Hypoglycaemia is common and affects many individuals with diabetes treated with insulin and or sulphonylureas. Hypoglycaemia is feared by people with diabetes and can impact both the person and their families daily living. Admission to hospital for severe hypoglycaemia is costly to the NHS and to the individual. It is important for health care professionals to learn about the common signs and symptoms of hypoglycaemia as well as the treatment required for this. Particular groups on individuals are at increased risk of these episodes including older and frail individuals and those with renal impairment. This session will inform and update staff will to know more about the practicalities of preventing and treatment hypoglycaemia in any setting.
- By the end of this session you should have gained and understanding of:
- What hypoglycaemia is and how common it is.
- The signs and symptoms and initial treatments for hypoglycaemia.
- Which groups of people with diabetes are at increased risk of hypoglycaemia and how to prevent these events.