The experiences, views and support needs of family members of people with Hypoglycaemia Unawareness: Interview study

Diabetes Care: August 29, 2013

Objective Hypoglycaemia Unawareness (HU) affects approximately 25% of people with type 1 diabetes. People with HU are often reliant on family to detect hypoglycaemia and treat severe episodes. We explored the impact of HU on family members’ lives; their involvement in preventing and managing hypoglycaemia; and, their information and support needs.

Research Design and Methods Exploratory, qualitative design comprising in-depth interviews with 24 adult family members of people with type 1 diabetes and HU. Read more