Type 2 Diabetes information event in Ennis

Type 2 Diabetes information event in Ennis

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A free information meeting for Clare people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes is taking place in Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare on Tuesday, 27th March 2018 from 7:30 – 9pm.

The evening will focus on risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes, how to reduce one’s own risk, and how to put current dietary guidelines into practice.

Pauline Dunne, Senior Dietitian with Diabetes Ireland will provide realistic, safe, practical effective and sustainable nutritional information tailored giving participants a full understanding of food from a balanced point of view which can be easily applied when they return home. This will include:

*Understanding the core principals of food, nutrition and healthy eating in line with Healthy Food for Life and the food pyramid.

*Understand how diet and nutrition links to type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes

*Understand how to reduce risk of developing type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes

*Portion control, with rule of thumb simple guidelines for people of all shapes and sizes.

Throughout the workshop there will be opportunity to ask questions about diet, habits and potential food related myths.

“Our portion sizes, and the frequency to which we consume ‘treat’ foods has increased dramatically over the last 10 years and where fizzy drinks and sweet foods are the obvious culprits, many people are not aware of many other foods which are contributing to our weight gain, and ultimately our risk of developing type 2 diabetes’” said Pauline.

Grainne Flynn, secretary of the Clare branch of Diabetes Ireland and a person who has lived with diabetes for 25 years says “We welcome all who would like to learn more about what type 2 diabetes is. We especially want to raise more awareness of ALL the risk factors of type 2 diabetes. The reason being that early detection of type 2 diabetes is key for a healthier and better quality of life with diabetes.”

Spaces for this event are limited. To register your interest, phone Regina on 071 9146001 or email wro@diabetes.ie.

This meeting is supported by the Clare Branch of Diabetes Ireland, the national charity for those in Ireland living with diabetes, and is part-funded by the HSE National Lottery Grants Scheme.

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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