A new range of €100,000 (£85,000) ‘Diabetic Discount’ food vouchers, launched by Diabetic Aid Ireland on Monday, have proved a hit with the population of Dublin.
A sample of the products sold online included a range of fruit and vegetables and a range the size of a box of gum.
In all, more than 200,000 people have bought them online, and more than 6,000 are in use.
Diabetic Food Bank director Sue Foye said they were popular among people with Type 1 diabetes.
“I think the best thing is they are so small,” she said.
“We have had people who have purchased them and are now getting a sugar crash.
One of the new products was a fruit and vegetable and a cereal bag. “
They have worked very well for our organisation.”
One of the new products was a fruit and vegetable and a cereal bag.
The bag has a little box inside and the fruit and the cereal inside it.
They come in different colours.
It is a really lovely way to give someone something to snack on.
“People are so surprised, they get excited,” she added.
“It’s an excellent way to help people, especially when they are young.” “
The range is being rolled out by the Irish government-funded Diabetes Association. “
It’s an excellent way to help people, especially when they are young.”
The range is being rolled out by the Irish government-funded Diabetes Association.
The first of the vouchers was introduced in October last year.
It had a price of €150 for a five-gram packet of fruit, and was sold to Diabetic Association members.
However, a similar product called Diabetic Cottage, which was sold in Ireland from April to October last season, had a lower price of just €10 for a two-pack.
The DiabeticAid website says its products were “made with natural ingredients and organic flavours and contain no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives.”
A spokesperson for Diabetic Health Ireland said the products had been developed for use by diabetis, people with diabetes and their families.
“These are designed to help manage their diabetes and provide an easy way to enjoy foods and drinks, without the added expense of large packages,” the spokesperson said.
It was unclear how many of the product’s customers had purchased them online.
The spokesperson added that Diabeticaid had a strong commitment to providing products to Diabetics.
“This includes making sure that we do not use ingredients that are known to cause or increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
These are the best natural ingredients to ensure our products are safe and effective,” the statement said.
Ms Foyce said it was not surprising that DiabetAid was popular.
“With Diabetism, the people that have the disease have the same thing and are going through the same things, they’re not going to be able to use as many products,” she told the Irish Independent.
“So there are more people buying and being able to buy those products.”
A total of 3,000 Diabetic Discount products are currently being sold on Diabetic Ireland’s website.
“If you go to Diabetes Aid, you’ll find there is an array of products,” Ms Foyle said.