The Safe Management of Hypoglycaemia

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Hypoglycaemia is a common side effect following treatment with insulin and some oral glucose-lowering therapies and it is vital that it is recognised, treated, and preferably prevented effectively.

As a result, this module has been developed to help provide learners with the required knowledge to manage hypoglycaemia effectively, and identify strategies to help reduce the impact of hypoglycaemia and improve patient quality of life.

On completion of this course learners will:

  • Describe the risk factors of hypoglycaemia
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms
  • Safely and effectively treat hypoglycaemia
  • Prevent hypoglycaemia recurrence and when to seek further advice
  • Have an understanding of the impact of hypoglycaemia on the individual
  • Access guidelines and appropriate patient literature


Lesson Plan


Areas covered include:

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Introduction to Hypoglycaemia
  • Signs, Symptoms and Risk Factors
  • Treatment
  • Special Groups
  • Prevention and Education



The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


On completion of this course you will be able to download a College certificate.


Approximately 1 hour. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like.

Target Audience

This module is primarily targeted at medical and nursing staff looking after adults with diabetes in all settings. Medical students, pharmacists and care home staff will also learn about the important aspects of caring for people with the condition.

Entry Requirements


There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

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