ABCD Announcements

DTN Statement - Coronavirus: Insulin pump warranties and insulin pump/CGM consumables

Dr Alistair Lumb
Wednesday, 25th March 2020
DTN-UK have been in contact with all companies supplying insulin pump, continuous glucose monitoring and flash glucose monitoring in the UK at this time. We can reassure all users of diabetes technology that none of these companies are... Read More

Suspension of National Clinical Excellence Awards competition

Professor Stephen Bain
Tuesday, 24th March 2020
The Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) has suspended applications for the 2020 competition.

CPD requirements and the impact of COVID-19

Dr Rob Gregory
Monday, 23rd March 2020
Announcement by the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians, 19 March 2020 We are writing to you to provide clarification and reassurance regarding the CPD credit requirements in the current climate. We are aware that some of you will be... Read More

Collaboration with cardio-renal groups

Dr Dipesh Patel
Tuesday, 17th March 2020
ABCD are formally collaborating with UK cardio-renal groups to improve understanding of the disease area, to help produce recommendations to improve patient care and joint education at the British Cardiovascular Society event. Further... Read More

Specialty guides for patient management during the coronavirus pandemic

Dinesh Nagi, Chair ABCD
Tuesday, 17th March 2020
Please see the specialty guides for patient management during the coronavirus pandemic, issued by the NHS on 16/3/2020. General and internal medicine and coronavirus Diabetes and coronavirus - updated 19/03/2020 ITU and... Read More

ABCD postpone all upcoming meetings

Dinesh Nagi
Tuesday, 17th March 2020
ABCD has made the decision to postpone annual DTN/ABCD and regional meetings for 2020 in the wake of Covid-19 virus. Last updated: 17 March 2020 The country remains in the grip of Corona virus and it would appear that the... Read More

Online education module produced for the Royal College of Midwives

Umesh Dashora
Thursday, 12th March 2020
The diabetes-in-pregnancy work is Diabetes Care Trust's first sponsored project which was conceived by Huw Alban Davies, chair of the DCT and developed and completed with a positive result. ABCD helped produce an online diabetes course for... Read More

New ABCD Resource: SGLT-2 inhibitors in people with type 2 diabetes

Umesh Dashora
Thursday, 12th March 2020
Two of ABCDs core objectives are to ensure the highest quality of care for patients with diabetes and to provide a resource of information not only for our members but also the wider multidisciplinary team and colleagues providing care for people... Read More

Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award 2019 - Extended Deadline

Professor Ketan Dhatariya (Chair JBDS-IP)
Monday, 24th February 2020
  We are inviting colleagues to submit entries to this year’s competition which will be for the: ‘Best Perioperative Pathway for People with Diabetes’ This JBDS – IP project is being led by Umesh Dashora, Debbie... Read More

World Diabetic Foot Day

Dinesh Nagi, Chair ABCD
Friday, 24th January 2020
The World Diabetic Foot Day will be held at the EWMA 2020 Conference in London on 15 May 2020. What to expect The objective of the World Diabetic Foot Day is to look into what has been achieved so far within the management of... Read More

JBDS guideline review

Professor Ketan Dhatariya (Chair JBDS-IP)
Thursday, 16th January 2020
JBDS would like to use a broader approach to updating existing guidelines and would welcome ABCD participation.  Any comment on the use of the guideline or any audit data would be particularly helpful.  Comments would be collated and... Read More

JBDS Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award 2019 - Best Perioperative Pathway for People with Diabetes’

Professor Ketan Dhatariya (Chair JBDS-IP)
Monday, 13th January 2020
This JBDS – IP project is being led by Umesh Dashora, Debbie Stanisstreet, and Erwin Castro. The submissions will be judged against predetermined criteria, by an independent panel chaired by Rowan Hillson, and the winner will be presented with... Read More

Applications for ABCD Officer/ Committee positions

Dinesh Nagi, Chair ABCD
Thursday, 5th December 2019
  Following the completion of the terms of office of a number of ABCD committee members and officers, we are now seeking nominations and inviting applications from members to stand for election for the following positions... Read More

DTN-UK Win QiC Special Judges Award

Dr Emma Wilmot
Friday, 22nd November 2019
The Diabetes Technology Network UK (DTN-UK) has won the Judges' Special Award at the 2019 Quality in Care Diabetes Awards. The judges commented "DTN UK have achieved a great deal in a short time in an area that has great need around evolving... Read More

Time To Join The ABCD Nationwide Semaglutide Audit

Dr Bob Ryder (Website Co-ordinator, Clinical Lead, ABCD Nationwide Audits)
Thursday, 14th November 2019
As Semaglutide is now on most formularies, ABCD would like to encourage you to join in the nationwide audit. Semaglutide has been shown to be more effective than other GLP-1 receptor agonists, both at improving HbA1c and reducing weight.  ... Read More

Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award 2019

Dr Ketan Dhatariya (Chair JBDS-IP)
Friday, 13th September 2019
We are inviting colleagues to submit entries to this year’s competition which will be for the: ‘Best Perioperative Pathway for People with Diabetes’ This JBDS – IP project is being led by Umesh Dashora, Debbie Stanisstreet, and Erwin... Read More

Analyse your own - ABCD nationwide semaglutide audit

Dr Bob Ryder (Website Co-ordinator, Clinical Lead, ABCD Nationwide Audits)
Monday, 9th September 2019
Semaglutide is now on most formularies.  It is easy to analyse your own results in the on-line ABCD semaglutide audit tool as shown in the how to do it video tutorial. Some CCGs are requesting local audit and the tool facilitates this... Read More

Videos -how to analyse your data in the Freestyle Libre audit

Emma Wilmot, Elected committee member
Thursday, 5th September 2019
ABCD is pleased to announce the creation of a series of “how to do it” videos demonstrating how centres can analyse their own data in the Freestyle Libre audit and indeed in all  the ABCD nationwide audits. You can see these videos through... Read More

ABCD Nationwide FreeStyle Libre Audit – New Data Deadline - 2nd October 2019

Professor Thozhukat Sathyabalan, Clinical Lead, ABCD Nationwide FSL Audit
Wednesday, 4th September 2019
This next deadline of October 2 for data submission to the ABCD nationwide FreeStyle Libre audit has been set with the aim of achieving a data analysis with a view to submitting an abstract from the audit for submission to Diabetes UK... Read More

1 week to go - nominate your colleagues for a QiC Diabetes 2019 award - closing date 31 July

Dinesh Nagi, Chair
Wednesday, 24th July 2019
Quality in Care Diabetes 2019 Award nominations open, recognise your colleagues today Open for nomination until 31 July Do you have a local diabetes healthcare professional who has succeeded in raising standards of care over and... Read More

Information for HCPs

COVID-19 Information for Healthcare Professionals