Since 2004 ABCD has been increasingly active in assessing new diabetes therapies through nationwide audit. The history of this programme can be viewed on the following link: http://www.diabetologists-abcd.org.uk/n3/previous_ABCD_audits.htm
ABCD audits of GLP1-receptor agonists
In particular the ABCD nationwide exenatide and liraglutide audits collected real live data on over 13000 patients from over 150 centres with over 500 contributors involved. There have been 12 published papers, 23 abstracts and 13 oral presentations. ABCD also has an ongoing audit of exenatide QW and a nationwide semaglutide audit.
A nationwide audit of oral Semaglutide was launched at the end of June 2021.
ABCD audits of SGLT2 inhibitors
In the wake of the GLP1-receptor agonist programme, we are now focusing in particular focusing on the SGLT2 class with the nationwide dapagliflozin audit launched in Sept 2014, the canagliflozin audit launched in January 2016 and an empagliflozin audit launched in March 2017.
ABCD FreeStyle Libre Audit
This nationwide audit, our first of a device, launched in November 2017. An online tool was launched in August 2018 and a deadline for first data analysis was set for 14 December 2018. As of that date we had we had 216 users from 127 sites in 100 centres contributing data on 2869 patients. Analysis of this data is now ongoing. It is important to stress that was just the first deadline and that the audit continues. It is particularly important that follow up data is submitted as your patients return to see you in the months ahead. For more information and to join the audit click link. www.diabetologists-abcd.org.uk/n3/FreeStyle_Libre_Audit.htm
Other current ABCD Nationwide Audits
A nationwide audit of do-it-yourself artificial pancreas systems (DIY-APS) was launched in 2020. A nationwide audit of Covid-19 and diabetes has been ongoing since the summer of 2020. A worldwide audit of testosterone in men with type 2 diabetes was launched in December 2020. ABCD also hosts a worldwide EndoBarrier registry. Nationwide audits of the Omnipod DASH system and closed loop systems are in the planning stages and set to launch during the summer of 2021.
What We Have Learned From The Audits
We have learned a considerable amount from the ABCD audit programme that is continually informing us and helping us to improve patient care. For more information about what we have learned use the following link: https://abcd.care/all-abcd-audit-publications