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The Safe Management of Hypoglycaemia

Course Overview

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On average this
course contributes
1 hours
towards your CPD

Hypoglycaemia is a common side effect following treatment with insulin and some oral glucose-lowering therapies and it is vital that it is recognised, treated, and preferably prevented effectively.

As a result, this module has been developed to help provide learners with the required knowledge to manage hypoglycaemia effectively, and identify strategies to help reduce the impact of hypoglycaemia and improve patient quality of life.

On completion of this course learners will:

  • Describe the risk factors of hypoglycaemia
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms
  • Safely and effectively treat hypoglycaemia
  • Prevent hypoglycaemia recurrence and when to seek further advice
  • Have an understanding of the impact of hypoglycaemia on the individual
  • Access guidelines and appropriate patient literature

Course Details

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • Introduction to Hypoglycaemia
  • Signs, Symptoms and Risk Factors
  • Treatment
  • Special Groups
  • Prevention and Education

Target Audience

This module is primarily targeted at medical and nursing staff looking after adults with diabetes in all settings. Medical students, pharmacists and care home staff will also learn about the important aspects of caring for people with the condition.


With approximately 45 interactive screens, it is estimated that this module will take approximately 1 hour to complete (depending on learning speed).


On completion of this course you will be able to print a Virtual College certificate.

CPD Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

What our customers have said

I found the system very easy to use and enjoyed the training.
18/04/2016 HC
Hypoglycaemia awareness is important to improve quality of life for patients with diabetes.
15/04/2016 GN
It was very easy to follow/understand. I Liked visual pictures /interactivity - I enjoyed it
11/04/2016 JR
The narration throughout the module aided my learning. The past questions at the end of each chapter. The narrations and user-friendly appearance. The extra reading resources that would link you to further reading.
04/03/2016 ZM
I really enjoyed going through the course work. I understand Diabetes more and as a nurse it helps a lot
21/02/2016 BN
Easy to understand and good sources of references
04/02/2016 SG
Very good basic information on treatment of hypoglyceamia, useful in both community and acute setting
13/01/2016 AS
Clear and easy to understand
05/11/2015 LB
Easy to digest snippets of information presented to me at one time.
29/10/2015 RB
There is plenty of information included to help attain completion of the module.
26/10/2015 AW
I've reinforced the knowledge i already had and learned more about diabetes and the effects of long-term mismanagement
SK 19/05/2015
I thought it handy to have as a learning package for newly qualified staff and as an aide memoire for staff
AW 17/05/2015

Cost and Discounts

£5.00 + VAT (£6.00 inc. VAT)

Do you qualify to access this module free of charge?

The Safe Management of Hypoglycaemia e-learning module is free to all individuals working or studying in the United Kingdom, to register please go to our self registration page at

For those outside of England there is a small fee for the module.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact, or telephone us on 01943-885089.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

Alternatively; if you have a specific question or concern why not contact us directly ?


This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 1 hours.

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