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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 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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