Hypo Program

Hypo Program

  • An online program for people with diabetes, to learn about low blood glucose (hypoglycaemia) including what causes it and how to manage it safely. 
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Hypo Program By Diabetes Digital Media

Features

  • Goal setting 
  • Tracking 
  • Certificate of completion
Country of origin United Kingdom
Clinical review 

5 star review


Read a clinical review below.

Security and privacy Does the app:
  • Collect medical information? Yes – about the persons diabetes and latest HbA1c result
  • Require a login? Yes
  • Have password protection? Yes
  • Have a privacy policy? Yes
  • Require internet access to use? Yes

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Brochures:
Tips to improve your privacy and security [PNG, 200 KB] Health Navigator Charitable Trust, NZ
Staying safe online(external link) Netsafe, NZ

Cost Free
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How to access the programme

The Hypo program is an online program for people with diabetes, their family, teachers with students with diabetes and health care practitioners, to improve their understanding of hypoglycaemia ('hypo’s').

When you enroll in the program it checks your first language, the type of diabetes you have, the treatment you have been prescribed if you have type 2 diabetes (i.e. diet/exercise, oral medicines or insulin) and your latest HbA1c result.

  • Thereafter the program takes you through 8 modules which consist of a short video followed by a quiz (3 questions relating to the information contained in the video).
  • The videos are clear and concise providing information about common causes of hypoglycaemia, symptoms of hypo’s, treatment of hypo’s, exercise, driving and hypo’s which occur while at work, university or school.
  • Throughout the videos patients are encouraged to use the hypo record sheet to keep a record of hypo’s.
  • The aim of the program is help the patient spot patterns associated with their hypo’s. It also encourages patients to share their hypo record sheet with their diabetes care team or general practitioner.
  • When you have completed the 8 modules and the quiz’s you receive a certificate of achievement. 

For the complete app description, go to the website(external link), or, for a more detailed review, see reviews below.

PROS CONS 

Excellent content. Very well presented information via video, also available in full written form and then good quiz at the end of each video.

You can complete the modules in your own time — you do not have to complete it all at once and you can go back and repeat modules should you wish.

The information about driving is UK specific. “In the UK it is a legal necessity to inform the DVLA if you have lost your hypo awareness”.

 

Clinical review

5 star review



Reviewer
: Elizabeth Brookbanks, Pharmacist Waitemata Health NZ Te Whatu Ora
Date of review: May 2024
Platform: Online programme
Comments: The Hypo program is especially useful for people with diabetes who are having frequent hypo’s and are finding it difficult to manage their diabetes.  It's also very useful for families with someone with diabetes or teachers who may have a student in their class with diabetes. The program can help people gain confidence in managing their diabetes and in particular identifying and managing hypoglycaemia.  The program gives excellent strategies for managing hypoglycaemia, by monitoring and tracking hypo’s. I really enjoyed watching the videos and taking the short quizzes. I think this program would be extremely useful for people newly diagnosed with diabetes and for those who are experiencing frequent hypo’s as well as for families and teachers who have people in their care with diabetes.
Safety concerns: None.
New Zealand relevance: The programme is relevant to a New Zealand audience, although the information about driving is UK specific. “In the UK it is a legal necessity to inform the DVLA if you have lost your hypo awareness”.

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