Experiencing hypoglycaemia can be frightening, and can result in a real fear of further hypoglycaemic events.

Hypoglycaemia can occur for a variety of reasons and is usually the result of excessive insulin in the body. This causes low glucose levels in the blood stream, taking away the critical source of energy that the body and brain need to function.

"Now I wear an insulin pump all the time and have almost forgotten what hypos are."