The full name for a ’hypo’ is hypoglycaemia. It happens when your blood glucose levels (otherwise known as blood sugar levels) get too low, usually below 4mmol/l.

Hypoglycaemia can happen when the balance between the food and drink you consume, physical activity or diabetes medication (usually insulin) isn’t right. That doesn’t meant that everyone with diabetes experiences hypos.

We put this short video together to educate the public what it’s like to experience a diabetic ’hypo’.

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