ABCD Announcements

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

JBDS New document : A good Inpatient Diabetes Service

Professor Mike Sampson (Chair JBDS-IP)
Tuesday, 23rd July 2019
A good inpatient diabetes service is a summary of best practice in adult inpatient diabetes care, based on the suite of Joint British Diabetes Societies (JBDS) for Inpatient Care guidelines which have been published since 2011. As well... Read More

Diabetes Technology Network Update and East of England Workshop

Emma Wilmot
Thursday, 11th July 2019
At the national DTN day, Dr Pratik Choudhary from King’s college London took over as the chair of DTN from Dr Emma Wilmott. , with Dr Alistair Lumb from Oxford taking over as Vice chair.  DTN is very happy with the uptake and... Read More

ABCD at 10 Downing Street

Dr Emma Wilmot
Tuesday, 2nd July 2019
Dr Dinesh Nagi, ABCD chair, Dr Pratik Choudhary and Dr Emma Wilmot, ABCD DTN-UK chair and ex-chair and ABCD trustee Ketan Dhataryia were invited to Downing Street by Prime Minister, Theresa May. They attended a Reception at Number 10 which... Read More

CGM pregnancy guidance offered as specialists share knowledge in new partnership

Dinesh Nagi, Chair ABCD
Friday, 21st June 2019
Expert advice on continuous glucose monitoring in women with type 1 diabetes during pregnancy will be offered at a leading conference ahead of a national rollout. Access to specialist diabetes knowledge at Diabetes Professional Care 2019 (... Read More

ABCD audit of FreeStyle Libre device for flash glucose monitoring shows improved diabetes control in Type 1 diabetes and fewer hospital admissions

Dr Chris Walton (ex Officio Chairman)
Tuesday, 11th June 2019
A national UK audit of the first technology device allowed to be prescribed for people with Type 1 Diabetes, presented at the American Diabetes Association in San Francisco, shows important benefits both in lowering glucose levels in those with... Read More

DUK call on NHS to do more for the mental health of people with diabetes

Dr Ansu Basu Elected Committee Member
Monday, 10th June 2019
On 14 May, Diabetes UK launched a report on mental health and diabetes which shows that 7 out of 10 people have felt overwhelmed by the demands of living with diabetes and three quarters of people with diabetes can't get the emotional and mental... Read More

National Diabetes Inpatient Audit reveals slow increases in specialist staff numbers and use of electronic prescribing in 2018

Dr Dipesh Patel, Elected Honorary Meetings Secretary
Monday, 10th June 2019
NHS Digital have released the latest figures from the National Diabetes Inpatient Audit (NaDIA). The NaDIA measures the quality of diabetes care provided to people with diabetes while they are admitted to hospital whatever the cause, and aims to... Read More

Simon Stevens: Obesity has become the “new smoking”

Dr Bob Ryder (Website Co-ordinator, Clinical Lead, ABCD Nationwide Audits)
Tuesday, 4th June 2019
Simon Stevens, Chief Executive, NHS England, has warned, that “obesity is the new smoking”, after calculations showed that cancers caused by obesity will increase by 62 per cent by the end of the next decade. Some 360,000 people in Britain will... Read More

NHS England announces new online support for people living with type 2 diabetes

Dr Susannah Rowles, Honorary General Secretary
Tuesday, 4th June 2019
NHS advice will be offered online to people with type 2 diabetes to help them manage their condition via a first of its kind service. The new offer, will mean people with type 2 diabetes have evidence-based information and support available at... Read More

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