Hypos Xplained

Note: This app appears to no longer be available in the New Zealand app stores.

An online programme for New Zealanders wanting to learn about hypoglycaemia (low blood glucose) in a fun, easy-to-understand way.

Hypos Xplained By Medicine X
  • Education and information
  • 2 language options – English and te reo Māori
Country of origin

New Zealand

Clinical review


Security and privacy Does the app:
  • collect medical information? No
  • require a login? No
  • have password protection? No
  • have a privacy policy? No
  • require internet access? Yes
Read more safety tips around health apps
Cost Free

What does the app do?

This online programme provides easy-to-understand information about hypoglycaemia, the causes, signs and symptoms and how to prevent and treat them.

Hypos Xplained has 2 language options – English and te reo Māori. Using comic-style, colourful graphics and interactive videos, you follow the story of Maree who is taking insulin and how she manages the hypos that sometimes occur. 


The graphics and story are fun and entertaining. 

The videos and conversations make it more interesting to follow the story.

There is an option to mute the sound.

✔ You can zoom in if you find the small font hard to read. 

 You can click on links that show pop-up information explaining complex terms, medical conditions and symptoms to help improve your understanding.

 There are 2 language options – English and te reo Māori.

 It has had input from New Zealand health professionals.

Difficult to read the text on a mobile device, but it can be magnified.

Privacy and security

The online programme doesn’t collect any personal data. Read more about things you can do to improve your safety and security when using apps.

Review details

Date of review: October 2020
Platform reviewed: Windows PC


Clinical review

Reviewer: Angela Lambie, Pharmacist, Waitematā District Health Board
Date of review: October 2020
Comments: Hypos Xplained helps users to understand type 2 diabetes and how to manage hypoglycaemia by going through patient stories in cartoon-style in several languages. I really enjoyed reading the patient stories in this app, and I think users will relate to them as well. Clinical terms are described clearly and there are helpful tips for patients and whānau to help them better manage type 2 diabetes and hypoglycaemia. 
Safety concerns: None.
New Zealand relevance: Very relevant to New Zealand, including a version in te reo Māori.  

App developer: If you are the developer and would like to provide updated information about this app, please email the app library manager at hello@healthify.nz

Disclaimer: Healthify’s app library is a free consumer service to help you decide whether a health app would be suitable for you. Our review process is independent. We have no relationship with the app developers or companies and no responsibility for the service they provide. This means that if you have an issue with one of the apps we have reviewed, you will need to contact the app developer or company directly.

Data security and privacy information

Staying safe online
Netsafe, NZ, 2020

Page last updated: