Date for Hypo Awareness Week 2016
The date for Hypo Awareness Week 2016 has been announced.
The annual campaign to raise awareness of hypoglycaemia by educating healthcare professionals will take place between Monday, October 3, and Sunday, October 9.
The theme for this year is optimum control and the autumn awareness drive is calling for the best possible control of diabetes to avoid hypos.
Sanofi is the sponsor for 2016, with the global life sciences company providing financial support for the campaign as part of its commitment to improve healthcare and support people with diabetes.
As well as the customary secondary care focus, primary care professionals are also invited to register as part of a wider campaign for 2016.
Participating hospitals and primary care organisations can register. They are then sent a link to an electronic pack of materials and encouraged to hold activities and training throughout the week.
A suite of materials is being created and will be placed on a dedicated website page. They will include posters, leaflets, guidelines, logos, screensavers, a press release template, as well as instructions to give participants ideas and tips on how to organise the week.
The UK programme is organised by Orange Juice Communications and has been made possible with sponsorship from Sanofi.
To register, visit http://hypoawarenessweek.com/register/.