Diabetes Emergencies: Hypoglycaemia

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CPD58m of CPD
First Published
Updated30 March 2022
Expires 30 March 2023
Recorded InBrisbane, Australia

Course Overview

This Ausmed Course provides a comprehensive update on the causes, risk factors, signs, symptoms and management of a diabetes emergency: hypoglycaemia.

  • Defining and recognising hypoglycaemia
  • Pathophysiology of hypoglycaemia
  • Management of hypoglycaemia in adults and children
  • Complex issues in hypoglycaemia

Potential complications associated with diabetes mellitus can be severe. Hypoglycaemia, a diabetes emergency, can occur due to a range of reasons. It can cause a great deal of anxiety, be very traumatic and may be life-threatening.

Strong awareness of the causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, management, and prevention of hypoglycaemia is essential if healthcare professionals are to prevent harm and improve patient outcomes. Ongoing access to education that assists healthcare professionals to remain well-informed about the latest evidence concerning hypoglycaemia is essential.


The purpose of this Ausmed Course is to increase your understanding of the cause, recognition and treatment of hypoglycaemia in the person with diabetes mellitus.

Learning Outcomes
  • Define hypoglycaemia for people with diabetes mellitus.
  • Understand the physiology and symptoms of hypoglycaemia.
  • Understand various treatment options for hypoglycaemia.
  • Identify to complex issues in hypoglycaemia.
  • Understand what education to provide for people with diabetes.
Target Audience

All healthcare professionals who provide care for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus.


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CPD58m of CPD
First Published
Updated30 March 2022
30 March 2023
Recorded InBrisbane, Australia
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