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# insulin - Monday 16 September, 2019

'World's first' use of drone technology to deliver insulin to island off Galway coast

The drone was successfully piloted to Inis Mór by researchers from NUI Galway.

# insulin - Saturday 29 April, 2017

World-first trial shows single injection could help patients recover after heart attacks

The breakthrough could lead to improved quality of life and life expectancy for patients.

# insulin - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

The number of people living with diabetes has quadrupled since 1980

One in 11 people now have the condition, with obesity playing a large part in the rise of type-2 diagnoses.

# insulin - Friday 2 October, 2015

Mother: 'I would rather my daughter dies at home than give her insulin'

The High Court has ordered that a diabetic teenager be given insulin in spite of her mother’s stance.

# insulin - Saturday 20 June, 2015

'I had to pin down my six-year-old daughter to inject her before she ate'

Controlling blood sugar levels is a daily challenge for the thousands of children living with diabetes in Ireland.

# insulin - Sunday 23 November, 2014

These world-changing discoveries were made by accident

That includes LSD…

# insulin - Friday 18 July, 2014

Insulin pump therapy for children put on hold for six months at Crumlin hospital

The absence of two nurses means another two have to be trained in on the treatment.

# insulin - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Portable insulin pumps prove better than insulin injections for type 2 diabetes

Poorly controlled type 2 diabetes often results in the need for insulin injections.

# insulin - Friday 31 May, 2013

Does 'type 2 diabetes' really exist?

A leading researcher believes that because ‘type 2 diabetes’ has various causes and treatments, the term is misleading.

# insulin - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Radiotherapy may increase diabetes risk for some childhood cancer survivors

A new study shows that the tail of the pancreas is exposed to radiation, patients are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with diabetes later in life.

# insulin - Thursday 18 August, 2011

Ireland faces diabetes epidemic

Thousands of Irish people are suffering from undiagnosed diabetes, according to the results of a VHI Healthcare screening project.

# insulin - Saturday 23 July, 2011

British nurse remanded in custody over patient deaths UK

British nurse remanded in custody over patient deaths

Rebecca Leighton is suspected of tampering with medical supplies after five patients at a Manchester hospital die from insulin poisoning.

# insulin - Friday 22 July, 2011

Fifth person dies in Manchester hospital in connection with poisoned saline Manchester This post contains videos

Fifth person dies in Manchester hospital in connection with poisoned saline

A nurse is being questioned by police in connection with the deaths. With five now dead it’s feared that the toll will rise.

# insulin - Thursday 21 July, 2011

Take 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock

# insulin - Saturday 16 July, 2011

Three die in hospital where drips were contaminated with insulin

Police in the northwest of England are searching for the person who tampered with the saline drips.

# insulin - Friday 24 June, 2011

Low-cal diet can 'defeat diabetes'

A short-term clinical trial funded by Diabetes UK showed that diabetes “can be reversed” using a low-calorie diet.

# insulin - Monday 31 January, 2011

Artificial pancreas may help control Type 1 diabetes in pregnancy

Medical study suggests new advance to protect women with Type 1 diabetes – and their babies – who can be at risk because of the condition.