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CPD1h 27m of CPD
Total Rating(s)501
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

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. See Educator Profile

Learner Reviews

501 Total Rating(s)
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Annette richards
19 Jan 2020

Excellent update on hypoglycaemia and management review.

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Merise Luisetto
18 Jan 2020

I found this course enlightening as it revealed a major gap in my understanding of diabetes, the lecturer was easy to understand and the course easy to follow.

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Ashleigh Cook
16 Jan 2020

This was a very informative resource

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Melissa Haydock
14 Jan 2020

Excellent resource! Very informative and well presented.

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simone huebner
13 Jan 2020


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josine Wells
12 Jan 2020

It gave me lots of new information and reinforced what I was already aware of

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Peter O'Connor
11 Jan 2020


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Roberta Di Marzo
09 Jan 2020

A very informative learning activity. The presenter used quality slides and resources during her presentation. Acurate and up to date information was presented.

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Alex Dimmick
02 Jan 2020

Good review of diabetic hypoglycaemia

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Nicholas Sunderaj
31 Dec 2019

It was great