Skip to content

Impact of exercise on development of type 2 diabetes subject of McKenna Lecture

Irish Endocrine Society, Annual Conference, 27 November 2020 This year’s Irish Endocrine Society (IES) McKenna Lecture, which is awarded for an outstanding body of research that is carried out in Ireland, was delivered by Dr Donal O’Gorman, Associate Professor in the School of Health and Human Performance at Dublin City University, Interim Director of the…

Read More

Hadden Lecture focuses on management of diabetes in pregnancy

Irish Endocrine Society, Annual Conference, 27 November 2020 This year’s IES Hadden Lecture was delivered by Prof Helen Murphy, Professor of Medicine (Diabetes and Antenatal Care) at the University of East Anglia and Professor of Women’s Health at Kings College London, on the topic of ‘Management of Diabetes Pregnancy in 2020 and beyond’. Irish-born Prof…

Read More

Sex development disorders care continuing to evolve

Irish Endocrine Society, Annual Conference, 27 November 2020 Disorders of sex development (DSDs) – a diverse group of congenital conditions in which the external appearance of the individual does not coincide with the chromosomal constitution or the gonadal sex – are quite common despite a lack of public knowledge and discussion about this field, the…

Read More

Need for better detection of gestational diabetes highlighted

Better approaches to detecting gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are needed given the increasing burden of this condition globally, the IES 2020 Annual Conference heard during the opening research-based oral communications session. Dr Robert D’Arcy, Registrar, Regional Centre for Endocrinology and Diabetes, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, presented the findings of two studies that he co-authored on…

Read More

Children with type 1 diabetes report positivity

Research findings presented to the 2019 IES Annual Meeting in Galway stated that children who have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes show a high level of positivity regarding school life, home life and partaking in activities, while separate research showed that a significant proportion of children with type 1 diabetes remain inactive. Despite the…

Read More

Benefits of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation discussed

A research presentation given at the 2019 Irish Endocrine Society (IES) Annual Meeting demonstrated how transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) appears to improve diet control among obese patients by alleviating hunger, as well as lowering cholesterol and C-peptide. A group of subjects who were eating a calorie-controlled diet and also received TENS for six weeks…

Read More

High-density lipoprotein particles undergo metabolic activation during obesity

According to research presented in an oral presentation at the IES Annual Meeting, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) particles undergo metabolic activation during obesity and become dysfunctional. Researchers concluded that “determination of MHI (metabolic HDL index) may provide a novel indicator of metabolic health and guide clinical decision-making”. The study was based upon a hypothesis following a…

Read More

Routine second fine-needle aspiration to assess thyroid nodules not required in many cases

With well-targeted fine-needle aspiration (FNA) in thyroid nodules, there is a low rate of false-negatives and thus a routine second FNA is not required in these cases, according to a research study carried out by researchers at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, and presented at the Irish Endocrine Society Annual (IES) meeting in Galway. There remains concern…

Read More
Scroll To Top