Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will join forces with healthcare professionals across the country to raise awareness of a short-term complication of diabetes in a national drive to improve staff knowledge and patient care.
The Trust is staging a seven-day campaign to raise awareness about, and reduce episodes of, hypoglycaemia as part of Hypo Awareness Week, which runs from Monday, September 24 to Sunday, September 30 2018.
Hypoglycaemia, also known as a hypo, takes place when the blood glucose levels of people with diabetes drop too low. They can feel shaky, unwell and, in extreme cases, can slip into a coma.
Lyndsay Nelson, Diabetes Inpatient Specialist Nurse at the Trust, said: “We are excited to be highlighting this special week.
“Our team will be raising awareness of the new Hypoglycaemia Policy throughout the Trust and will also be educating staff regarding Hypo management during this week. We will be releasing more information about the events nearer the time.”