ABCD Announcements

Updated ABCD Position Statement

Umesh Dashora (ABCD Committee Member, News editor, BJD)
Friday, 24th May 2019
The Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) has updated our position statement on the use of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors in type 1 diabetes. Umesh Dashora, Dipesh C Patel, Robert Gregory, Peter Winocour, Ketan... Read More

Download the winning submissions from the 2019 Rowan Hillson Insulin Safety award

Dr Umesh Dashora
Thursday, 9th May 2019
I am pleased to share the entries which won Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award this year. You might find some of the ideas in these entries quite easy and useful to replicate in your institution. Please e mail me at u.dashora@nhs.... Read More

2018 Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award Winners

Umesh Dashora (ABCD Committee Member, News editor, BJD), Erwin Castro and Debbie Stanisstreet
Monday, 29th April 2019
Announcing the results of this national competition for ‘the best inpatient educational programme for Health Care Professionals’. One winner and two runners up were identified. There were 7 entries, and we are very grateful to Dr Rowan Hillson... Read More

ABCD Nationwide FreeStyle Libre Audit – New Data Deadline - 21st May 2019

Professor Thozhukat Sathyabalan, Clinical Lead, ABCD Nationwide FSL Audit
Tuesday, 23rd April 2019
This next deadline of 21st May for data submission to the ABCD nationwide FreeStyle Libre audit has been set for two reasons.  An updated analysis will be undertaken to form the data that will be presented at the  American... Read More

CREDENCE - Primary renal outcome benefit demonstrated with Canagliflozin 100mg . Published in NEJM April 14th 2019

Peter Winocour (Chairman ABCD, 2008-2011)
Tuesday, 23rd April 2019
Abstract of published paper: In this double-blind, randomized trial, we assigned patients with type 2 diabetes and albuminuric chronic kidney disease to receive canagliflozin, an oral SGLT2 inhibitor, at a dose of 100 mg... Read More

ABCD nationwide FreeStyle Libre audit shows improved diabetes control in people with Type 1 diabetes during the first 6 months of usage

Emma Wilmot, Chair, Diabetes Technology Network
Thursday, 7th March 2019
Press release: Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) nationwide audit of  the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System (Abbott Laboratories) shows improved diabetes control in people with Type 1 diabetes during... Read More

Launch of the ABCD nationwide semaglutide audit at Diabetes UK

Dr Bob Ryder (Website Co-ordinator, Clinical Lead, ABCD Nationwide Audits)
Thursday, 7th March 2019
Today at Diabetes UK, ABCD is pleased to announce the full launch of the nationwide semaglutide audit. As you will know, the clinical trials with semaglutide suggest that it is more effective than the other GLP-1 receptor agonists that we have to... Read More

Release of  “Consensus position statement for Remission of Type 2 diabetes", prepared jointly with Primary Care Diabetes Society

Dr Dinesh Nagi, Chair ABCD Committee
Monday, 4th March 2019
ABCD is delighted to announce the release of  “Consensus position statement for Remission of Type 2 diabetes, prepared jointly with Primary Care Diabetes Society”  We understand the importance of this consensus definition and have... Read More

Diabetes patient groups call on Government to reassure patients on post-Brexit insulin supply

Dr Chris Walton (ex Officio Chairman)
Thursday, 21st February 2019
Two patient groups representing people with diabetes, Diabetes UK and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) have issued a joint statement calling on the Government to present ‘concrete detail’ on its plans to guarantee supply of... Read More

The ASK Study

Dr Bob Ryder (Website Co-ordinator, Clinical Lead, ABCD Nationwide Audits)
Tuesday, 5th February 2019
We would kindly ask you to participate in The ASK Study, a collaborative study of King's College London (UK) and Leeds Beckett University (UK).   The ASK Study is an online questionnaire which explores beliefs about obesity,... Read More

Help us plan future JBDS documents

Dr. Umesh Dashora, ABCD Co-opted - News editor, BJD
Tuesday, 5th February 2019
We are inviting colleagues to help us plan future JBDS documents by completing a short questionnaire. Many thanks to everyone who has fed back already.  

Best Inpatient Diabetes Educational Programme for Health Care Professionals

Professor Mike Sampson (Chair JBDS-IP)
Thursday, 31st January 2019
We are inviting colleagues to submit entries to this year’s competition which will be for the: ‘Best Inpatient Educational Diabetes Programme for Health Care Professionals’ This JBDS – IP project is being led by Umesh Dashora, Debbie... Read More

Increasing the uptake of new technologies in diabetes: Recommended Actions

Dinesh Nagi, Chair ABCD
Wednesday, 16th January 2019
An ABCD workshop looked at what are the barriers to wider adoption of technology in diabetes and how these could be overcome, with a focus on actions that could be taken forward by stakeholders.  Read the report now...

ABCD nationwide FreeStyle Libre audit first data deadline passes successfully – now the audit continues

Dr Bob Ryder (Website Co-ordinator, Clinical Lead, ABCD Nationwide Audits)
Thursday, 20th December 2018
We wish to thank all those who worked so hard to submit data in time for our first deadline, and we are pleased to inform you that we had 216 users from 127 sites in 100 centres contributing data on 2869 patients. Analyses are now being... Read More

Diabetes UK warns of increasing number of children and young adults with Type 2 Diabetes

Dr Ansu Basu ABCD Elected Committee Member
Wednesday, 5th December 2018
Diabetes UK has published a new analysis highlighting that 6,836 children and young adults are reported to have Type 2 diabetes in England and Wales. This figure is far higher than the 715 children and young people under the age of 25 receiving... Read More

RCP council representation

Dinesh Nagi, Chair ABCD
Friday, 30th November 2018
I am delighted to announce that Dr Robert Gregory, Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Leicester Royal Infirmary, has been unanimously chosen to represent the three societies on the RCP council.  Dr Gregory takes over from... Read More

NHS England announces action to reduce variation in access to flash glucose monitoring

Emma Wilmot, Chair, Diabetes Technology Network
Thursday, 29th November 2018
Simon Stevens, the Chief Executive of NHS England has announced that from April 2019, all patients who qualify for access to the flash glucose monitoring device, FreeStyle Libre, will be able to receive it on prescription from their local GP or... Read More

Drugs used in diabetes now make up 11.4% of total primary care net ingredient costs

Ana Pokrajac (ABCD Committee Member and Diabetes UK National Clinical Champion)
Wednesday, 14th November 2018
NHS England have published their latest data on the prescriptions issued in primary care and dispensed in the community in the treatment of diabetes. The report finds that drugs used in diabetes now make up 11.4% of total primary care net... Read More

Understanding Diabetes Campaign Launches

Dinesh Nagi, Chairman ABCD
Wednesday, 14th November 2018
We recently worked with Mediaplanet UK on the 2018 Understanding Diabetes Campaign. A printed publication was enclosed within every copy of The Guardian newspaper and the content available online also at http://www.diabetesadvice.co.uk/... Read More

Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award 2018

Professor Mike Sampson (Chair JBDS-IP)
Thursday, 1st November 2018
We are inviting colleagues to submit entries to this years competition which will be for the ‘Best Inpatient Educational Diabetes Programme for Health Care Professionals. This JBDS – IP project is being led by Umesh Dashora, Debbie... Read More

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