Hypos or low blood sugar are perceived as a significant burden not just for the people living with diabetes, but also for their family members.
The multi-national TALK-HYPO1 study of 4,300 family members of people living with diabetes reported that talking about hypos with their relatives with diabetes could bring them closer together.

The Talk about Hypos Study

64% of family members of people with diabetes are worried or anxious about the risk of hypoglycaemia1
74% of the study participants state that they spend less time on, or forgo entirely, other activities such as hobbies, holidays or being with other friends or family as a result1
76% of the respondents believe that having more conversations about hypos can lead to a positive impact on the life of their family member(s) living with diabetes1
43% report that the primary barrier to these conversations is their relative with diabetes not wanting to talk about hypos1

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1Ratzki-Leewing A, Parvaresh Rizi E, Harris SB. The Forgotten Players in the Diabetes Care Team (The TALK-HYPO Study). Diabetes Ther. 2019 (In Press).