DONEGAL DIABETES SUFFERERS TO BRING THEIR FIGHT TO MINISTER’S DOOR

first_imgA bus of 53 people including children affected by diabetes will travel from Donegal to Dublin tomorrow to meet with Health Minister Dr James Reilly to demand better services.Minister James Reilly to meet with the Donegal diabetes group.Parents of children with Type 1 diabetes will present the Minister with a petition of 15,000 names demanding more diabetes nurses at Letterkenny General Hospital.The group will be accompanied by Donegal TD Joe McHugh. It is understood the parents will be allowed time with the Minister to discuss their needs and present their case.Paul Gillespie of the Donegal Diabetes Parents Support Group said the ball is now in the Minister’s court.“We are meeting the Minister, and Bill Maher who is head of the hospital group.He holds the purse-strings. Hopefully this is a good sign; they are taking us seriously. The petition is asking for a diabetes paediatric nurse specialist on the children’s ward in Letterkenny,” he said. There are currently 144 children with type 1 diabetes being treated at Letterkenny General.The condition sees the body stop producing insulin and is unlike the more common type 2 diabetes in that it is not linked to diet. DONEGAL DIABETES SUFFERERS TO BRING THEIR FIGHT TO MINISTER’S DOOR was last modified: April 7th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:diabetesdonegalDr James Reillydublinlast_img read more


December 24, 2019 0