Hypoglycaemia

Hypoglycaemia

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NDR-UK Ref No: 9412
Publication Format: A4 leaflet
Classification: HP  
Pack size: 10
Publication date: 09/15
Next Review: 07/18

A guide to help parents/carers of children with Type 1 Diabetes to detect, treat and prevent hypoglycaemia (hypos). Part of NDR-UK's paediatric diabetes range.

Product change guidance: In April 2017, Lucozade Energy Original will reduce its glucose content.  If you use this product to treat hypoglycaemia or low blood glucose, the amount you drink will need to change. 

•For 10g of carbohydrate, you will now need 110ml
•For 15g of carbohydrate, you will now need 170ml

For other flavours and older products, the amounts will be different.

Read the label on your bottle and talk to your diabetes team for further advice and guidance.

Classification: HP (Health Professional)

Advice requires some explanation from a Health Professional who has basic nutrition knowledge to enable correct implementation.

To ensure optimal growth and development by encouraging and promoting self-management of diabetes.

To support the patient/client and their carers to adopt dietary practice to help avoid long-term diabetes complications.

The Target Group will:

  • Understand how CHO affects blood glucose levels.
  • Understand the importance of monitoring and keeping a diary to record BG, insulin, CHO etc.
  • Know target BG range and how to respond:
    - to correct high blood glucose
    - to prevent, detect and respond to hypoglycaemia

  • Mark A. Sperling (eds) ISPAD Clinical Practice Consensus Guidelines 2014
  • Francesca Annan, Physical Activity and Diabetes – health benefits and management strategies for children and young people. Diabetes care for Children & Young People – vol 2 No 1 2013
  • Carmel Smart, Both Dietary Protein and Fat Increase Postprandial Glucose Excursions in Children with type 1 diabetes, and the Effect is Additive. Diabetes care  volume 36: 3897 – 3902  December 2013
  • Frances Hanson, Karen Ross, Expressing carbohydrate ratios, Diabetes care for Children & Young People – vol 2 No 1 2013
  • Diabetes Action Plan, The Scottish Government (2010), The Scottish Government, Edinburgh.
  • D De Silva, Helping people help themselves. A review of the evidence considering whether it’s worthwhile to support self-management, The Health Foundation, London. (2011)
  • Guidance on the use of patient education models for diabetes, Technology, Appraisal 60, NICE (2003) London.
Diabetes Explained

Diabetes Explained

A short introduction to Type 1 Diabetes for newly diagnosed children and their parents. Part of NDR-UK's Paediatric Diabetes range.

  • Pack size: 10
  • Classification: HP
  • NDR-UK ref: 9411

Price per pack

£4.00
Physical Activity

Physical Activity

Information to help children and young people manage their blood glucose while participating in active training and competitive sports. Part of NDR-UK's Paediatric Diabetes range.

  • Pack size: 10
  • Classification: HP
  • NDR-UK ref: 9414

Price per pack

£13.00
Corrections

Corrections

Step-by-step guide to reinforce consultation regarding if, when and how to use/calculate a correction bolus. Includes spaces for the patient's health professional to enter personal details as required...

  • Pack size: 10
  • Classification: HP
  • NDR-UK ref: 9437

Price per pack

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