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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 Diabetic ketoacidosis

NHS Choices - Introduction

(04/06/2015)

Diabetic ketoacidosis is a serious complication of diabetes, caused by a lack of insulin in the body. Find out how to spot it, how it's treated, and how you can prevent it.

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NHS Choices - Symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis

(04/06/2015)

Read about the main signs and symptoms of diabetic ketoacidosis, and find out when you should seek medical advice.

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NHS Choices - Causes of diabetic ketoacidosis

(04/06/2015)

Find out why diabetic ketoacidosis develops and what commonly triggers the condition.

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NHS Choices - Treating diabetic ketoacidosis

(04/06/2015)

Diabetic ketoacidosis is usually treated in hospital. Find out more about the treatment you may receive.

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NHS Choices - Complications of diabetic ketoacidosis

(04/06/2015)

With prompt treatment, diabetic ketoacidosis can be corrected without any complications developing. If left untreated, the condition can be life-threatening.

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NHS Choices - Preventing diabetic ketoacidosis

(04/06/2015)

If you've been diagnosed with diabetes, it's very important that you follow all recommendations regarding diet, medication, insulin therapy and self-testing to help prevent diabetic ketoacidosis.

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