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Launch of new hypoglycaemia digital education programme

A new digital education programme has been launched to help educate people with diabetes, parents and carers, teachers, and healthcare professionals on managing the risks and challenges of hypoglycaemia.

The free-to-access “Hypo Program” is a personalised, 12-module, structured education programme and can be completed at the user’s own pace. Each module comprises an educational video, supporting resources and a short assessment.

People with type 2 diabetes on insulin experience an average of 23 mild or moderate hypo episodes every year. Despite this, up to 64% of people with type 2 diabetes and 63% of people with type 1 diabetes may not be fully aware that they have had a hypoglycaemic event.

The Hypo Program is a collaboration between Diabetes Digital Media Ltd and Novo Nordisk, as part of a global joint initiative to provide better digital solutions that will empower people with diabetes. Charlotte Summers, Chief Operations Officer at Diabetes Digital Media, said: “The Hypo Program was launched in 2014 and has seen over 236 247 go through the program, with 88% of people knowing how to spot a hypo, 89% of people knowing how to treat a hypo and, after 6 months, people experience 63% fewer severe hypos. Our partnership with Novo Nordisk has supported the development of an app for the Hypo Program and accelerates the reach of the Hypo Program, empowering even more people with diabetes around the world to improve their hypo awareness and diabetes management. It is our hope that through increased access to the Hypo Program app even more people will improve their blood glucose management and reduce hypoglycaemia-related admissions to hospital.”

The Hypo Program app is available for free online at, and as an app on iOS and Android.

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