About HypoPak

A Helping Hand

HypoPak was developed to save the time of ward nursing staff and to prevent severe harm coming to their diabetes patients at risk of hypoglycaemia. What can be frustrating for ward staff wasting valuable time while trying to find food on the ward to treat a hypoglycaemic episode. This can also be scary for the patient.


Mild to moderate episodes of hypoglycaemia can lead to severe hypoglycaemia within minutes if not treated immediately and appropriately[1]. What’s more, inappropriately treated hypoglycaemia can lead to excessive over eating or a pronounced counter-regulatory hormone response leading to a persistent hyperglycaemia.

There When You Need It

Immediate and appropriate treatment of hypoglycaemia is very effective for correcting low blood glucose levels without rebound hyperglycaemia. HypoPak was developed as an all-in-one, easy to recognise, easy to get hands-on’ emergency treatment pack to provide a rapid response to any conscious hypoglycaemia situation.


HypoPak contains 15grams of glucose solution (80mls) which is colour and flavour free making it naturally palatable. Glucose solution makes it fast acting [2] and can effectively resolve a hypoglycaemia event within 10 minutes. The glucose containing pouch has a spout which is easy to drink from. The solution is not viscous, so it can be poured down a naso-gastric or PEG tube.

There When You Need It

Immediate and appropriate treatment of hypoglycaemia is very effective for correcting low blood glucose levels without rebound hyperglycaemia. HypoPak was developed as an all-in-one, easy to recognise, easy to get hands-on’ emergency treatment pack to provide a rapid response to any conscious hypoglycaemia situation.


HypoPak contains 15grams of glucose solution (80mls) which is colour and flavour free making it naturally palatable. Glucose solution makes it fast acting [2] and can effectively resolve a hypoglycaemia event within 10 minutes. The glucose containing pouch has a spout which is easy to drink from. The solution is not viscous, so it can be poured down a naso-gastric or PEG tube.

The American Diabetes Association recommends waiting for 15 minutes (Rule of 15) before retesting and once blood glucose levels are above 4.0mmol/L then following up with at least 15grams of complex carbohydrate [3]. The HypoPak contains a 20gram biscuit which is gluten, dairy and egg free which caters for anyone with allergies.

Thoughtfully Designed


The HypoPak bag is specifically designed to hold the contents without unintentional opening and to comply with Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) food labeling regulations.

Easy As 123


The ‘emergency orange’ bag is easy to see, easy to store on an emergency trolley, treatment room shelf or even in the glove box of a car. The instructions for use are clearly marked on the back of the bag which are consistent with the Rule of 15.

CONVENIENt


Once the HypoPak is used in an emergency situation, the ‘HypoPak Used’ piggyback label on the outside of the bag can be placed in the medical records of the patient to alert medical staff of the event or for auditing purposes.

1. PHARMAC seminar: Diabetes, 5b of 6: Hypoglycaemia – what to look for, research & hypo unawareness

2. Slama G, Traynard, P-Y, Desplanque N, Pudar H, Dhunputh I, Letanoux M, et al. The Search for an Optimized Treatment of Hypoglycemia:Carbohydrates in Tablets, Solution, or Gel for the Correction of Insulin Reactions. Arch Intern Med 1990; 15: 589-593. 

3. American Diabetes Association. Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes. Diabetes Care 2017;40(Suppl. 1):S53