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Fear of hypoglycaemia

Hypoglycaemia or ‘hypo’ (low blood glucose) is a common challenge for people managing their diabetes with insulin or other glucose lowering medications.


People with diabetes often worry or become fearful about hypos. If you feel this way, you are not alone. There are many things you can do to prevent hypos and ease your fears.

Learn about 'Fear of hypoglycaemia':

  • What is fear of hypoglycaemia?
  • What you can do
  • Managing a hypo
  • Who can help?
  • More information and support

Access this information sheet:

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The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) is an initiative of the Australian Government administered with the assistance of Diabetes Australia.