Diabetes Nursing

The nursing team in ECAD is made up of three Diabetes Nurse Specialists (DNSs); Deirdre Hall, Joanne Lowe and Claire Dingle .

We provide a primary care based specialist diabetes nursing service to individual patients with Complicated Type 2 Diabetes who have been referred to us by GPs and Practice Nurses (PN).

We offer guidance to PNs when setting up a clinic as part of the Diabetes Cycle of Care(CoC) on establishing a register and a recall system. We can also do joint clinics with Practice Nurses with a view to building skills and confidence in managing Uncomplicated Type 2 diabetes in the initial phase. We are happy to discuss / review patients with Complicated Type 2 Diabetes in your practice

We are closely linked with St. Columcille's Hospital (SCH), St. Vincent's University Hospital (SVUH) and St. Michael's Hospital (SMH) as part of the integration of primary and secondary care.

We also offer Pre-Diabetes education sessions.


We provide Education of Health Care Professionals. We can also provide education on an individual basis as requested by the PN or GP.

In addition, we participate in the structured education programme X-PERT which is delivered by dietitians to people with Type 2 diabetes.


See the Care Pathway for the Management of Type 2 Diabetes for guidance on referrals.

You can contact us directly by phone or email.

Nameemail addressTelephoneFax
Jo Lowejoanne.lowe1@hse.ie086 781022601 2744289
Claire Dingleclaire.dingle@hse.ie087 350855601 2744289
Deirdre Halldeirdre.hall@hse.ie087 279138601 2744289