For people living with diabetes, experiencing and overcoming a hypoglycaemia (also known as hypo or low blood sugar) can be worrying. This is no different for their family members, who live each day, with the same concern.
The TALK-HYPO1 global survey gathered the experience of 4,300 family members of people living with diabetes*, who recognised the impact that hypos can have on their own lives**.
Simply talking about hypos was highlighted as a solution that can lead to better management of hypos and bring families closer together.

 

Talk about hypos with your loved ones

 

*Type 1 and type 2 diabetes, taking insulin and/or insulin secretagogues

**The testimonial captured in the films are not part of the Talk-Hypo survey results. For more details please visit the survey section.

Families like your own.

We talked to families around the world. They shared their daily challenges and worries of hypos with us. Are these challenges similar to those that you face every day?

 

Just like those families in the films, who broke down the wall of silence around hypos, you can do the same.

 
A simple conversation about your fears, feelings or experiences related to hypos, with your family or with a healthcare professional, can be beneficial.
Initiating such discussions can be difficult. Here are some suggestions to help you start own conversations. Choose a card, write down the answers and discuss them with some of the people closest to you. 
Conversation starters for people with diabetes
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Conversation starters for families
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When to speak to a doctor

If you’re living with diabetes and you experience hypos (low blood sugar) – it’s important you speak to your doctor or nurse. Together you can make a management plan that best fits your daily routine and you may find more suitable solutions to overcome these challenges.

More Information

For more information about hypos, its symptoms and treatments, please visit the FAQ section

Reference

1Ratzki-Leewing A, Parvaresh Rizi E, Harris SB. The Forgotten Players in the Diabetes Care Team (The TALK-HYPO Study). Diabetes Ther. 2019 (In Press). 

 

UK19DI00266, September 2019

If you are currently on a Novo Nordisk product and suffering from hypoglycaemia, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.