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Thousands sign up for free Hypo Program

By Editor
29th March 2019
Hypoglycaemia

More than 11,000 people have registered for a new version of a digital hypoglycaemia education programme since it relaunched in January.

The online Hypo Program was relaunched in the New Year along with an app, as creators Diabetes Digital Media (DDM) joined forces with Novo Nordisk to provide the free structured suite of personalised educational materials and resources to help increase awareness and management of hypoglycaemia in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

So far since January, 11,080 people have signed up to the programme aimed at people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes as well as parents, teachers and healthcare professionals, out of which 9,983 are from the UK.

Through a series of educational videos and supporting resources, the Hypo Program is designed to improve knowledge of hypos, including the causes and treatments of hypos as well as how to prevent them. The Hypo Program is made freely available through a partnership with Novo Nordisk. The module ‘Keeping hypos on track’ was created under the direction of Novo Nordisk. The app is available on iOS and Android, and online at HypoProgram.com.

The Hypo Program is personalised across four streams. There is a stream for people with diabetes and can be used by friends of people with diabetes. The other three streams are for parents, or carers, teachers and healthcare professionals. The programme contains a 12-module structured education programme, with each module comprises of an educational video, supporting resources and short assessment.

One user said of the program: “I’ve had diabetes for over 14 years and found this to be the most useful education on hypos I’ve received yet. If you use insulin I would strongly recommend this app.”

Another said: “This is a superb resource for anyone with diabetes, carers. The quality of this app and the quantity of information it contains is incredible.”

DDM provide data-driven population health and engagement solutions to empower patients to achieve their health goals. More than 1.2 million members use a DDM platform across 190 countries, including the world’s largest diabetes support community Diabetes.co.uk which has been demonstrated to empower people.

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