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Thyroiditis postCovid-19 and postvaccination explored by research teams

Separate research teams from University Hospital Kerry, Tipperary University Hospital, Tallaght University Hospital and Beaumont Hospital in Dublin have reported on cases of thyroiditis post-vaccination for SARS-CoV-2 to this year’s IES Annual Meeting. In an oral case report of ‘Subacute thyroiditis post-viral vector vaccine for Covid-19′, by Dr Caoimhe Casey and Dr Tom Higgins at…

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Increases in vitamin D levels during pandemic highlighted by researchers

Researchers have highlighted increases in vitamin D levels during the pandemic in a number of presentations at this year’s IES annual meeting. Vitamin D levels increased and deficiency decreased between 2015-20 and 2020-21 in a study population in the west of Ireland, the meeting heard in an oral presentation by Ms Caoimhe Moran, School of…

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Working and remaining in Ireland must be made attractive for Irish trainees – Prof Hoey

Irish endocrinology trainees are highly trained, in great demand abroad, and it must be made attractive for them to return to Ireland and remain in the country, Prof Hilary Hoey, Director of Professional Competence, RCPI, told the 45th Annual Meeting of the Irish Endocrine Society (IES), which took place on 19-20 November on a virtual…

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Update Journal – Endocrinology and Diabetology

CPD Module- Diabetes Continuous glucose monitoring

2 CPD Hours Authors Dr Michael Lockhart, Endocrinology SpR, and Prof Diarmuid Smith, Consultant Diabetologist and Endocrinologist, Academic Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Beaumont Hospital and RCSI Medical School Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is a chronic autoimmune condition characterised by autoimmune destruction of the pancreatic beta cell. It is associated with macrovascular and microvascular…

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CPD Module- Diabetes mellitus

2 CPD Hours Authors Dr Maeve Durkan, MBBS, FACP, M.Med.Ed, Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology, Bons Secours Hospital, Cork, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Medicine, UCC, Chair Diabetes Section IES. Member National Diabetes Clinical Advisory Group. The goal of this module is to make a diagnosis and confirm diabetes mellitus, as well as understand the differing…

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Diabetes mellitus- CPD Module

2 CPD Hours Authors Dr Maeve Durkan, MBBS, FACP, M.Med.Ed, Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology, Bons Secours Hospital, Cork, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Medicine, UCC, Chair Diabetes Section IES. Member National Diabetes Clinical Advisory Group. The goal of this module is to make a diagnosis and confirm diabetes mellitus, as well as understand the differing…

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New ESC guidelines on diabetes and cardiovascular diseases

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) issued new guidelines on diabetes, pre-diabetes and cardiovascular diseases last August, which were published online in the European Heart Journal, and on the ESC website. They were developed in collaboration with the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD). Prof Francesco Cosentino, ESC Chairperson of the guidelines Task…

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Changing the landscape for delivery of type 2 diabetes care

An overview of the innovative approach of the Midland Diabetes Structured Care Programme Diabetes has been described by the International Diabetes Federation as one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. The rising number of people with diabetes, the chronic nature of the condition and associated complications places a burden on health systems. Internationally…

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