ABCD Announcements

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

Call for Members to support the ACCEA scoring for ABCD

Dr Susannah Rowles, Secretary ABCD
Thursday, 7th January 2021
Calling all ABCD members who hold a National Clinical Excellence Award (CEA) award….. Your help is needed urgently! CEA’s were paused during 2020 due to the pandemic but now the process for citation and ranking of applications has been... Read More

Launch of ABCD worldwide audit of testosterone deficiency in men with type 2 diabetes

Dr Bob Ryder (Website Co-ordinator, Clinical Lead, ABCD Nationwide Audits)
Thursday, 17th December 2020
This week at the ABCD Conference 2020, ABCD is pleased to announce the launch of the ABCD worldwide audit of testosterone deficiency in men with type 2 diabetes.  The condition has a high prevalence - 40% of men with type 2 diabetes have... Read More

Diabetes UK Clinical Champions Announced

Dr Dipesh Patel
Wednesday, 2nd December 2020
Diabetes UK have announced the new cohort of clinical champions to help transform services and improve local care. You may recognise some of your colleagues in the list, please do wish them well and provide local support.

ABCD Integrated Diabetes Survey

Dinesh Nagi, ABCD Ex-Officio Chair
Wednesday, 2nd December 2020
ABCD executive team will be delighted if you can complete this short survey which is designed to gain some early insight into the state of integrated care, both clinical as well as supported by IT in the UK. In addition, we are keen to find out... Read More

DTN-UK Survey

Professor Pratik Choudhary and Dr Sufyan Hussain
Wednesday, 18th November 2020
For the past 6 months or so, we have all been working under exceptional circumstances and in very different ways. In terms of technology and diabetes. We know there have been moves towards virtual working to different degrees in different... Read More

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