ABCD Announcements

BBC news item – first patient in ABCD End-OSA study

Dr Mahi Yadagiri (ABCD Research Fellow)
Monday, 1st August 2016
See:  On 3 June 2016 the first patient in the ABCD Endobarrier in obstructive sleep apnoea (End-OSA study) was started on her Endobarrier treatment.  The BBC interviewed the patient and filmed the... Read More

Diabetes UK State of the Nation report

Caroline Day (Consultant Editor, BJD)
Sunday, 17th July 2016
Diabetes UK launched the 2016 State of the Nation report at the House of Commons on 13th July amid the Westminster bustle of David Cameron’s final Prime Minister’s questions (PMQ)  and the fevered anticipation of who would be in Mrs May’s... Read More

New and Emerging Glucose Monitoring Technologies

Dr Chris Walton (Chairman ABCD, 2011-2014)
Saturday, 2nd July 2016
The NIHR Horizon Scanning Research and Intelligence Centre has published a horizon scanning review on new and emerging non-invasive glucose monitoring technologies in development for people with diabetes. The report also summarises the views... Read More

BBC news item following ABCD Endobarrier study

Dr Bob Ryder (Website Co-ordinator, Clinical Lead, ABCD Nationwide Audits)
Monday, 6th June 2016
See: HERE On 22 April 2016 the 1 year results of ABCD’s REVISE-Diabesity research study of Endobarrier treatment for diabetes and obesity were presented at the ABCD Spring meeting in Manchester. In view of the outcome of the study, BBC Midlands... Read More

Pioglitazone Use and Bladder Cancer Risk

Dr Alison Gallagher (ABCD committee member)
Wednesday, 25th May 2016
The possible link between pioglitazone exposure and the risk of bladder cancer has been contentious for a number of years. ABCD has now responded to the recent BMJ paper on the use of pioglitazone and bladder cancer risk. The emergence of recent... Read More

IDEA Diabetes Safety Campaign

Dr Kath Higgins. ABCD member
Sunday, 22nd May 2016
A drive to improve the care of people with diabetes admitted to Leicester’s hospitals has been launched. Two initiatives have been set up to help doctors at the University Hospital of Leicester NHS Trust improve their understanding and knowledge... Read More

ABCD position statement – type 1 standards of care

Dr Patrick Sharp (Former Honorary Secretary, ABCD, 2011 - 2015)
Sunday, 22nd May 2016
The Association continues to champion the cause of best care for people with type 1 diabetes. Work is ongoing to ensure that the distinct needs of this group are recognised within the modern commissioning landscape. This document outlines the basics... Read More

Endocrinology, diabetes and genomics

Professor Neil Gittoes (ABCD Member)
Sunday, 22nd May 2016
Clinicians have always personalised patient management. There is a growing momentum to improve this further through the integration of genomic information into clinical care. This will incorporate powerful new tools through which clinicians can... Read More

Insulin Pump Network Presentations

Dr Andy Macklin (ABCD committee member and Social Media Lead)
Friday, 20th May 2016
We are pleased to be able to share a few of the superb presentations from the launch meeting of the Insulin Pump Network. Click HERE

ABCD Clinical & Commissioning Live - 23 June 2016

Dr Rob Gregory (Chairman, ABCD)
Wednesday, 18th May 2016
Do you work in London, East Midlands, West Midlands or Yorkshire & Humberside? If so this is definitely for you - you are invited to take part in a new ABCD event in the calendar. This hub-and-spoke event has been designed in partnership with... Read More

Winners of the Rowan Hillson Insulin Safety Award 2015

Professor Mike Sampson (Chair, JBDS - IP)
Monday, 4th April 2016
The Joint British Diabetes Societies for Inpatient Care (JBDS) is pleased to announce the results Rowan Hillson Insulin safety award (2015): UK Inpatient Hypoglycaemia Avoidance Initiative. We have a winner and a runner-up. We are very grateful to... Read More

NCEPOD and perioperative diabetes care

Dr Gerry Rayman (NaDIA lead clinician; Committee member, ABCD)
Tuesday, 22nd March 2016
We are delighted to let members know that the National Confidential Enquiry on Perioperative Deaths (NCEPOD) has agreed that our joint proposal on the peri-operative management of the patient with diabetes will be a topic for this year’s audit. We... Read More

ABCD website announcements and news items prior to 20 March 2016

Dr Bob Ryder (Website Co-ordinator, Clinical Lead, ABCD Nationwide Audits)
Sunday, 20th March 2016
ABCD website announcements and news items prior to 20 March 2016 can be found if you click here. There was one from Richard Greenwood on 17 April 2004 but after that the announcements started on 1 December 2010 and there are many announcements... Read More


ABCD organises a range of courses, meetings and events to support clinicians and healthcare professionals working in the field of Diabetes.       The ABCD IPN UK Team Education Days 6th January 2017 in Derby & 10th... Read More

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