Guidance for maintaining Hypoglycaemia Box

All wards should maintain a Hypo Box for the immediate management of hypoglycaemic episodes.

Box Contents should be checked for contents, expiry dates of products and restocked if required, every 24 hours- see info below.

Hypoglycaemia management guidance and quick reference guide can be found on Trust documentation under Diabetes and Endocrinology Guidelines.

Confirmation of box check should be reported alongside the Resus trolley check.


Please note: Glucagon is to be used once only within 24 hours per patient.


Box Contents Where to order from
 Lift Glucojuice 60mls Stores
Lift Glucotabs tablets (once opened for a patient, pack CANNOT be shared.) Stores
Packet of plain biscuits (small) Stores
Glucogel 40% (1 box = 3 tubes) Pharmacy
IV Glucose 20% (100ml bottle) Pharmacy
Glucagon 1mg Injection (IM)

Stored in fridge



For further information please contact the Diabetes Inpatient Team.

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Working Hours 8.00-4.00pm Monday-Friday

Last Modified: 11:29am 17/03/2021