Hello from Diabetes Ireland! We hope you are well and managed to recharge your batteries during the summer break. As the work and school life are back, Dail Eireann is back too and we in Diabetes Ireland got the opportunity to meet the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly, TD on Monday, 5th of September. We officially launched and presented to the Minister the Diabetes Ireland Pre-budget Submission 2023. See the listed actions in the Pre-Budget Submission 2023. 

We called on the Minister and the Government to take a number of immediate actions to improve diabetes healthcare services for people with diabetes nationwide, starting from:
prioritising the need for the development of a National Diabetes Registry and
regular auditing of diabetes healthcare services and clinical outcomes (i.e. National Paediatric Diabetes Audit), so people with diabetes get access to similar standards of treatment and care regardless of where they live. 

The full document can be found here.  

How can you help? Take Action Today!
We now need your support. On Wednesday 21 September 2022 at 12 noon, a meeting hosted by Diabetes Ireland and the Cross Parliamentary Group on Diabetes will be held in the AV Room, Leinster House, to brief TDs and Senators on the support required to improve diabetes services nationwide. 

To ensure that you are represented by your local TDs, please ask them to attend this meeting on behalf of you and all their constituents with diabetes with a view to working together to improve local diabetes services. At the meeting, people living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, healthcare professionals and HSE clinical leads will highlight the issues and seek political support for diabetes service improvement nationwide.
You can also share the summary of needs from this year’s submission. 

Click here to find the template of a letter to your TD. 

See the list of TDs from your constituency.

For more info visit www.diabetes.ie and https://www.diabetes.ie/pre-budget-submission-2023/

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