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.