HSE defends diabetes services in Donegal after councillor’s attack

first_imgThe HSE and responded to claims by a county councillor about the lack of treatment for diabetics in Co Donegal.Cllr Frank McBrearty, himself a diabetic, wants the Irish government to make more funds available so people with diabetes in Donegal have greater access to support and services.He said recently that a major concern for patients with diabetes was the lack of services in podiatry locally following the failure by the HSE to replace the outgoing podiatrist at Letterkenny University Hospital. The Raphoe politician said more had to be done for patients, especially older people, to have easier access to support in the county.“I am calling on the HSE and LUH to overhaul and enhance the services for people living with diabetes,” he said.“Diabetes does not discriminate against children, adults and our older population who suffer from this illness, and women during pregnancy which is becoming more common.‘I want to commend the work that the Donegal branch of Diabetes Ireland does in continuing to highlight the problems within our services. “I am aware of peoples appointments being cancelled three and four times, particularly new patients, and this is not good enough,” he added.”Diabetes can cause other medical problems affecting the kidneys, eye, heart, blood pressure and it can lead to people having to have amputations.”A further concern by Cllr McBrearty is the lack of staff in Donegal clinics for patients in the county.“We need a tenfold increase in the services available and for it to be accessible at a local level in order for people to avail of the services easier,” he said.However, the HSE has responded to the claims and outlined the services offer to diabetics locally.A statement issued to Donegal Daily said a total of 6 Senior Podiatrists (5 whole time equivalents) are employed in Primary Care in Donegal. The statement said these Podiatrists see persons with a medical card 66 years of age and older with a foot pathology, persons with diabetes of any age with a foot pathology and/or persons with moderate to high-risk diabetes with or without a foot pathologyAn average of 44 people per month with diabetic active foot disease were reviewed by Donegal Primary Care in the first four months of 2019, with a total of 242 treatments provided in that period, added the statement.It also outllined how a range of other services are also provided under Primary Care for the treatment and management of diabetes including, Diabetic Retinopathy Screening service.A spokesperson for the HSE said “The majority of people in the Donegal with diabetes who have diabetic retinopathy requiring specialist care are seen at Community eye clinics in Letterkenny, Donegal Town, Dungloe, Lifford, Buncrana and Carndonagh. “There are three Community Ophthalmic Physicians in Donegal with one specialising in Diabetic Eye Disease. All referrals from Diabetic RetinaScreen the National Screening Service for Diabetic Retinopathy are seen initially in the Eye Clinic in Letterkenny or their local community clinic if appropriate with their ongoing follow up in Donegal.“There were 300 new referrals from Diabetic RetinaScreen in 2018. All laser treatment for diabetic retinopathy is performed in Letterkenny. All laser clinics are conducted jointly with a Community Diabetes Nurse Specialist. Children with diabetes who are under 12 and require screening for diabetic retinopathy are seen in community clinics until they are eligible to attend Diabetic RetinaScreen.“There are also Integrated Care Diabetes Nurse Specialists in post who work in collaboration with General Practitioners and Practice Nurses, Primary Care Teams and Acute and Community Hospital Services to provide comprehensive specialist care and education for patients with Type 2 Diabetes.“An on-site clinical service is provided to a large number of GP Practices in Donegal with over 1,200 patients being reviewed in those practices on a yearly basis.“There are structured education programmes available for the Management of Diabetes for eg the DESMOND Programme. People with Diabetes in Co Donegal also have access to the Quality of Life Programme, which equips participants with the skills required to deal with the many challenges that living with a health condition such as diabetes can present.”For more information see: www.hse.ie/eng/health/hl/selfmanagement/donegal/programmes-services/stanford-quality-of-life/HSE defends diabetes services in Donegal after councillor’s attack was last modified: May 28th, 2019 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:diabetesdonegalHSElast_img read more

Bullpen issues plague A’s in loss to Pirates

first_imgJ.B. Wendelken covered his face with his hands, took a deep breath, then slowly rose from his seat. When he spoke, Wendelken’s frustration was painfully obvious, his words barely above a whisper.A seventh inning that turned sideways on Wendelken ultimately cost the A’s the game — and a chance to string a couple victories together — as they lost, 6-4, to the Pirates on Saturday at PNC Park.At the center of it was the Oakland bullpen and a middle reliever who actually made a pretty good pitch. …last_img read more

Bafana fans: colour and passion

first_imgSupporters of South Africa’s national soccer team, Bafana Bafana, deliver a master class in vuvuzela-blowing, makarapa-flaunting passion for football!South African football fans at a match between Bafana Bafana and Equatorial Guinea at Supersport Stadium, Pretoria on 7 June 2008. South Africa won by four goals to one. (Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com)Taking vuvuzela to the max! (Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com) View the full photoset on FlickrShare your own Football Friday thoughts, photos and videos Posted on SouthAfrica.info on 14 September 2009.last_img read more

10 months agoMerson: Liverpool can end title race in week’s time

first_imgMerson: Liverpool can end title race in week’s timeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal hero Paul Merson says Liverpool can win the Premier League title in a week’s time.Merson believes if Liverpool win at the Etihad Stadium next month, a seven-point lead would be too much for Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City to overturn.He said, “Leicester vs Manchester City is a big game and a must-win game for City, who are in trouble now as they are four points behind Liverpool.”I mean it has now got down to the situation whereby if Liverpool win at City in a week’s time – it is all over.”So this is a big game for City and a hard one as Leicester can cause you problems But because they have to win, I think they will, but Saturday’s result will have knocked the stuffing out of them and Man City have now lost two of their last three league games.”And before that it looked like they would never ever lose a game, but I see them just winning this one to stay on the coat tails of Liverpool.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Ohio State womens lacrosse heads to Rutgers after first loss since February

OSU senior attacker Cian Dabrowski (14) fires a shot in a game against Penn State on April 9. OSU won, 16-13. Credit: Courtesy of OSUA short memory often one of the keys to any successful athlete. The No. 9 Ohio state women’s lacrosse team will have to put that skill to the test as it regroups from a blowout loss and travels to Rutgers for a Thursday evening matchup.The first setback OSU (11-2, 2-1) faced in 55 days was a 15-5 loss at No. 1 Maryland last weekend which ended its nine-game winning streak. If they’re able to bounce back with a win over Rutgers (3-11, 0-3), the Buckeyes would end being no worse than the No. 2 seed in the 2016 Big Ten tournament. Rutgers is coming off a 20-9 loss to Northwestern. The Buckeyes are 3-1 all-time against the Scarlet Knights, as they beat Rutgers 17-7 in the 2015 Big Ten tournament quarterfinals, as well as twice in conference play.A closer look at OSUOSU has decorated players all over the field that play a huge role in the team’s success.Sophomore attacker Molly Wood ranks 13th in the country with 4.7 draws per game and is on track to set an OSU single-season record. Wood is also second on the team with 30 goals, and is one of only two Buckeyes to score a goal in every game this season.Senior attackers Cian Dabrowski and Rainey Hodgson rank in the top five in the Big Ten in almost every offensive category. Dabrowski leads OSU and ranks second in the Big Ten with three goals per game and leads with 4.1 points per match. Hodgson ranks second in the Big Ten with 3.8 points per game and is first with 1.9 assists per contest.Defensively, senior goalkeeper Katie Frederick is 11-2 as a first-year starter. Frederick is third in the conference with 6.46 saves per game.As a team, OSU ranks second in the Big Ten in shot percentage and goals against, and sits third for goals, assists, draw controls and saves.Game time against the Scarlet Knights is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday in Piscataway, New Jersey.Up nextThe Buckeyes are set to return home and get back on the field quickly when they welcome No. 6 Notre Dame to Ohio Stadium at 3 p.m. on Saturday. read more

Max Lowe hopeful Aberdeen will kick on after tough fixtures

first_imgIt almost appeared Max Lowe’s Aberdeen teammates were left with nothing to show for their efforts on Sunday as Celtic lifted the Betfred Cup in the Hampden final.However, reprieve came the way of the Dons on Wednesday night as they recorded a famous 1-0 victory over Rangers at Ibrox.The on-loan-full-back who put up an impressive display against Rangers is pleased with the team’s progress and believes they are now focused on their weekend fixture against St. Johnstone.Lowe told Evening times:“After being here a couple of weeks, I felt like I’d improved my game. The gaffer took me to one side and told me the things I needed to improve defensively – I still need to improve in the air.”“He will take me aside in training and do one-v-one stuff. Each game, I’m picking up and learning things as I go on.”ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND - MAY 04: Manager of Celtic Neil Lennon celebrates as his side secured the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership title after the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Aberdeen and Celtic at Pittodrie Stadium on May 04, 2019 in Aberdeen, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)Lennon praises Celtic’s fan support Manuel R. Medina – May 5, 2019 According to the team manager, the way the supporters behave this season helped the team achieve an eighth consecutive title.“Rangers and Celtic are great teams and I’m happy we’ve been able to keep them quiet. Hopefully, I can do that for as long as I stay.”“With the games in hand, we’re really confident. The final we lost, but everyone said we played really well.”“Hopefully we can kick on and make a run of it. We’ve had a tough week of away games so hopefully, this can serve us well.”“It could have been a terrible week if we lost the final and had lost on Wednesday.”“It would have been hard to kick on again. To get the win is massive for us and a massive confidence boost.”“It could be a season-changer; we can deal with anyone in this league. We showed that on Sunday, never mind on Wednesday, and I think teams in this league will know what kind of team we are.”last_img read more

Sycuan Casino celebrates huge milestone with resort Topping Off Ceremony

first_img Updated: 10:20 AM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsKUSI’s Elizabeth Alvarez was live for Sycuan’s Topping Off Ceremony on Tuesday. She interviewed Cody Martinez, Chairman of the Sycuan Tribal Council, about Sycuan’s history and the new resort.Sycuan Casino began as a humble Bingo Palace in 1983. Now more than 34 years later, it has become a community landmark.Today, Sycuan celebrates a major milestone by placing the final beam atop their new resort structure. Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Sycuan Casino FacebookTwitter May 22, 2018 Elizabeth Alvarez, Elizabeth Alvarez Sycuan Casino celebrates huge milestone with resort Topping Off Ceremony Posted: May 22, 2018 Topping-off Ceremony for @SycuanCasino The next casino-resort destination set to open in 9 months. @KUSINews @KUSI_GMSD pic.twitter.com/QRZluOHKMm— ELIZABETH ALVAREZ (@EAlvarezKUSI) May 22, 2018last_img read more

Snapchat hires Morgan Stanley Goldman to manage IPO

first_imgSnapchat, an instant messaging and multimedia mobile application, has hired Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs Group to manage its Initial Public Offering (IPO) that could come as early as March 2017.Earlier this week, the two lender banks were informed that they have been given one of the most lucrative IPO mandates in recent years as Snapchat is eyeing a $25 billion valuation in the stock market, Reuters reported.Apart from the two above mentioned lenders, JP Morgan Chase & Co, Deutsche Bank AG, Barclays Plc and Credit Suisse Group will also be involved as joint book runners, sources informed the agency.The company, which started in 2012 as a mobile app, allows users to send photos, which vanish within seconds. With an active user-base of over 100 million people, the firm managed to raise $1.81 billion in May, which valued the Los Angeles-based Snapchat at $20 billion.Snapchat will be the largest social media IPO since Twitter in November 2013, Bloomberg reported. The company’s plans to go public come at a time when its rivals such as Uber Technologies and Airbnb Inc are taking more time to raise capital.However, Morgan Stanley’s role of handling the IPO comes after the bank arranged a credit-facility for the company in September. The company’s last round of fundraising included General Atlantic, Sequoia Capital, T Rowe Prince and Lone Pine. Some of the previous rounds included Fidelity Investment, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Yahoo.last_img read more

The Mueller Report Is Done But The Public Only Gets The Summary

first_img Listen Cliff Owen/APSpecial Counsel Robert Mueller walks past the White House after attending services at St. John’s Episcopal Church, in Washington, Sunday, March 24, 2019. Mueller closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump’s presidency. 00:00 /29:10 X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jay Aiyer discuss the results of the most anticipated investigation since Watergate.Special Counsel Robert Mueller has delivered his report on Russian interference in the 2016 election to Attorney General William Barr.Brandon and Jay discuss the report and analyze the politics of the summary presented by the Attorney General. Will the public ever see the report?NATIONAL TOPICS-2020 Democratic Presidential candidate roundup-Supreme Court hears case on gerrymandering-Green New Deal goes down in the Senate-Obamacare under attack – again-Jimmy Carter is officially the longest-living U.S. PresidentTEXAS TOPICS-Texas Legislature debates budget and school funding-Harris County sues petrochemical company over massive fire at Deer Park facility-Abortion bill rankles Texas Democrats-Texas Education Agency suspends HISD Superintendent searchYou can subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts. Tweet us using #PartyPoliticsPod or email partypoliticspod@houstonpublicmedia.org. Party Politics is produced by Don Geraci, the audio engineer is Todd Hulslander and our digital editor is Alvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz. This article is part of the Party Politics podcast Sharelast_img read more

Imagines Documentary Arm Sets FirstLook Pact With Apple EXCLUSIVE

first_img Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Under Wilkes’ direction, Imagine at present is working on the docu-series “She the People,” featuring actress-playwright Sarah Jones traveling the country to examine issues of sex and power for women. Actor Bryce Dallas Howard is at work on “Dads,” a feature doc that aims to take a humorous look at fatherhood in the modern era.Imagine bolstered its documentary production infrastructure with the recent hiring of HBO alum Sara Bernstein as executive VP.Apple has yet to disclose launch or distribution plans for its video content. The company has a slew of original series in various stages of production and development.(Pictured: Imagine’s “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — the Touring Years”)center_img Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Documentaries has set a first-look pact with Apple to develop non-fiction features and series.The deal comes as Imagine is investing heavily in the premium non-fiction arena. The company in June recruited RadicalMedia veteran Justin Wilkes to head Imagine Documentaries as president.The deal suggests that Apple sees docu films and series as an important element of the video platform the tech giant has been working on for more than 18 months. In September, Apple acquired global rights to the feature doc “The Elephant Queen,” which will screen later this month at the Sundance Film Festival.Imagine’s push into documentaries began a few years ago with such projects as “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — the Touring Years,” directed by Howard, and “Jay-Z’s Made in America,” “Katy Perry: Part of Me,” and “Inside Deep Throat.”last_img read more