kildare at 8pm.Contact Trina at 087 2288104
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Laois Portlaoise Type 1 Parents' SupportFormed in 2014 this group is for parents of children with type 1 diabetes. Affiliated to Diabetes Ireland. Support, fundraising, information in Laois and surrounding areas.Contact Joe on 0876758971/ email joebarry37@eircom.net or Jo McGrane Contact Number: 0876758971 and a Facebook page.
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Limerick Parents GroupThis group organises get-togethers for parents of children with T1 diabetes around Tipperary/Limerick/Clare. Adults with Type 1 are also welcome. They meet 4 times in the year and just have a chat and a cuppa so it’s all very informal but a lot of parents find it very beneficial. They also organise information talks and family events. This group is supported by Diabetes Ireland.Contact Dominic email domhayes22@hotmail.com
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Ireland: Diabetes in Ireland Facebook pageThis a Facebook page for people with diabetes living in Ireland to connect with each other. This Group is here to offer support to those affected by Diabetes; to give members the opportunity to gain and share knowledge of skills, treatment pathways and tools that have proven useful to others; to give members comfort that they are not alone; and to provide all members with the opportunity to share their experiences, challenges and concerns in a friendly and safe environment, where they are able to speak freely with the knowledge that they will be respected.https://www.facebook.com/groups/39741400937/
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Ireland: Diabetes IrelandFormerly the Diabetes Federation of Ireland. This organisation runs a wide range of services from patients support, research, advocacy for better health services, etc. More information about what they do can be found on their website.www.diabetes.ie, info@diabetes.ie or Telephone; 1850 909 909 or Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diabetes-Ireland/409213715095?fref=ts
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Ireland: Sweetpea Kids ClubThe Sweetpea Kidz Club events such as Christmas parties, summer picnics, panto trips, etc. is organised by Diabetes Ireland.Contact email info@diabetes.ie or telephone LoCall 1850 909 909
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Louth; DroghedaA group of parents meet every few months for lunch and a chat in Drogheda. Very informal .Contact Veronica Reilly; 086 6025043
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Mayo Diabetes Parents Supporthttps://www.facebook.com/mayosupportgroupforchildrenwithdiabetes?fref=nfContact Caroline Davy 086 1717230
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Sligo/Leitrim Parents SupportMeet second Wednesday of every month at 8pm. Exchange information and ideas, have a cuppa and a chat. Venue may vary. This group is supported by the Western Regional Office of Diabetes Ireland.Contact 086 3754856 type1ParentsSligoLeitrim@gmail.com or WRO 071 914 6001
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Waterford Parents GroupThe Waterford branch of Diabetes Ireland organises events for both children and parents on a regular basis. . Contact the Diabetes Clinic in Waterford Hospital for more information https://www.facebook.com/diabeteswaterford.diabetes?fref=ts
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Westmeath Parents' GroupWestmeath (Mullingar) Parents Support Group.Not active any longer
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Wexford Parents Support GroupThis parents support group is for patients of Wexford General Hospital only. They organise childrens events and activiites through the clinic.Diabetes Clinic Wexford General Hospital
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Groups for All
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Ireland: Diabetes in Ireland Facebook pageThis a Facebook page for people with diabetes living in Ireland to connect with each other. This Group is here to offer support to those affected by Diabetes; to give members the opportunity to gain and share knowledge of skills, treatment pathways and tools that have proven useful to others; to give members comfort that they are not alone; and to provide all members with the opportunity to share their experiences, challenges and concerns in a friendly and safe environment, where they are able to speak freely with the knowledge that they will be respected.https://www.facebook.com/groups/39741400937/
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Ireland: Diabetes IrelandFormerly the Diabetes Federation of Ireland. This organisation runs a wide range of services from patients support, research, advocacy for better health services, etc. More information about what they do can be found on their website.www.diabetes.ie, info@diabetes.ie or Telephone; 1850 909 909 or Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/pages/Diabetes-Ireland/409213715095?fref=ts
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Ireland: Sweetpea Kids ClubThe Sweetpea Kidz Club events such as Christmas parties, summer picnics, panto trips, etc. is organised by Diabetes Ireland.Contact email info@diabetes.ie or telephone LoCall 1850 909 909
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Diabetes Community Ireland Facebook GroupOnline community grouphttps://www.facebook.com/groups/553326244752858/
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Waterford Diabetes SupportCommunity Facebook page for people withdiabetes attending University Hospital Waterfordhttps://www.facebook.com/waterforddiabetessupport/
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