About ABCD

The Association of British Clinical Diabetologists is the national organisation of Consultant Physicians in Britain who specialise in Diabetes Mellitus. Most are also Acute General Physicians, and many are also Specialists in Endocrinology and Lipid Metabolism.

ABCD was established in 1997 with the principal objective of ensuring high quality care for all UK diabetes patients ABCD is essentially a professional organisation committed to the preservation and support of diabetes specialist care services ABCD believes that local diabetes specialists are uniquely qualified to provide guidance and leadership for district diabetes services ABCD membership was initially open only to UK consultant diabetologists but was later extended to include specialist registrars.

Aims and Objectives

  • To ensure all people living with diabetes receive the highest standards of care and to work with people with diabetes and other key stakeholders to achieve this
  • To provide expert clinical and strategic advice at a local, national and international level to ensure healthcare needs of people living with diabetes are met
  • To produce high-quality diabetes-related guidelines, policies and position statements to support healthcare professionals and commissioners
  • To collaborate with allied organisations to work towards fulfilling our vision
  • To promote careers in diabetes for healthcare professionals and researchers by supporting diabetes-related training and research, and by developing and nurturing personal development, wellbeing and leadership.
  • To champion the equality and diversity of our membership
  • To support our members to enjoy happy, productive and fruitful careers as consultant diabetologists

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