Cambridge Diabetes Education Programme (CDEP) are pleased to announce the return of Hypo-Awareness Week for 2021. This awareness week is set to commence from Monday 13th September to Sunday 19th September.

Hypos can be common in people living with insulin- or sulphonylurea-treated diabetes. They are a nuisance at best, but are often unpleasant or frightening to experience and can even be dangerous, if left untreated.

The Hypo-Awareness Week is an annual campaign organised by Orange Juice Communications to raise awareness of hypoglycemia to healthcare professionals in the UK and Ireland. This project has been funded by Sanofi who have had no input into any arrangements or content.

How it Works

Hospitals and primary care organisations register and are sent a link to an online pack of materials. They are then encouraged to hold activities and training throughout the week. A suite of materials is created and placed on a dedicated web-page. The online resource pack includes posters, leaflets, guidelines, logos, screensavers and a press release template. A printed resource pack is also sent out to registered sites, including posters, leaflets, balloons and t-shirts.

Training Available

CDEP will be offering out training on the following two topics of study:

    • Hypos at Home – for staff working in an outpatient, community or care setting.
    • Hospital Hypos – for staff working in an acute ward setting.

The two topics can be studied at your own pace, and can be completed in as little as 15 minutes per topic. Once you have completed a topic, you will be rewarded with a CDEP certificate and reflection form.

Click here to read more about Hypo-Awareness week and to register & become a part of it.

If you have a CDEP Reporting Dashboard, you can also leave a short report of your experience with completing the two Hypo-Awareness topics. Click here to do so.