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The reality and impact of hypoglycaemia

The reality and impact of hypoglycaemia




April 21, 2016


April 21, 2016
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Programme Description

This CPD module examines the impact of hypoglycaemia on the health and wellbeing of people with diabetes and also looks at the financial burden of hypoglycaemia on the healthcare system and to the wider economy. By understanding the symptoms of hypoglycaemia and the contributing risk factors it is possible to better manage the incidence of hypoglycaemia and minimise the avoidable costs that it incurs.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, healthcare professionals should be able to:
  • Recognise the symptoms of hypoglycaemia in diabetes and the underlying mechanisms.
  • Understand the impact of hypoglycaemia to the health and wellbeing of people with diabetes.
  • Identify the risk factors that contribute to repeated episodes of hypoglycaemia and how best to minimise them.
  • Understand the main financial costs to healthcare services and the wider economy, including the potential scale of this burden.
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    Initiated, funded and reviewed by Abbott.
    Date of preparation: April 2016; ADCMDP160048


    This programme has had medical review.

  • Professor Brian Frier, Honorary Professor of Diabetes, affiliated to the Queen’s Medical Research Institute of the University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Kamlesh Khunti, Professor of Primary Care Diabetes & Vascular Medicine at the University of Leicester

  • Exam author
  • Dr Rob Brines, Medical Director, Bite Medical Consulting
  • Instructions

    This is an industry-supported learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.0 learning credit (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time. This activity is offered at no cost.


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