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The British Journal of Diabetes is the official journal of the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists.  It is a peer-reviewed quarterly publication available online and in print.


Working together to enhance access to technology for people living with diabetes

Welcome to the Diabetes Technology Network UK, an organisation designed to support UK healthcare professionals who are involved in the delivery of technologies designed to improve the lives of people living with diabetes.

Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Collaborative

The Association of British Clinical Diabetologists is proud to announce the launch of the Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Collaborative – UK.  This is a collaborative of healthcare professionals working in multi-disciplinary teams providing care for adults with type 1 diabetes across the UK. 

ABCD Events

Tuesday, 20 October, 2020
This meeting will run as a virtual event - all current registrations will be retained.  Covid-19 has disrupted our lives in ways previously unimaginable. The anxiety our...
The National Diabetes Consultant Mentorship Programme (NDCMP) is a UK-wide initiative providing mentorship for newly-appointed consultants in the speciality of diabetes and endocrinology. The...

Membership of the UK’s leading specialist association of clinical and academic diabetologists

Representing Diabetologists in national health decision making by influencing health policy and improving clinical practice at the highest levels in the organisation of the national health service (Click HERE for more on this)

Committed to the preservation and support of diabetes specialist care services

Supporting the growth of local secondary care diabetes services to provide leadership and guidance for local diabetes communities

Representing diabetes specialists who also practice endocrinology, general medicine and acute medicine and understanding the resulting multiple pressures particularly in the current financial climate

Meetings designed for busy clinicians: Thursday evening lecture, networking and conference dinner; Friday clinical educational meeting covering Diabetes and Endocrinology

Complimentary hard copy subscription (UK members only) to ABCD's Journal - The British Journal of Diabetes  delivered directly to you

Quarterly Chairman’s e-bulletin/newsletter providing current updates

Free online access to Practical Diabetes – the peer-reviewed journal most dedicated to providing practical support to those involved in diabetescare on the front line

Discounted delegate rates for members which offset the annual subscription

Provision of high-quality training for Specialist Registrars in diabetes and endocrinology

Opportunites to contribute to and learn from national audits of new therapies eg exenatide and liraglutide

Opportunities to set up and run your own nationwide audits or surveys through our Sharepoint website

RSS feeds from our major speciality journals through the ABCD website

Networking with fellow diabetologists who face the same pressures throughout the UK at the 3 meetings each year

Supporting the development of newly appointed consultants through a national mentoring programme

Speciality support for revalidation

Support for members’ applications under the Department of Health’s Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA)

Access to contact details of other ABCD members via the online directory

Access to the members area of our website

Providing specific SpR benefits

Meetings and travel grants of up to £1000 for attendance at international meetings

Free attendance at the ABCD-YDF Kings Fund SpR Leadership Course for SpRs in their final year of training - an opportunity only available to ABCD members

Discounted rates for diabetes trainees to attend ABCD meetings

Annual SpR meetings