About HypoPak

A Helping Hand

HypoPak was developed to save time for healthcare professionals, and to prevent severe harm to people with diabetes at risk of hypoglycaemia. What can be frustrating for healthcare staff is wasting valuable time finding food on the ward to manage 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 managed immediately and appropriately [1]. What's more, inappropriate treatment of hypoglycaemia can trigger excessive overeating or a pronounced counter-regulatory hormone response, which leads to 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 management 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 pack of 'fast acting glucose' 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 very palatable to many people. The glucose solution is specially formulated with a natural product that makes it fast-acting and can effectively resolve a hypoglycaemia event within 10 minutes [2]. The glucose containing pouch has a spout which make it easy to drink from. The solution is not viscous, so it can be poured down a naso-gastric or PEG tube if required.


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 labelling 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 any medical records of the patient to alert Healthcare staff of the event or for auditing purposes.