Health / 13.06.2016

Diabetes Week: how to spot a hypo

By Francesca Specter
Plus, top tips for being prepared when it happens



It’s Diabetes Week (Sunday 12 – Saturday 18 June), and we should all be taking notice: the condition has risen by 59.8 per cent in the past decade, according to a new analysis by Diabetes UK. To find out more about why it occurs, read our comprehensive guide to diabetes.

Melanie Stephenson is an international competitive sprinter with type 1 diabetes, who nearly died after collapsing on the running track after suffering a diabetic hypoglycemic episode as a result of a faulty blood glucose monitor. Since then, she has become an inspiration by raising awareness about how to manage diabetes through her charity work with Diabetes UK. She is also an advocate for advancements in tech to help manage the condition, and uses the Dario smart meter and app as a tool to manage her condition daily; plus, it sends GPS alerts to loved ones if you’re in danger.

To learn more, watch the video below in which Stephenson explains how to spot a hypo and tips for being prepared:

For more information on the Dario glucose Smart Meter, visit

Diabetes Week: how to spot a hypo
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Diabetes Week: how to spot a hypo
Video: this Diabetes Week 2016, Melanie Stephenson, a competitive sprinter who has type 1 diabetes, explains the symptoms of a hypo and how to treat it.
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