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Are You SunSmart?

We ask Jane Brennan from Brennan’s Life Pharmacy Donabate how to make the most of great sunny summer days whilst protecting our skin from harmful rays. Jane says “The Irish Cancer Society SunSmart program has great guidelines to keep us safe. See below for some useful tips and advice” Ways to protect your skin: Shade... Read more >

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Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes

Pollen Highs & Watery Eyes… Talk to Jane Brennan, your Hay Fever Expert in Donabate Are your eyes itchy, red or watery? Is your throat scratchy? Are you sneezing? Do you have itchy ears, nose or mouth? Do you have a blocked or runny nose? Do you wake up feeling exhausted? Hay fever can cause... Read more >

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“Do you know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy.

Five minutes that could save your life! “Would you like to know the eight warning signs of breast cancer to look out for?” asks Jane Brennan of Brennan’s Life Pharmacy. We are all a bit shy of talking about breasts, but a five minute chat with any of our team here in Life Pharmacy Donabate... Read more >

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Articles in Type 1 diabetes

NHS Choices - Introduction

(14/05/2015)

Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high. It is also known as diabetes mellitus.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of type 1 diabetes

(19/05/2015)

The symptoms of type 1 diabetes can develop very quickly (over a few days or weeks), particularly in children.

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NHS Choices - Diagnosing type 1 diabetes

(12/02/2015)

It's important to diagnose diabetes as early as possible, so that treatment can be started. Visit your GP as soon as possible if you have the symptoms of diabetes.

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NHS Choices - Treating type 1 diabetes

(15/05/2015)

Treatment for diabetes aims to keep your blood glucose levels as normal as possible and to control your symptoms to prevent health problems developing later in life.

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NHS Choices - Complications caused by diabetes

(12/02/2015)

If diabetes is not treated, it can lead to a number of different health problems. High glucose levels can damage blood vessels, nerves and organs.

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NHS Choices - Living with type 1 diabetes

(12/02/2015)

If you have type 1 diabetes, you will need to look after your health very carefully. Caring for your health will make treating your diabetes easier and minimise your risk of developing complications.

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NHS Choices - "I thought everyone at school would think I was injecting drugs"

(10/02/2015)

Chandler Bennett was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in October 2004. She maintains a positive attitude to life and has learned to manage her condition.

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NHS Choices - "It affects African-Caribbean people and Asian people severely"

(06/02/2015)

Nurse consultant in diabetes, Grace Vanterpool MBE, talks about her work supporting people with diabetes and raising awareness of the condition.

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NHS Choices - "After the shock, I took control"

(06/02/2015)

Cricket star Wasim Akram’s glittering career included dealing with numerous injuries, clearing his name after match-fixing allegations and coping with type 1 diabetes.

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