NHS Diabetes has this week launched a new, free e-learning tool called Safe Management of Hypoglycaemia. This is an online training course that will help people with type 1 safely manage hypos.
The module is designed primarily for healthcare professionals but is also suitable for adults with type 1 and families and carers of adults with type 1. It takes about half an hour and can be done in more than one sitting.
The training focuses on the key elements of managing hypos:
- What is a hypo
- Signs and symptoms
- Treatment of hypos
- How to avoid hypos
- Driving and hypos
The 2011 National Diabetes Inpatient Audit reported that the number of inpatients who had at least one hypoglycaemic episode has increased from 21.7% to 23.4% since the 2010 audit. This module aims to reduce the number of people with type 1 who experience hypos.
Hypos occur when blood glucose levels become too low and are one of the most common and potentially severe side effects of insulin therapy.
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