ABCD Announcements

ABCD UK nationwide Freestyle Libre Audit team reveal new data at ADA demonstrating better glucose control and fewer hospital admissions for people with Type 1 diabetes

Dr Chris Walton (ex Officio Chairman)
Tuesday, 16th June 2020
NEW ABCD AUDIT DATA demonstrate better glucose control and fewer hospital admissions for people with type 1 diabetes using the FLASH glucose monitoring system People in the UK living with Type 1 diabetes who use the FreeStyle Libre system... Read More

Donation of Freestyle Libre Sensors

Dr Pratik Choudhary, DTN-UK Chair
Wednesday, 10th June 2020
We are really pleased to announce that following a request to Abbott Diabetes Care from the Diabetes Technology Network, Abbott’s Diabetes Care division have very kindly donated 6500 FreeStyle Libre sensors to be used by NHS Trusts during the... Read More

Opportunity for ABCD Members feedback on the forthcoming ADA conference

Dipesh Patel, ABCD Chair
Monday, 8th June 2020
An opportunity for our consultants to feedback valuable nuggets from the forthcoming ADA conference on 12-16th June has become available via the Diabetes Professional Conference (DPC). This would take an interview style format in an... Read More

BJD Editorial: Supporting people with diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic without face-to-face appointments

Dinesh Nagi, ABCD Ex-Officio Chair
Thursday, 28th May 2020
The British Journal of Diabetes (BJD) has published an Editorial "Supporting people with diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic without face-to-face appointments" which is available online now. Read this important editorial authored by ... Read More

Diabetes UK urges people with diabetes to look after their feet

Andrew Macklin, ABCD Honorary Treasurer
Wednesday, 27th May 2020
Diabetes complications can still arise, even with the country in lockdown. It is important that people with diabetes take care of their feet and seek medical help if they see any early signs of a problem. Diabetes foot services are still... Read More

RCP Excellence in Patient Care Awards 2020 Winners Announced

Andrew Macklin
Thursday, 21st May 2020
The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) have recently announced the winners of the RCP Excellence in Patient Care Awards 2020 #EPCA2020 We are delighted to congratulate our colleagues, led by Dr Emma Wilmot, who have won the digital... Read More

ABCD workgroup start work on guidance for the recovery of Diabetes Services

Dinesh Nagi
Wednesday, 20th May 2020
As we enter the beginning of the end of the first phase of coronavirus epidemic, clinical teams both in specialist centres and primary care need to start focussing on recovery of diabetes services with immediate effect. Specialist teams... Read More

Relationship between diabetes and COVID-19

Dinesh Nagi
Friday, 15th May 2020
ABCD is alarmed by NHS data reports that a quarter of those who sadly died from Covid-19 had diabetes. News published by media outlets yesterday, it was reported that between 31 March and 12 May, 5,873 people with diabetes died,... Read More

FDIME Announces Research Grants in 2020

Susannah Rowles
Wednesday, 13th May 2020
The Foundation for the Development of Internal Medicine in Europe (FDIME) is offering Research Grants to Young Internists (up to age 38 yrs) to study in research projects including all fields of General Internal Medicine, particularly... Read More

Applications to join the ABCD committee

Susannah Rowles, General Secretary
Thursday, 7th May 2020
  We are currently seeking applications for two new ABCD committee members. All members of ABCD are eligible for application and should be proposed and seconded by other current members of ABCD. To apply simply complete the... Read More

ABCD announcement regarding SGLT-2 inhibitors in people with type I and type 2 diabetes

Umesh Dashora
Thursday, 7th May 2020
People with type 1 diabetes who are taking SGLT-2 inhibitors (Dapagliflozin, Empagliflozin, Canagliflozin and Ertuglifozin) are at risk of developing diabetic ketoacidosis during any illness. During the Coronavirus epidemic there are some... Read More

A Covid-19 Response Action – Diabetes Management in Care Homes

Dinesh Nagi
Tuesday, 28th April 2020
A National Stakeholders Covid-19 Response Group Interim Guidance developed by JBDS-IP, ABCD, Diabetes UK and diabetes FRAIL This guidance is designed to support clinical decision-making in care homes. As such, the guidance will take into... Read More

Survey: Life as a Diabetologist during the COVID-19 pandemic

Susannah Rowles
Monday, 27th April 2020
In the midst the Covid-19 pandemic ABCD is uniquely placed to obtain a “snap shot” of what life as a Diabetologist looks like now. Equipped with this information we will be able to feed back and influence bodies as Royal College of... Read More

Diabetes UK urges the Muslim community to stay safe and ‘fighting fit’ during Ramadan

Andrew Macklin
Thursday, 23rd April 2020
Diabetes UK has teamed up with UK pro boxer Muhammad Ali to share their five top tips to help support the Muslim community with diabetes to stay healthy during Ramadan – and to mark the occasion safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ramadan... Read More

Listen Now - COVID-19: How vulnerable are people with diabetes?

Dipesh Patel
Thursday, 23rd April 2020
The Guardian's Sarah Boseley speaks to ABCD Meeting Secretary, Dr Dipesh Patel about the effects of Covid-19 on people with diabetes, including the role that glucose levels and a high BMI might play. Listen now

NDCMP Mentor and Mentee Orientation Workshop, 11th November 2020

Baldev Singh
Thursday, 23rd April 2020
  The aim of the National Diabetes Consultants’ Mentorship Programme (NDCMP) Orientation Workshop is to introduce prospective mentors and mentees to the aims and objectives of the programme and to enable informed participation in... Read More

Maintaining and delivering diabetes services during COVID-19 Pandemic

Dinesh Nagi
Monday, 6th April 2020
ABCD has been working with the In-Patient Diabetes lead for Diabetes UK, Prof Gerry Rayman, and a group of Specialists in Diabetes to produce much needed guidance describing the maintenance and delivery of specialist diabetes services during... Read More

Diabetes UK launches rapid response call for research applications into COVID-19 and diabetes

Andrew Macklin
Friday, 3rd April 2020
  Media Release from Diabetes UK £100,000 grant could help answer vital questions about COVID-19 and diabetes In light of the urgency around COVID-19, applications will undergo a one stage, rapid review, process... Read More

DTN-UK Update: Coronavirus

Dr Alistair Lumb
Thursday, 2nd April 2020
We at DTN-UK hope that you are managing in the current challenging environment. We have been continuing to work hard this week to ensure ongoing support for clinical teams at this busy time. Many of us are getting pulled away from specialty... Read More

New Standards of Care for Type 1 Diabetes

Anne Kilvert, Rob Gregory, Angus Jones et al.
Monday, 30th March 2020
The new edition of ABCD ‘Standards of care for the management of adults with type 1 diabetes’ is now available on the website, along with a short summary of the recommendations from each section. The full version provides comprehensive... Read More

Information for HCPs

COVID-19 Information for Healthcare Professionals