Health

Diabetes and Healthy Living

Diabetes is a long-term condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high. Diabetes has become a serious problem both globally and within Ireland. In the absence of a register of people who have diabetes, no-one can be entirely sure how many people in Ireland live with diabetes. At present however it is estimated that 1 in 20 people have diabetes and 1 in 8 of people over 60 test positive for the disease.

Are you at risk of contracting COVID-19? The MedBot consultation is a tool which assesses a persons risk of contracting COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and provides recommendations on actions to take. The questions, analysis and results are based on the Health Service Executive (HSE), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines on COVID-19.

This online web-based consultation assessment has been recognised by patients and medical professional as a valuable resource providing reassurance and factual, clinically appropriate information.

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