Managing hypoglycaemia

Hypoglycaemia can be one of the biggest concerns for people with Type 1 diabetes, especially during the night, when it is more difficult to recognise low levels of blood glucose (lows).

Anyone with Type 1 diabetes can experience unexpected lows. One of the main goals of diabetes management is to achieve target HbA1c levels safely, without increasing the risk of hypoglycaemia (hypos).

Read the real-life stories of other people with Type 1 diabetes and discover how they have found their way to better control and fewer hypos.

Real life stories

Managing hypoglycaemia

Marco, in better control with his pump since 2011

At the beginning, when I was on MDI, I could never tell when my hypos were coming. Once, in town, I just fell to the pavement. I still remember people avoiding me and walking away, probably thinking I was drunk. I had to drag myself home all alone. I had heard about many positive experiences with pump therapy so, after a long period of having hypos, I asked my doctor if I could try it. Now, I wear an insulin pump all the time and I’ve almost forgotten what hypos are.


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