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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 2 diabetes

NHS Choices - Introduction

(14/05/2015)

Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of type 2 diabetes

(23/07/2014)

The symptoms of diabetes include feeling very thirsty, passing more urine than usual and feeling tired all the time.

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NHS Choices - Causes of type 2 diabetes

(23/07/2014)

Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin to maintain a normal blood glucose level, or the body is unable to use the insulin that is produced – known as insulin resistance.

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NHS Choices - Complications caused by diabetes

(19/02/2015)

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

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NHS Choices - Type 2 diabetes - looking after yourself

(16/04/2015)

If you have type 2 diabetes, you will need to look after your health very carefully.

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NHS Choices - 'There's no reason why you can’t achieve your dreams'

(20/10/2014)

After his victory at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Sir Steve Redgrave became the only British athlete ever to win five consecutive Olympic gold medals.

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NHS Choices - 'If you have worries, get tested'

(20/10/2014)

Clare Mehmet, a 58-year-old retired telecommunications interpreter, found out by chance that she had type 2 diabetes 10 years ago.

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NHS Choices - 'Becoming diabetic forced me to change my life around'

(20/10/2014)

When Charles Torkington, 54, was diagnosed with diabetes it gave him the determination to change his diet and his life.

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NHS Choices - 'My children can’t believe how good their mum looks!'

(20/10/2014)

Shafina Bibi was shocked to hear she had diabetes. But now she’s changed her lifestyle and has never felt better.

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NHS Choices - 'Diabetes can severely affect African-Caribbean and Asian people'

(20/10/2014)

Grace Vanterpool MBE, a nurse consultant in diabetes, talks about her support work and raising awareness of the condition.

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