Your situation

Are you living with diabetes?

Type 1 Diabetes

For information about the AccuChek Education Programme (Carbohydrate Counting) speak to your Diabetes Nurse Specialist, or contact  Sharon Patton, Dietitian Manager in Letterkenny University Hospital: 07491-25888, ext  3482 or bleep 558.  Please note, the AccuChek programme is currently on hold but will be re-established.  Your details can be kept on a waiting list for the next available programme. 

For information about the Accu-chek programme see: accu-chek.co.uk

Details of podiatry services for diabetes.

The Stanford 'Quality of Life' programme is for adults with any long-term health condition including Diabetes. It is also for carers. It teaches a broad range of skills to help you live better with such conditions.

Social Prescribing is a service which helps people connect or re-connect within the community. You may feel you have lost confidence or contact due to your condition and/or circumstances. Social prescribers help you to link with activities, hobbies or groups which match your interests and abilities.

Learn more about diabetes.

www.diabetes.ie

You can find out more about the medicines you are taking here.

Visit our Programmes and services section for support with other health issues you may be experiencing.

Type 2 Diabetes

The DESMOND Programme is for adults who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

The CODE Programme is also for adults who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes.

Podiatry services for people with diabetes.

The Stanford 'Quality of Life' programme is for adults with any long-term health condition including diabetes. It is also for carers. It teaches a broad range of skills to help you live better with such conditions.

Social Prescribing is a service which helps people connect or re-connect within the community. You may feel you have lost confidence or contact due to your condition and/or circumstances. Social prescribers help you to link with activities, hobbies or groups which match your interests and abilities.

Learn more about diabetes here

www.diabetes.ie

You can find out more about the medicines you are taking here.

Visit our Programmes and services section for support with other health issues you may be experiencing.

 

Are you living with COPD?

The 'Pulmonary Rehabilitation' programme is for adults with any long term lung condition, including COPD.

The Stanford 'Quality of Life' programme is for adults with any long-term health condition including COPD/lung conditions. It is also for carers. It teaches a broad range of skills to help you live better with such conditions.

The 'Smoking Cessation' service is a support service if you wish to give up smoking.

Social Prescribing is a service which helps people connect or re-connect within the community. You may feel you have lost confidence or contact due to your condition and/or circumstances. Social prescribers help you to link with activities, hobbies or groups which match your interests and abilities.

Click here for your COPD Self-management Plan

www.copd.ie

You can find out more about the medicines you are taking here.

Visit our Programmes and services section for support with other health issues you may be experiencing.

 

Are you living with stroke?

The Stanford 'Quality of Life' programme is for adults with any long-term health condition including Stroke. It is also for carers. It teaches a broad range of skills to help you live better with such conditions.

Social Prescribing is a service which helps people connect or re-connect within the community. You may feel you have lost confidence or contact due to your condition and/or circumstances. Social prescribers help you to link with activities, hobbies or groups which match your own interests and abilities.

If you are a stroke survivor under 65 years, the Irish Heart Foundation has a facebook page 'Life after stroke':  Click here to access

Learn about your stroke: Irish Heart Foundation.

www.croi.ie

You can find out more about the medicines you are taking here.

Visit our Programmes and services section for support with other health issues you may be experiencing.

 

Are you at risk of falling?

In Co Donegal there is a programme available to support you if you are someone who feels at risk of falling, or who has had one or more falls in the past:

The 'Healthy and active ageing, falls prevention and assessment programme'

 

Are you feeling isolated?

In Co Donegal there are a number of programmes to support you if you are feeling isolated, anxious or down. This may be due to having a long-term health condition, or caring for someone. It may equally be due to other circumstances such as bereavement, retirement, mental health challenges or re-location.

Social Prescribing is a service which helps people connect or re-connect within the community. You may feel you have lost confidence or contact due to your condition and/or circumstances. Social prescribing helps you to link with activities, hobbies or groups which match your interests and abilities.

The Stanford 'Quality of Life' programme is for anyone with a long-term health condition. It is also for carers and for people who are feeling isolated or down. It teaches a broad range of skills to help you live better with your condition(s) or circumstances.

The Stress Control Programme is for anyone who wishes to either cope better with stress, or prevent stress becoming a problem in their lives.

The Solas Programme supports anyone who is recovering from mental health problems.

You can find out more about the medicines you are taking here.

Visit our Programmes and services section for support with other health issues you may be experiencing.

 

 

Are you a carer?

The Carers Programme is a support programme for carers of adults living in Co Donegal who have a health condition.

The Stroke Carers Programme is a support programme for carers of adults in Co Donegal who have had a stroke.

The Stanford 'Quality of Life' programme is for anyone with a long-term health condition. It is also for carers. It teaches a broad range of skills to help you live better with your condition(s) or circumstances.

Information for Dementia carers: contact Diane Donnelly, Carers Development Officer: 087 2770103.

If you are caring for or living with someone with a mental health problem see the HSE Family, Carer and Supporter Guide for advice.

Visit our Programmes and services section for support with other health issues you may be experiencing.

 

Are you living with a long term condition not covered here, or more than one long term condition?

The Stanford 'Quality of Life' programme is for adults with any long-term health condition. It is also for carers. It teaches a broad range of skills to help you live better with your condition(s).

Social Prescribing is a service which helps people connect or re-connect within the community. You may feel you have lost confidence or contact due to your condition(s) and/or circumstances. Social prescribers help link you with activities, hobbies or groups which match your own interests and abilities.

Remember, many conditions also have reputable and supportive voluntary bodies which provide free information, advice and other resources. It is useful to research how your own condition is represented in the voluntary sector. Some conditions may have UK voluntary representation if not in Ireland, and this is an equally valuable source of information and advice. For a list of voluntary agencies, click here.

You can find out more about the medicines you are taking here.

Visit our Programmes and services section for support with other health issues you may be experiencing.

 

For more information

The Citizens Information website provides information on public services and entitlements in Ireland that you may find useful.

 

Other helpful resources:

Older persons:

Men:

Parents/Families:

Mental health support:

Visit our programmes and services section for support with other health issues you may be experiencing.

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