September 11 to 17, 2023
RAISING AWARENESS OF HYPOGLYCAEMIA IN THE UK AND IRELAND
About Hypo Awareness Week
An annual campaign organised by Orange Juice Communications to raise awareness of hypoglycaemia to healthcare professionals in the UK. This project has been funded by GlucoRx, MySugarWatch®️, Sanofi and Vertex Pharmaceuticals which have had no input into any arrangements or content.
Date for 2023
September 11 to September 17
The campaign started in UK hospitals and primary care organisations are encouraged to take part.
Get access to an online resource pack with everything you need to roll out a successful local campaign.
Printed resource pack
Register and you will also receive a printed resource pack, including posters, pens, stickers and t-shirts to bring your campaign to life.
These are on a first come first served basis
Celebrate and share what you achieve during Hypo Awareness Week by entering into the Hypo Awareness Week Excellence Award.
This project has been funded by GlucoRx, MySugarWatch®️, Sanofi and Vertex Pharmaceuticals which have had no input into any arrangements or content.
Become part of Hypo Awareness Week, an annual opportunity for the diabetes community to discuss hypoglycaemia in hospitals and primary care settings across the UK. Stage a local campaign to increase education about the signs, symptoms and treatment of hypos among healthcare professionals.
Hypo Awareness Week is an annual campaign organised by Orange Juice Communications and made possible with sponsorship from GlucoRx, MySugarWatch®️, Sanofi and Vertex Pharmaceuticals that raises awareness of hypoglycaemia in the UK by educating healthcare professionals through an online resource pack.
Hypo Awareness Week was first staged locally in hospitals in Portsmouth in April 2012 before being rolled out nationally by NHS Diabetes the following August. Oliver Jelley worked for NHS Diabetes and organised the first national Hypo Awareness Week, introducing the concept of an online resource pack. NHS Diabetes closed in April 2013 but Oliver continued the running of the national campaign through Orange Juice Communications.
The formula – how it works
Hospitals and primary care organisations register and are sent a link to an online pack of materials and then encouraged to hold activities and training throughout the week. A suite of materials is created and placed on a dedicated webpage. The online resource pack includes posters, leaflets, guidelines, logos, screensavers and a press release template as well as instructions to give participants ideas and tips on how to organise the week. A printed resource pack is also sent out to registered sites, including posters, leaflets, balloons and t-shirts.