Hypo Awareness Week returns
The dangers of hypoglycaemia were firmly in the spotlight across hospitals and primary care organisations with the return of Hypo Awareness Week.
Dedicated teams ran activities and training between September 13 and 19, to educate healthcare professionals on the prevention of hypos and how to spot them.
This year saw 455 sites take part in the annual event, which was launched in 2012 as a high-profile campaign led by the diabetes community.
This year’s event was once again very well supported, with diabetes teams using special resource packs – which included posters, t-shirts and stickers – to raise awareness of the issue in hospitals and primary care settings.
They also took to social media to spread the message, using the hashtag #HypoAwarenessWeek, while an award for the organisation with the best hypo awareness campaign encouraged a bit of friendly competition.
Last year 364 primary care settings were involved in Hypo Awareness Week, which was first staged in Portsmouth hospitals in April 2012 before being rolled out nationally by NHS Diabetes the following year.
Hypo Awareness Week is organised by Orange Juice Communications, which has spent the last year concentrating on delivering a successful event for 2021.
This project has been funded by Sanofi who have had no input into any arrangements or content.