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Cold & Flu – Ask A Pharmacist with Anne Smyth

Life Pharmacy’s Anne Smyth answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 5 December 2018. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? It’s a time of year when our immune systems need to be at its best. My advice is to be... Read more >

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World Diabetes Day – Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

November 14th is World Diabetes Day, which aims to draw attention to the condition that is becoming increasingly prevalent in both young and old generations. To support this cause, selected Life Pharmacies are offering FREE Diabetes Care & Blood Glucose Screening to Life Loyalty customers when they swipe their loyalty cards from November 14th to 21st. What is Diabetes?... Read more >

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Men’s Health – Ask a Pharmacist with Vincent Dempsey

Life Pharmacy’s Vincent Dempsey tackles some commonly asked questions about men’s health – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 7 November 2018. Movember is upon us once again, which signals the time to put down your razor. But what most people see as a great excuse not to shave is actually a really important movement... 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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