Hypo Awareness week is taking place from 24-30 September 2018

It’s a vital national drive to raise awareness of hypoglycaemia and improve outcomes.  Organised by Olly Jelley and his team at Orange Juice Communications and sponsored by Sanofi, this is an annual campaign that raises awareness of hypoglycaemia in the UK.  Care providers can register and receive on-line and printed resource packs to assist in running activities/events for their staff, families and residents/service users. 

Treating a hypo quickly and effectively can make a massive difference to people with diabetes – through inclusive, fun and informative activities, care providers can potentially improve awareness; perhaps resulting in the avoidance or reduction of hypos happening, or staff recognising and dealing with a hypo more confidently.  Hypo awareness week is always a timely reminder to audit hypo kits!

On 27 September the fifth National Conference of the Older People’s Diabetes Network (OPDN) will tackle the challenge of how to improve the care of older people with diabetes. It will take place take place between 8.30am and 4.30pm at Friends House, London, NW1 2BJ

Nurses, GPs, public health doctors, care home managers and healthcare assistants as well as people with an interest in the care of older people with diabetes are all invited to attend.

The programme will include the following sessions:

  • Practical Demonstration of foot assessment for diabetes disease
  • Hypoglycaemia – how to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions
  • Primary care and the care home resident with diabetes
  • Updated national End of Life Diabetes Care Recommendations
  • Getting a grip on frailty and diabetes

For more information:


DUET diabetes Ltd

01799 584178 / 07443 659985



Diabetes Training…….

Diabetes Awareness Training workshop 24 September 2018

(taking place in national hypo awareness week)

Bury St Edmunds, 9.30am-1.30pm – £50pp

Diabetes Update for Registered Nurses workshop 8 October 2018

Pinford End House Nursing Home, 9.30am-2pm – £65pp

Diabetic Foot Screening workshop 23 November 2018

Venue to be confirmed (West Suffolk), 1.30pm-4.30pm – £50

Open workshops – Suffolk and Norfolk

Diabetes Update for Registered Nurses (4.5-5 hours) – £65 https://www.duetdiabetes.co.uk/open-workshop-durn Dates for the autumn to be scheduled shortly

Diabetic Foot Screening (3 hours) – £45 (£50 from 1 Sept 2018) https://www.duetdiabetes.co.uk/diabetic-foot-screening Next scheduled date – 5 July 2018

Additional dates for the Autumn will be scheduled in the coming weeks (for Suffolk and Norfolk).


Lynne Reedman, Service Lead, DUET Diabetes Ltd

01799 584178 / 07443 659985