ABCD Announcements

Important information regarding the reformulation of Ribena Blackcurrant

Dinesh Nagi, Chairman ABCD
Friday, 26th January 2018
Lucozade Ribena Suntory (LRS) have announced the important changes that will happen to Ribena blackcurrant in February 2018. This follows the changes made to Lucozade Energy in 2017.  LRS are reducing the sugar content of Ribena blackcurrant by... Read More

RCP QI Hub/Diabetes UK - Improving care in inpatient diabetes

Peter Winocour (Chairman ABCD, 2008-2011)
Friday, 19th January 2018
The Royal College of Physicians’ QI Hub, in conjunction with Diabetes UK, will be running a rescheduled quality improvement collaborative for clinicians and their teams working in inpatient diabetes from March—October 2018. For further information... Read More

ACCEA announcement

Professor Alan Sinclair, ABCD Committee member - Lead for ACCEA
Tuesday, 16th January 2018
Please be aware that the 2018 Clinical Excellence Awards round will open on Tuesday 13 February and will close at 5:00pm on Thursday 12 April. ACCEA will accept applications for new national awards and from those due to renew their award in 2018... Read More

Time To Join ABCD Nationwide FreeStyle Libre Audit

Professor Thozhukat Sathyapalan, Clinical Lead, ABCD Nationwide FSL Audit
Tuesday, 16th January 2018
Clinical staff using FreeStyle Libre should now start collecting data for the FreeStyle Libre nationwide audit. The online tool for data entry is currently being developed on N3 and we are uncertain when this will be ready, but the data can be... Read More

ABCD T1 DCC-UK January 2018 Newsletter

Rob Gregory - Ex-officio Chair, ABCD Committee
Wednesday, 10th January 2018
The ABCD T1 DCC-UK January 2018 Newsletter is now available to read online.

The 2017 Rowan Hillson Inpatient safety award

Professor Mike Sampson (Chair, JBDS - IP)
Tuesday, 19th December 2017
We are inviting colleagues to submit entries to this competition: Improving Inpatient Diabetes Safety: Best Digital Initiative. This JBDS – IP project is being led by our colleagues Umesh Dashora, Debbie Stanisstreet, and Erwin Castro.  The... Read More

All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Diabetes

Anna Pokrajac, Committee Member, ABCD
Tuesday, 5th December 2017
APPG for Diabetes met at the House of Parliament on 29/11/2017. To see video footage from the event click the images at the end of the article. The group was chaired by Rt Hon Keith Vaz. Speakers included: Patient Representative Gwynne Pickering... Read More

The RCP Future Hospitals Programme

Dinesh Nagi, ABCD Chair
Friday, 1st December 2017
The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) Future Hospital Programme has launched its final report this week and this provides an opportunity for the RCP to look back at the considerable impact that the programme has had. The Future Hospital Commission... Read More

Global prevalence of diabetes continues to rise

Dinesh Nagi, ABCD Chair
Thursday, 30th November 2017
To mark World Diabetes Day, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) published new estimates on the global prevalence of diabetes, indicating that 1 in 11 adults are currently living with diabetes, 10 million more than in 2015. The new estimate... Read More

ABCD Autumn Meeting on Storify

Andrew Macklin
Friday, 17th November 2017
If you missed the ABCD Autumn Meeting, or want to review the day, the conference is now on Storify.

Launch Of The ABCD Nationwide FreeStyle Libre Audit

Emma Wilmot, Insulin Pump Network Chair
Thursday, 16th November 2017
ABCD is pleased to announce the launch of the ABCD Nationwide FreeStyle Libre audit and would like to invite you to take part. This audit is ABCD’s first of a device rather than a pharmaceutical agent, but nevertheless the principles remain the... Read More

JBDS - IP guidelines are being well used

Dr Bob Ryder (Website Co-ordinator, Clinical Lead, ABCD Nationwide Audits)
Wednesday, 8th November 2017
The joint British Diabetes Societies for inpatient care group (JBDS - IP) were interested to know the extent to which their guidelines have been downloaded from the ABCD website and so we investigated - click here to see the... Read More

Improving care for people with Diabetes when in hospital

Peter Winocour (Chairman ABCD, 2008-2011)
Friday, 6th October 2017
RCP QI Hub – Supporting teams to improve care for people with diabetes when in hospital Would you like to:  … gain a better understanding of how to interpret the findings from your data?  ... learn how to facilitate changes and improvements... Read More

NICE guideline publication - Type 2 diabetes: prevention in people at high risk

Peter Winocour (Chairman ABCD, 2008-2011)
Wednesday, 20th September 2017
This guideline covers how to identify adults at high risk of type 2 diabetes. It aims to remind practitioners that age is no barrier to being at high risk of, or developing, the condition. It also aims to help them provide those at high risk... Read More

JBDS DKA condensed management charts - New Updated Version August 2017

Dr Parijat De, ABCD member
Thursday, 24th August 2017
A New Updated Version of the condensed and abbreviated version of the original JBDS DKA management and monitoring chart has been piloted and successfully used in Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust. Please click on the link HERE for more... Read More

IDF Europe prize in diabetes 2017 - Young researcher award

Rob Gregory - Ex-officio Chair, ABCD Committee
Tuesday, 15th August 2017
Rewarding Excellence, Innovation and Commitment in Diabetes Since 2012, The International Diabetes Federation European Region (IDF Europe) has recognised excellence, innovation and commitment in diabetes through the IDF Europe Prizes in... Read More

The latest version of the Royal College of Physician’s (RCP)

Dinesh Nagi, Chair ABCD
Tuesday, 1st August 2017
The latest version of the Royal College of Physician’s (RCP) Medical Care which has been published and is live. Medical Care is a web based planning resource produced by RCP in partnership with UK’s medical specialty societies. The updated version... Read More

ABCD-RA lipid guidelines

Consultant Editor, BJD
Tuesday, 4th July 2017
The ABCD-RA clinical practice guidelines on lipid management in adults with diabetes and nephropathy and/or CKD were published at the end of June: a summary of the guidance is in the British Journal of Diabetes and the full guidelines can be... Read More

Launch of ABCD Nationwide IDegLira Audit

Dr Ansu Basu (ABCD committee member)
Wednesday, 5th April 2017
ABCD is pleased to announce the launch of the ABCD nationwide IDegLira (Xultophy) audit and would like to invite you to take part. The clinical trials of IDegLira seem to show in those uncontrolled on basal insulin (20-50units), IDegLira showed... Read More

Launch of ABCD Empagliflozin Audit

Dr Bob Ryder (Website Co-ordinator, Clinical Lead, ABCD Nationwide Audits)
Wednesday, 22nd March 2017
ABCD is pleased to announce the launch of the ABCD nationwide empagliflozin audit and would like to invite all ABCD members to take part. With the launch of this audit we now have parallel audits of all three SGLT2 inhibitors allowing us in... Read More

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