Welcome to the Hypo Hub

Diabetes represents a serious and urgent challenge for the NHS, and, given, the scale of the epidemic, diabetes complications are considered to be a pressing issue in their own right.

Hypoglycaemia or a hypo is one of the most common diabetes complications in those treated with sulphonylureas or insulin and is associated with reduced quality of life for the patient and a signficant financial burden on our health system.  However, hypoglycaemia remains under-recognised and under reported by patients.

  • Those with type 1 diabetes experience approximately two non-severe episodes per week, and insulin-treated patients with type 2 diabetes experience approximately one non-severe episode every two weeks.
  • Severe hypoglycaemia is a less common occurance but can require emergency assistance.

Hypo Hub provides information, resources and practical guidance on how to help your patients manage their hypoglycaemia.

 

 

This page is intended for UK healthcare professionals only

UK/WB/0516/0020(1)  September 2016


TALK Hypos

Awareness campaign and information on day and night-time hypoglycaemia

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Below the Surface

Watch the Below the Surface films to learn more about the varying symptoms of hypos

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Practical information and resources

Download the Hypo Journal and find out where to access more information on hypos

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Barriers to communication

For information on the barriers to talking about hypoglycaemia

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Impact of hypoglycaemia

Information about the impact of hypoglycaemia

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