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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 Diabetic retinopathy

Introduction

(17/11/2014)

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes. It occurs when high blood sugar levels damage the cells at the back of the eye (known as the retina). If it isn't treated, it can cause blindness.

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Symptoms of diabetic retinopathy

(17/11/2014)

Diabetic retinopathy does not usually cause any noticeable symptoms until it has reached an advanced stage. If retinopathy is not identified and treated, it can lead to sudden blindness.

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Causes of diabetic retinopathy

(17/11/2014)

Diabetic retinopathy is caused by high blood sugar levels damaging the network of tiny blood vessels that supply blood to the retina.

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Diagnosing diabetic retinopathy

(17/11/2014)

It’s important to identify diabetic retinopathy as soon as possible. Screening is an effective way of detecting retinopathy at an early stage.

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Treating diabetic retinopathy

(17/11/2014)

Early-stage retinopathy may not need treatment, but more advanced retinopathy may require laser treatment or injections of medicine into the eye.

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Preventing diabetic retinopathy

(17/11/2014)

To prevent diabetic retinopathy, it's very important that you keep your blood sugar levels under careful control.

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'To improve your eyesight, you have to make lifestyle changes'

(24/06/2014)

Watch a video in which Tim talks about how he was diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy, and the treatment options available.

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