ABCD Announcements

QiC Diabetes Awards

Dr Dipesh Patel, ABCD Chair
Thursday, 29th July 2021
Do you know an outstanding Educator in UK or Ireland? Do you work with an exceptional diabetes healthcare professional who deserves to be recognised? Are you aware of a diabetes hero (non-professional) who is incredibly special and has... Read More

New digital leaflet for people with diabetes awaiting surgery

Professor Gerry Rayman
Wednesday, 14th July 2021
Every year over 300,000 elective operations take place on people with diabetes. Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT) has worked together with a small group of clinicians, made up of doctors, anaesthetists and a psychologist, to produce a leaflet for... Read More

DTN-UK Launch New Webinar Series

Dr Sufyan Hussain, DTN-UK Committee Member
Tuesday, 13th July 2021
Overview of hybrid closed loops - key concepts, options available and choosing the right system Wednesday 21st July 2021, 17.00 - 18.30 The DTN-UK are delighted to launch a three-part webinar series on hybrid-closed loop systems. The... Read More

Diabetes UK announce new campaign: Diabetes is Serious

Dr Dipesh Patel, ABCD Chair
Wednesday, 7th July 2021
Diabetes UK have announced the launch of their new campaign Diabetes is Serious, which aims to highlight the learnings and insights from their Diabetes Can't Wait report about the experiences people with diabetes have had during the coronavirus... Read More

Flash glucose monitoring use associated with a reduction in diabetes distress

Professor Thozhukat Sathyapalan, Clinical Lead, ABCD Nationwide FSL Audit
Thursday, 1st July 2021
Users of the FreeStyle Libre system in the UK show improvements in glycaemic control and awareness of hypoglycaemia which are associated with improvement in diabetes-related distress, according to a new study1 by Dr Harshal Deshmukh, from Hull... Read More

Launch of NHS Digital Weight Management Programme

Professor Johnathan Valabhji, ABCD Co-opted Committee Member
Thursday, 1st July 2021
A new 12 week NHS Digital Weight Management Programme (DWMP) has formally launched today for people living with obesity and diabetes or hypertension. Referrals are via general practice. The slide below explains how this fits into existing weight... Read More

Launch of the ABCD nationwide oral semaglutide audit at ADA 2021

Dr Bob Ryder (Website Co-ordinator, Clinical Lead, ABCD Nationwide Audits)
Tuesday, 29th June 2021
Today at ADA 2021, ABCD is pleased to announce the launch of the ABCD nationwide oral semaglutide audit. As you will know, the clinical trials with semaglutide suggest that it may be more effective than the other GLP-1 receptor agonists. ... Read More

Semaglutide use is associated with significant reductions in weight and HbA1c in the real-world: Results from the ABCD audit

Dr Thomas Crabtree & Dr Bob Ryder
Monday, 28th June 2021
We are pleased to be presenting our first analysis from the ABCD Semaglutide audit at the American Diabetes Association Scientific Session virtual session this weekend. Our real-world cohort was heavier with higher baseline HbA1c levels than... Read More

Empagliflozin use is associated with reduction in alanine aminotransferase: insights from ABCD audit data practice

Dr Thomas Crabtree & Dr Bob Ryder
Monday, 28th June 2021
The ABCD Empagliflozin audit has provided valuable insights into empagliflozin use in UK based real-world practice. Additionally, data from the other SGLT2 audit programmes has demonstrated reductions in ALT as a marker of liver inflammation... Read More

RCP Webinar: Building your career as an SAS doctor

Dr Rob Gregory, Ex-officio Chair, ABCD Committee
Thursday, 24th June 2021
SAS doctors play a vital role in the delivery of NHS services but can sometimes be overlooked when it comes to career development and recognition.   Join this webinar to hear from the chair of the RCP SAS doctor network and senior RCP... Read More

Quality in Care Diabetes 2021: Deadline Extended

Dr Dipesh Patel, ABCD Chair
Thursday, 17th June 2021
Entries and now open for Quality in Care Diabetes 2021, the prestigious UK & Ireland awards, which since 2011 have been recognising, rewarding and sharing initiatives that improve the quality of life for people living with diabetes. The... Read More

UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) national consultation on the use of artificial intelligence for image analysis in diabetic eye screening

Susannah Rowles, ABCD Honorary Secretary
Thursday, 20th May 2021
  We are looking for any members who may have some unique expertise! The UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) has started a national consultation on the use of artificial intelligence for image analysis in diabetic eye screening.... Read More

Survey: National Diabetes Audit (NDA) specification engagement

Susannah Rowles, ABCD Honorary Secretary
Thursday, 20th May 2021
As the contractual arrangements under which the National Diabetes Audit (NDA) is delivered end in June 2022, the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) is preparing a new specification and package of work for this programme. To aid this,... Read More

ABCD Diabetes and COVID National Diabetes Audit - Two Papers Published

Dr Rustam Rea, Clinical Lead, ABCD Diabetes and COVID National Diabetes Audit
Wednesday, 19th May 2021
The ABCD Diabetes and COVID National Diabetes Audit is still live.  We have now published 2 papers: an analysis of the clinical characteristics of nearly 200 people with Type 1 diabetes and their outcomes (Diabetologia - http://link.... Read More

Re-launch of ABCD worldwide audit of testosterone deficiency in men with type 2 diabetes

Professor Hugh Jones, President of The Androgen Society
Wednesday, 19th May 2021
Commencement of the ABCD worldwide audit of testosterone deficiency in men with type 2 diabetes was held up by the recent COVID-19 pandemic surge.  With the subsiding of that surge, ABCD would now like to invite you to join the audit... Read More

DCT and ABCD Research Grant open for applications

Dr Parth Narendran, ABCD Academic Committee
Tuesday, 18th May 2021
We are proud to launch a new grant funding scheme from The Association of British Clinical Diabetologists and The Diabetes Care Trust for high quality clinically based studies costing upto £50,000. We would particularly like to encourage... Read More

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

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