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CPD1h 27m of CPD
Total Rating(s)435
First Published
Updated15 October 2019
Expires 15 October 2020
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

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

  • How can you identify hypoglycaemia?
  • Who’s most at risk?
  • What’s the latest in managing hypoglycaemia?
  • Is there an optimal administration of insulin?

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 health professionals are to prevent harm and improve patient outcomes. Ongoing access to education that assists health professionals to remain well-informed about the latest evidence concerning hypoglycaemia is essential.


Enhance knowledge of the care of the person with diabetes by reviewing and updating information regarding the causes, assessment, and treatment of hypoglycaemic emergencies.

Learning Outcomes
  • Identify those at risk of developing hypoglycaemia to implement strategies to reduce their risk of hypoglycaemia occurring.
  • Use knowledge of the signs and symptoms of hypoglycaemia to manage patients experiencing a hypoglycaemic episode appropriately.
  • Apply enhanced skills to more effectively care for the person experiencing a hypoglycaemic episode to ensure more advanced adverse outcomes are avoided.
Target Audience

Enhance knowledge of the care of the person with diabetes by reviewing and updating information regarding the causes, assessment, and treatment of hypoglycaemic emergencies.


No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.


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Michelle Robins Visit

Michelle Robins is a credentialed diabetes educator with 23 years of experience in many aspects of diabetes care and education. She is currently employed as a Nurse Practitioner by Northern Health. Her past employment, as a diabetes educator, has included major tertiary hospital settings – including St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Melbourne Division of General Practice, Melbourne Extended Care and Rehabilitation Service, and, in Queensland, Logan/Beaudesert Health Service. Michelle has served on more than 40 diabetes-related committees, written book chapters, and is consistently highly evaluated in her teaching role.

Learner Reviews

435 Total Rating(s)
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Emily Daye
16 Oct 2019

Great resource!

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Dawa doma
11 Sep 2019

Amazing presentation.. lot to learn

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Gary Macreadie
06 Sep 2019

This was a very useful resource and I highly recommend it

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Gwyneth White
05 Sep 2019

An excellent presentation directed at health practitioners dealing with clients with the potential or who experience hypo’s. logical information based on best practice to assist in the prevention and treatment of hypos.

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Patricia Zappia
04 Sep 2019

Very informative

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David Mangan
02 Sep 2019

Excellent review of Diabetes and how hypoglycaemia occurs.

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Barry Moore
22 Aug 2019

A lot of good information.

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Natalie Barnes
13 Aug 2019

Great update of hypos.

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Courtney Beck
08 Aug 2019

Learnt a lot in this one! Would recommend !

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Julie Allen
05 Aug 2019

A good learning tool.