ABCD Announcements

5th TriCounties Diabetic Foot Symposium

Dipesh Patel, Chair ABCD
Thursday, 9th September 2021
The biennial 5th #TDFS2021 is back this year with a packed programme and a multidisciplinary faculty of leading UK voices in Diabetic Foot Care. Hot topics covered include: The role of AI and Smart  Technology in the Diabetic Foot... Read More

Dr Bob Ryder receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr Dipesh Patel, Chair ABCD
Tuesday, 31st August 2021
ABCD would like to congratulate Dr Bob Ryder on his recent Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr Ryder received this award during the 7th International Diabetes and Endocrine Conference for services to MRCP and UK Audits via ABCD. I am sure you... Read More

Upcoming Webinar: Diabetes Diagnosis and Treatment: The Patient Journey

Dr David Strain
Thursday, 19th August 2021
Webinar 1: Monday 23rd August 2021, at 19:00 – 20:00 BST This is a global program, designed for all healthcare professionals who treat and manage patients with type 2 diabetes. Join ABCD Chair, Dr Dipesh Patel and panelists ... Read More

Virtual Monogenic Diabetes Course 20-21st Oct 2021 - registration now open

Dipesh Patel, Chair ABCD
Wednesday, 18th August 2021
The next Monogenic Diabetes Training Course “Right diagnosis, right treatment” hosted by Prof Andrew Hattersley and Prof Maggie Shepherd will take place on Wednesday 20th - Thursday 21st - October 2021 online in a virtual format. Registration is... Read More

RCP Regional Diabetes & Endocrinology Advisor Position available

Susannah Rowles, Secretary ABCD
Friday, 30th July 2021
This is a call to all ABCD members based in the Northwest of England. The position of RCP Regional Diabetes & Endocrinology Advisor is currently being recruited for. The work is interesting and not onerous, though not remunerated, it... Read More

The British Journal of Diabetes: Call for Papers

Dr Marie-France Kong, Editor-in-Chief of The British Journal of Diabetes
Friday, 30th July 2021
The British Journal of Diabetes is the official journal of ABCD and is growing in reputation and strength and we hope for PubMed listing soon. The Journal includes peer reviewed scientific research articles, systematic reviews, case... Read More

Upcoming webinar series - Discounted rates for ABCD members

Dr Dipesh Patel, ABCD Chair
Thursday, 29th July 2021
Hosted by The Royal Society of Medicine What’s new in endocrinology and diabetes: The effects of COVID-19 Wednesday 8 September to Friday 10 September 2021 from 4:30pm to 6:05pm BST During this three part series, an experienced group of... Read More

QiC Diabetes Awards

Dr Dipesh Patel, ABCD Chair
Thursday, 29th July 2021
Do you know an outstanding Educator in UK or Ireland? Do you work with an exceptional diabetes healthcare professional who deserves to be recognised? Are you aware of a diabetes hero (non-professional) who is incredibly special and has... Read More

New digital leaflet for people with diabetes awaiting surgery

Professor Gerry Rayman
Wednesday, 14th July 2021
Every year over 300,000 elective operations take place on people with diabetes. Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT) has worked together with a small group of clinicians, made up of doctors, anaesthetists and a psychologist, to produce a leaflet for... Read More

DTN-UK Launch New Webinar Series

Dr Sufyan Hussain, DTN-UK Committee Member
Tuesday, 13th July 2021
Overview of hybrid closed loops - key concepts, options available and choosing the right system Wednesday 21st July 2021, 17.00 - 18.30 The DTN-UK are delighted to launch a three-part webinar series on hybrid-closed loop systems. The... Read More

Diabetes UK announce new campaign: Diabetes is Serious

Dr Dipesh Patel, ABCD Chair
Wednesday, 7th July 2021
Diabetes UK have announced the launch of their new campaign Diabetes is Serious, which aims to highlight the learnings and insights from their Diabetes Can't Wait report about the experiences people with diabetes have had during the coronavirus... Read More

Launch of NHS Digital Weight Management Programme

Professor Johnathan Valabhji, ABCD Co-opted Committee Member
Thursday, 1st July 2021
A new 12 week NHS Digital Weight Management Programme (DWMP) has formally launched today for people living with obesity and diabetes or hypertension. Referrals are via general practice. The slide below explains how this fits into existing weight... Read More

Flash glucose monitoring use associated with a reduction in diabetes distress

Professor Thozhukat Sathyapalan, Clinical Lead, ABCD Nationwide FSL Audit
Thursday, 1st July 2021
Users of the FreeStyle Libre system in the UK show improvements in glycaemic control and awareness of hypoglycaemia which are associated with improvement in diabetes-related distress, according to a new study1 by Dr Harshal Deshmukh, from Hull... Read More

Launch of the ABCD nationwide oral semaglutide audit at ADA 2021

Dr Bob Ryder (Website Co-ordinator, Clinical Lead, ABCD Nationwide Audits)
Tuesday, 29th June 2021
Today at ADA 2021, ABCD is pleased to announce the launch of the ABCD nationwide oral semaglutide audit. As you will know, the clinical trials with semaglutide suggest that it may be more effective than the other GLP-1 receptor agonists. ... Read More

Semaglutide use is associated with significant reductions in weight and HbA1c in the real-world: Results from the ABCD audit

Dr Thomas Crabtree & Dr Bob Ryder
Monday, 28th June 2021
We are pleased to be presenting our first analysis from the ABCD Semaglutide audit at the American Diabetes Association Scientific Session virtual session this weekend. Our real-world cohort was heavier with higher baseline HbA1c levels than... Read More

Empagliflozin use is associated with reduction in alanine aminotransferase: insights from ABCD audit data practice

Dr Thomas Crabtree & Dr Bob Ryder
Monday, 28th June 2021
The ABCD Empagliflozin audit has provided valuable insights into empagliflozin use in UK based real-world practice. Additionally, data from the other SGLT2 audit programmes has demonstrated reductions in ALT as a marker of liver inflammation... Read More

RCP Webinar: Building your career as an SAS doctor

Dr Rob Gregory, Ex-officio Chair, ABCD Committee
Thursday, 24th June 2021
SAS doctors play a vital role in the delivery of NHS services but can sometimes be overlooked when it comes to career development and recognition.   Join this webinar to hear from the chair of the RCP SAS doctor network and senior RCP... Read More

Quality in Care Diabetes 2021: Deadline Extended

Dr Dipesh Patel, ABCD Chair
Thursday, 17th June 2021
Entries and now open for Quality in Care Diabetes 2021, the prestigious UK & Ireland awards, which since 2011 have been recognising, rewarding and sharing initiatives that improve the quality of life for people living with diabetes. The... Read More

UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) national consultation on the use of artificial intelligence for image analysis in diabetic eye screening

Susannah Rowles, ABCD Honorary Secretary
Thursday, 20th May 2021
  We are looking for any members who may have some unique expertise! The UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) has started a national consultation on the use of artificial intelligence for image analysis in diabetic eye screening.... Read More

Survey: National Diabetes Audit (NDA) specification engagement

Susannah Rowles, ABCD Honorary Secretary
Thursday, 20th May 2021
As the contractual arrangements under which the National Diabetes Audit (NDA) is delivered end in June 2022, the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) is preparing a new specification and package of work for this programme. To aid this,... Read More

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