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Hospitals support Hypo Awareness Week

A total of 126 hospitals across the country are currently taking part in a national campaign to raise awareness of hypoglycaemia.

Hypo Awareness Week 2015, which began on Monday, October 5, and will come to an end on Sunday, October 11, was launched to help inpatient staff recognise and treat symptoms, as well as referring patients to appropriate care teams. To read more, click here.

‘Exciting’ results in islet cell trial

A new transplant technique for insulin-producing islet cells has been trialled on a person with type 1 for the first time and has successfully maintained glucose levels at a healthy level.

Wendy Peacock, who lives in Texas in the United States, has suffered from severe hypoglycaemic attacks for much of her adult life. Her condition can be so debilitating that she and her five-year-old son cannot live alone because her blood sugar levels can drop so quickly, she can easily lose consciousness. To read more, click here.

People 'failing' to report night-time hypos

One-third of people fail to report night-time hypoglycaemia to their doctor or nurse despite the impact it has on the lives of those living with the condition, a new survey has found.

Hypos are one of the most common diabetes complications. Of those who did report, the research shows that one-third felt more confident about managing their night-time hypos.

The release of the survey findings coincides with this year’s TALK Hypos campaign, which focuses on encouraging people with diabetes to report daytime and night-time hypos to their doctor or nurse. To read more, click here.

2015 #Insulin4all campaign launches

A charity is ​calling for insulin ​and other vital diabetes supplies​ ​to be made ​available for all as part of a campaign to mark World Diabetes Day (WDD).

The #insulin4all campaign is led by T1International and ​a charity partnership group called​ ​The Access Alliance.

People are being asked to pledge their support across social media platforms, to push for better access to diabetes supplies for everyone across the world. To read more, click here.

Pride of Britain prize for type 1 campaigner

The mother of a boy who died because of his undiagnosed diabetes has won a top award for her awareness raising campaign.

Beth Baldwin has been named as the Pride of Britain Fundraiser of the Year for Wales and has also been announced as a finalist in this year’s national Pride of Britain Awards.

Her son Peter passed away early this year at the age of just 13 as a result of his type 1 diabetes not being picked up. To read more, click here.