ABCD Announcements

Do you provide T2D services to a large Black African-Caribbean community?

Dr Barbara McGowan
Wednesday, 12th May 2021
Would you be interested in being a research centre for a clinical trial of a culturally-tailored T2D self-management programme for Black African-Caribbean adults? Healthy Eating & Active Lifestyles for Diabetes (‘HEAL-D’) is a diabetes self-... Read More

ABCD and Renal Association Standards of Care for Glycaemic Assessment in People with Diabetes on Haemodialysis

Dr Sufyan Hussain and Dr Andrew Frankel
Monday, 10th May 2021
People with diabetes on haemodialysis represent a complex group that are at high-risk for medical complications including hypoglycaemia. Furthermore, these individuals have historically not received the attention to their glycaemic control that... Read More

Spotlight on: The ABCD DIY APS Audit

Dr Thomas Crabtree - ABCD Research Fellow
Wednesday, 5th May 2021
The ABCD DIY APS audit was conceived in 2019 as a way of recording and assessing the real-world clinical outcomes associated with do-it-yourself artificial pancreas systems. These systems are user-created, driven by the #WeAreNotWaiting movement... Read More

2021 London Symposium

Dr Dipesh Patel, ABCD Chair
Tuesday, 27th April 2021
The London Symposium has been a successful whole-day Symposium on the latest aspects of diagnosis and treatments specific to Diabetes.  This year’s symposium, the sixth in the series, is developed around the theme of the “CENTENARY OF INSULIN... Read More

Dr Garry Tan elected as ABCD representative on the Joint Specialist Committee for Endocrinology & Diabetes (JSC) at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP)

Dr Susannah Rowles, Secretary ABCD
Thursday, 22nd April 2021
ABCD is proud to announce the formal election of Dr Garry Tan, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, as our representative on the Joint Specialist Committee for Endocrinology & Diabetes (JSC) at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP... Read More

Apply to join the 2nd cohort of the NDA Quality Improvement Collaboratives by 21 April 2021

Dr Dipesh Patel, ABCD Chair
Wednesday, 14th April 2021
ABCD would like to announce these two QI opportunities from the NDA team for diabetes services and CCG/Healthboards to our members. Please note the tight deadline of 21st April 2021. The National Diabetes Audit (NDA) is keen to support services... Read More

Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award 2022

Professor Ketan Dhatariya (Chair JBDS-IP)
Thursday, 1st April 2021
Due to the pressure on hospital teams during the COVID pandemic, we have postponed the 2021 competition but are launching a revamped award for 2022 which has been amended to take into account the current COVID situation. We are inviting colleagues... Read More

RT-CGM and flash glucose monitoring not recognised By DVLA for G2 Drivers with Insulin Treated Diabetes

Dr Dinesh Nagi, ABCD Ex-Officio Chair
Friday, 19th March 2021
The use of technologies to monitor diabetes is expanding rapidly. The flash glucose monitoring (FSL) is allowed for clinical use in selected group of individuals with type 1 Diabetes in the UK.  In GB, there are 1428 drivers with type 1... Read More

New Guidance from The National Inpatient Diabetes COVID19 Response Group

Professor Gerry Rayman
Friday, 19th March 2021
The National Inpatient Diabetes COVID19 Response Group has published guidance for healthcare professionals on managing hyperglycaemia/diabetes in a COVID Virtual Ward for patients with or without diabetes. This is to support safe management of... Read More

Invitation for trainee in diabetes and endocrinology to join the ABCD academic sub-committee

Dr Parth Narendran, ABCD Committee member
Thursday, 11th March 2021
The newly formed ABCD academic subcommittee are inviting applications from trainees in diabetes and endocrinology to join their board. The committee feel it is important to include and involve trainees in the activities of the sub-group,... Read More

We are looking for a junior doctor to join JBDS

Professor Ketan Dhatariya (Chair JBDS-IP)
Wednesday, 17th February 2021
Junior doctors are invited to apply for a position with the Joint British Diabetes Societies for Inpatient Care (JBDS). This unremunerated post is designed to help refresh and update the existing guidelines that have been produced so far (all found... Read More

Cardiovascular impact of new drugs (GLP-1 and gliflozins): the ABCD position statement

Dr Ansu Basu (Elected Committee Member)
Thursday, 11th February 2021
After a lengthy gestation of a few years whilst new trial data became available, ABCD is, at last, pleased to announce a Position Statement on the Cardiovascular Impact of New Diabetes Medications – DPP-IV inhibitors, GLP-1 receptor agonists and... Read More

Vitamin d and Covid-19 Survey

Professor Edward Jude
Monday, 1st February 2021
The Covid-19 pandemic has caused devastation across the globe and the virus seems to be spreading unabated. It has been demonstrated that countries that are most affected are the ones that are in colder climates mainly and it is thought that the... Read More

ABCD seeks new honorary Treasurer and General Secretary

Dr Dipesh Patel, ABCD Chair
Thursday, 28th January 2021
Following the completion of the terms of office of two of the ABCD officers, we are now seeking nominations and inviting applications from members to stand for election for the following positions. ABCD Honorary Treasurer (role... Read More

Vacancy on SCE Endocrinology & Diabetes Exam Board

Professor Ketan Dhatariya, Chair of the Examination Board for the Specialist Clinical Exam
Wednesday, 27th January 2021
This is unique opportunity for someone to join the Specialist Clinic Exam board. Ideally the person will be a generalist, practicing day to day diabetes and endocrinology. However, recognised expertise in any particular field of our speciality will... Read More

Abbott Diabetes Care to donate FreeStyle Libre 1 sensors to NHS Trusts

Dr Pratik Choudhary
Tuesday, 26th January 2021
With over 30,000 people admitted to hospital with Covid-19, and up to a third of them with diabetes, we know you are working flat out. With the use of steroids in many patients, the need for glucose monitoring to support care in hospital and support... Read More

Covid-19 update: Guidance and Resources for primary care and patients

Dr Dipesh Patel, ABCD Chair
Friday, 22nd January 2021
The statement from PCDS, supported by ABCD and Diabetes UK contains useful updated information to share with community colleagues and patients.  

London COVID-19 dexamethasone and hyperglycaemia: diabetes de-escalation guidance

Dr Dipesh Patel, ABCD Chair
Friday, 22nd January 2021
Released on 20th January 2021 by London NHS, London COVID-19 dexamethasone and hyperglycaemia: diabetes de-escalation guidance is now available for download.

ABCD and ABHI Position on Insulin Pumps

Professor Pratik Choudhary, DTN-UK Chair
Tuesday, 19th January 2021
ABCD and ABHI have released a joint position statement "Supporting Management of People with diabetes using Out-of-Warranty Pumps while Ensuring Appropriate Patient Choice". The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all diabetes outpatient services, but... Read More

Covid wave 2

Dr Dipesh Patel
Tuesday, 12th January 2021
This new year, we find ourselves in perilous times managing a recurrent viral surge (resulting from a mutated strain) which seems to be steeper than the last. Vulnerable elderly people and front-line staff are actively being vaccinated, but we seem... Read More

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