If Things Go Wrong

Experiencing inadequate health care? Finding it hard to manage complications of your condition? This section can tell you how you can complain about your health care treatment, as well as deal with complications that may arise.

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If Things Go Wrong

Experiencing inadequate health care? Finding it hard to manage complications? This section can tell you how to complain about your healthcare treatment, as well as deal with complications that may occur.

Complaining About Health Services

Explains how to get started, outlines the complaints procedure and points you to organisations that can help.

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Dealing With Complications

This page looks at what happens if you develop complications due to your diabetes and how to live with it

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Hypos and hypers

Hypos (hypocaemia) and hypers (hyperglycaemia) are when your blood sugar levels peak and trough. Your body will react differently if you have a hypo or a hyper, and every person with diabetes will experience hypos and hypers at some point.

You can avoid hypos and hypers by taking your insulin or tablets, eating healthily, and monitoring your food and activity levels. These pages look at different kinds of hypos and hypers, how to avoid them, and what to do if you’re experiencing one.

What are hypos?

This page looks at what hypos are, how to tell if you’re having a hypo, and whether you can predict a hypo in advance.

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Dealing with hypos

This page gives you the steps to follow if you’re having a hypo.

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Night-time hypos

Hypos can happen at night. This page looks at how to tell if you’re having a night-time hypo, why they might happen, and what to do if you’re having one.

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Severe hypos

Looks at why severe hypos happen and what friends and family need to do to treat you if you have one.

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Hypers

This page looks at what hypers are, how to tell you’re having one, how to treat it, and what to do if you’re having hypers regularly.

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