Hypo Simulator returns at DPC2018

The Hypo Simulator will return to the Diabetes Professional Care (DPC2018) conference this year as part of the award-nominated Hypo Hub programme.

The Hypo Hub was nominated for ‘Best Event Feature Area’ at this year’s Exhibition News Awards.

The Hypo Simulator was a big hit at last year’s conference, giving healthcare professionals a chance to see what having a hypo feels like for people with diabetes.

Users wear a virtual reality headset which replicates some of the common symptoms people usually experience during low blood sugar, such as blurred vision, disorientation, trouble focusing and dizziness.

The simulator will feature again this year alongside a series of sessions presented by Dr Emma Wilmot, Consultant Diabetologist, Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Additional Hypo Hub sessions will include:

  • Measuring variations in Hypos – GIRFT. Dr Partha Kar, Diabetes Consultant & National Associate Clinical Director Diabetes, NHS England
  • Hypoglycaemia in adults in the community – recognition, management & prevention. Debbie Hicks, Nurse Consultant – Diabetes, Barnet Enfield & Haringey MHT, Co-Chair TREND-UK and Chair FIT UK
  • Clinical outcomes of ultra-long acting insulin analogues: impact on hypoglycaemia. Dr Pratik Choudhary, Clinical lead for T1 Diabetes, Islet & Pancreas transplantation, Consultant in Diabetes, King’s College Hospital
  • A guide to managing hypoglycaemia in hospital – updated JBDS Guidelines. Esther Walden, Lead DISN NNUH Chair DISN UK Group
  • The highs and lows of blood glucose: advice for primary care. Dr Mayank Patel, Consultant in Diabetes & Senior Clinical Lecturer, University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust & University of Southampton

These interactive sessions will also give participants an opportunity to raise questions and discuss real world situations with experienced practitioners.

DPC was launched in 2015 to encourage the sharing of knowledge, information and skills among healthcare professionals working in diabetes care.

The event takes place every November and last year became the leading conference of its kind with a record 3,235 people attending.

Now in its fourth year, DPC2018 It is set to take place on 14 and 15 November at Olympia, London.

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