Hypo Hub and Simulator to return to DPC2019

Hypo Hub and Simulator to return to DPC2019_1200

Healthcare professionals will be given “crucial insight” into how people with diabetes feel when their blood sugar level drops too low at Diabetes Professional Care 2019.

Visitors can once again wear virtual reality headsets to experience some of the common symptoms of hypoglycaemia at the Hypo Simulator, supported byNovo Nordisk, at the UK’s largest and free conference for healthcare professionals, commissioners and CCG leads involved in diabetes.

The two-day conference will also feature a CPD-accredited Hypo Hub workshop programme to increase awareness of hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia. An experienced line-up of speakers will give practical advice on how to identify risk and prevent hypers and hypos from occurring, and discuss individualised treatment options.

Hypo Hub conference programme highlights include:

  • Hypoglycaemia and Frailty*
  • Reducing Hypoglycaemia through the use of the Flash Glucose Monitoring System
  • Management of Hypoglycaemia*
  • Using Trend Arrows from the Flash Glucose Monitoring System to Avoid Hypoglycaemia
  • Hypoglycaemia assessment in the elderly: key considerations in practice
  • Hypo panel: Medication vs. non medication

The full Hypo Hub agenda is available to view online here.

DPC founder Maggie Meer said: “We launched the Hypo Hub and Simulator in 2017 and it was an instant hit. It’s given healthcare professionals crucial insight into what it’s like to have a hypo. Not only does it give them better understanding of how diabetes can impact people, but we’ve received feedback that suggests it makes them far more sympathetic of what the people they treat are going through.

“The Hypo Simulator is always a popular highlight of the show because, with the aid of virtual reality headsets, its gives users a practical and helpful awareness of how traumatic a hypo can be.

“We also think the Hypo Simulator fits in one of our key themes this year, which is the patient. We’ve introduced patient panel speakers and invited some people with diabetes along so they can talk first-hand about their experiences. We’ve also involved real people throughout the programming process and they all confirmed, what we already knew, that bringing the Hypo Hub and Simulator back was definitely worthwhile.”

DPC2019 will also feature an additional eight main conference streams and seven hands-on clinic programmes, designed to meet the educational needs of all healthcare professionals, commissioners and CCG leads from Primary, Community and Specialist Care.

Healthcare professionals can attend the CPD-accredited programme for free by registering online here or calling 023 8081 1551.

 

*These sessions are organised and funded by Novo Nordisk.
The Hypo Simulator is kindly supported by DPC Diamond sponsor Novo Nordisk.

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