Practice Resources

Hypoglycemia Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Hypoglycemia is recognized as an important public health issue, leading to increase mortality and hospital readmission rates. For people with diabetes, the threat and fear of hypoglycemia, whether spontaneous or therapy-associated, is one of the most significant barriers to glycemic management.

Our hypoglycemia resources include several practice documents, new resources that provide helpful advice to people living with diabetes, ADCES journal articles and advocacy issues related to seniors' access to the the supplies they need.   

Diabetes Education Impacts on Hypoglycemia Outcomes

A systematic review of evidence published in the August 2019 issue of The Science of Diabetes Self-Management and Care (formerly The Diabetes Educator) shows the impact of diabetes education in reducing hypoglycemia events and/or symptoms. The majority of studies within the review reported that diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) positively affected hypoglycemia outcomes such as the number of events and reported symptoms.

Resources for People With Diabetes

With the generous support of Lilly Diabetes, ADCES has been able to create hypoglycemia resources for diabetes care and education specialists to use in their practice. They include a brief video to house on your program website, within your waiting room or even show in your education sessions, and take-home materials for patients that cover hypoglycemia causes, prevention, symptoms and treatment. 

What to Do When You Experience Hypoglycemia

Managing Low Blood Sugar: Tip Sheets for Adults and Children

Everyone who takes insulin for type 1 or type 2 diabetes is at risk for low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). You may also be at risk for low blood sugar if you take certain other diabetes medicines. Learn the symptoms of low blood sugar, how to treat it, and what to do in an emergency. Click on the tip sheets to download.


Pediatric Hypoglycemia Tip Sheet

Also available in Spanish/Español 


Also available in Spanish/Español   

Hypoglycemia Treatment Planning Roadmap

This new tool helps you work with individuals and their families to develop a plan for treating hypoglycemia. It can be completed either online and used electronically or printed and completed manually during the visit. This tool was designed with the busy diabetes education and care specialist in mind, putting everything you need to review about hypoglycemia treatment planning with the people you work with in one place for them to take home. Download the roadmap.

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