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Hypoglycemia Resources for Healthcare Professionals

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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 Impact on Hypoglycemia Outcomes

A new systematic review of evidence published in the August 2019 issue of 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  

We're proud to announce this brochure is the winner of a 2020 ClearMark Award for best brochure (up to 10 pages)! This award recognizes materials that are recognized for the use of plain language. 

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.

Education for Your Practice

Recorded Webinars

Partnering to Identify Food Insecurity and Prevent Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia and Severe Hypoglycemia: Case Study Insights to Improve Communication and Treatment Planning

Comprehensive review of the standards of care and the latest treatments available for hypoglycemia and severe hypoglycemia. Learners will be able to:

  • Discuss guideline-based treatment planning for hypoglycemia based on level of severity
  • Discuss the safety and efficacy of new treatment options for hypoglycemia
  • Articulate the roles of patients, caregivers, and the HCP care team in the treatment of hypoglycemia
  • Create an individualized treatment plan based on risk profile
  • Apply learnings to properly address case examples of hypoglycemia and severe hypoglycemia event situations

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