Nocturnal hypos can have a major impact on the quality of life experienced by people living with diabetes4-5. The World Awake campaign aims to raise awareness of the impact of night time hypos on people with diabetes and their families, encouraging more and better conversations about these events between those living with the condition and their healthcare professional.
A research based report summarising the findings of The World Awake survey conducted amongst over 1,000 adults globally with Type 1 diabetes (536 respondents) or Type 2 diabetes (571 respondents). This report evaluates the impact of self-treated nocturnal hypos and the worry that they cause on the lives of people with diabetes who are insulin-treated. The report includes recommendations for improving awareness of and encouraging dialogue around nocturnal hypos between people with diabetes and their healthcare professionals.
" We can see that nocturnal hypoglycaemia is an important issue for people with diabetes where they require practical, personalised, high quality advice from healthcare professionals to help mitigate the frequency and impact of these episodes. This report gives useful insight into what people need from the doctors they consult."
Dr Richard Brice, GP with a Special Interest in Diabetes, Kent, UK
All statistics are based on responses from The World Awake survey.
Each person talks about how night time hypos have impacted their lives and the important role
healthcare professionals can take in helping people to understand and manage these events.
did not discuss any of their events
with their primary care physician
did not feel their nocturnal hypos were
relevant or important enough to
report to their PCP
did not discuss their nocturnal
hypos with any healthcare professional
All statistics are based on responses from The World Awake survey