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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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Let’s talk about Type 2 Diabetes with pharmacist Jane Brennan

Did you know that there are more than 1 million people in Ireland at risk of, or who have diabetes? Type 2 diabetes is where the body either doesn’t produce enough insulin, or is unable to fully use the insulin it produces. This results in too much glucose in the blood, which can have serious... Read more >

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Get Active in 2019: Tips to achieve your New Year’s fitness goals

Getting more active is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions made every January, as thousands look to spark a positive change in their well being and shed their holiday pounds. Gyms around the country reach their peak capacity as members new and old arrive full of motivation and ambition, yet many find it... 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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