Visitors to experience hypo effects at diabetes conference
Healthcare professionals will get a chance to experience what hypoglycaemia feels like at a major diabetes conference.
The Hypo Hub, which has been organised by Novo Nordisk, will be part of Diabetes Professional Care 2017 (DPC2017) taking place in November.
It will have a simulation station where visitors can feel the effects of having a hypo by wearing a virtual reality headset.
A series of workshops will also be available which will provide further insight into hypoglycaemia, explaining what it is, how it impacts the lives of people with diabetes, the duty of care implications for healthcare professionals, and the financial impact it can have for the NHS and society as a whole.
Visitors can experience the effects of having a hypoglycaemic event first hand. It will be stationed at one of the most common complications of diabetes.
They happen when blood sugar levels fall too low, and symptoms include blurred vision, disorientation, dizziness and difficulty focusing.
DPC2017 is a free-to-attend, CPD-accredited, two-day conference and exhibition for healthcare professionals involved in the prevention, treatment and management of diabetes and its related conditions.
Launched in 2015, its focus is on real-world, practical education and innovative diabetes healthcare solutions. DPC2017 will take place on Wednesday, November 15 and Thursday, November 16, 2017, at Olympia, London.