Hypo app

Diabetes Digital Media (DDM) free online digital Hypo Program and mobile app. It is a resource that can help people living with diabetes improve their health and quality of life. It is personalised across four streams. The patient’s stream is for people with diabetes and can be used by friends of people with diabetes. The other three streams are for parents (or carers), teachers and healthcare professionals.

With educational videos and supporting resources, the Hypo Program (sic) is designed to improve knowledge of hypos, including the causes and treatment as well as how to prevent them. The Hypo Program is freely available via support from Novo Nordisk. It aims to raise awareness of hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar levels) which can cause symptoms such as dizziness, palpitations, blurred vision and changes in mood. If untreated, hypoglycaemia can be dangerous. The 12-module structured education programme can be completed in your own time, making it a convenient and easy educational tool. Each module comprises an educational video, supporting resources and short assessment.

After taking the online course 88% of people know how to spot a hypo, 89% of people know how to treat a hypo and 63% had fewer severe hypos at 6-month follow up. The Hypo Program is available on iOS and Android, and online at https://hypoprogram.com/register

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