ABCD Announcements

NDA report for 2015-16 published

Dr Rob Gregory (Chairman, ABCD)
Wednesday, 1st February 2017
Members working in England and Wales can now access the first report from the National Diabetes Audit for 2015-16. I encourage you to look at data for your own CCGs and trusts to see how you compare with your peers.  These data are... Read More

2017 Clinical Excellence Awards

Professor Alan Sinclair (ABCD lead for CEA)
Thursday, 26th January 2017
2017 Clinical Excellence Awards - for ABCD members applying for National Awards. The 2017 round opens on Tuesday 28th February 2017 and closes at 17.00 on Tuesday 25th April 2017. As before, ABCD will provide support to members who wish to make a... Read More

Darzi Fellowship programme – insulin pumps

Dr Emma Wilmot (Chair, ABCD Insulin Pump Network)
Tuesday, 17th January 2017
Applications are being taken for a project to improve access to medical technology, specifically insulin pump therapy for adults with T1DM. The project has been shortlisted for the Darzi Fellowship programme in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Applications... Read More

The 2016 Rowan Hillson Insulin safety award

Professor Mike Sampson (Chair, JBDS - IP)
Thursday, 22nd December 2016
We are inviting colleagues to submit entries to this competition to find the best joint pharmacy and diabetes team initiative to improve insulin and prescribing safety in hospital. This JBDS – IP project is being led by our colleagues Umesh Dashora... Read More

Scottish government announces funding for diabetes

Dr Karen Adamson (ABCD Scottish Representative)
Wednesday, 21st December 2016
On 11/12/16, the Scottish Government announced an additional £10 million funding for Type 1 diabetes. The funding is to increase pump provision over the next 5 years and provide CGM to priority groups of patients including those with severe... Read More

NHS England Diabetes Call to Bid now published

Dr Rob Gregory (Chairman, ABCD)
Wednesday, 14th December 2016
The wait is over!  NHS England has advised that the Diabetes Call to Bid has now been published. The closing date for bids is 18 January.  Note there is a new requirement to those previously advised, for bids to be submitted via STPs. See... Read More

Applications by NHS Trusts for Chief Registrars

Dr Rob Gregory (Chairman, ABCD)
Wednesday, 14th December 2016
The next round of applications by NHS Trusts for Chief Registrars is open.  Please encourage your trusts to bid, and for your extremely talented SpRs to apply for such posts!  Click on the link HERE for all the information you need

Manufacturers set to reduce glucose content of Lucozade

Prof Jonathan Valabhji (National Clin. Director, Obesity & Diabetes)
Wednesday, 14th December 2016
As mentioned in Rob Gregory’s excellent Christmas Chair’s bulletin (See HERE), the manufacturers of Lucozade have recently given notice of their intentions to reduce its glucose content. The timing coincides with national plans for a sugar tax and... Read More

Results from DUK Diabetes Specialist Nursing Survey 2016

Dr Gerry Rayman (NaDIA lead clinician; Committee member, ABCD)
Tuesday, 29th November 2016
The Diabetes UK Diabetes Specialist Nurse survey was launched in March 2016 to help us gain an understanding of the state of diabetes specialist nursing in 2016 and explore what change is needed to secure a sustainable DSN workforce. The survey has... Read More

National Diabetes in Pregnancy Audit 2015

Dr Emma Bingham (ABCD Committee Member)
Thursday, 24th November 2016
Good preparation for pregnancy in women with diabetes is well recognised to improve outcomes for mother and baby. So it is with some concern that we read in the recent National Diabetes in Pregnancy (NPID) report 2015 that only 46% of women with... Read More

ABCD position statement on DKA and SGLT2’s

Umesh Dashora (News Editor, BJD)
Monday, 21st November 2016
ABCD has produced a position statement on the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis associated with the use of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors. The key messages are shown below: The use of SGLT-2 inhibitors is associated with a small but... Read More

More Endobarrier data at the EASD

Russell Drummond (Honorary Meetings Secretary)
Friday, 4th November 2016
The EASD in Munich was notable for two Endobarrier related events. There was a presentation of data on well over 200 patients from the German Endobarrier registry which confirmed the efficacy of this novel treatment for type 2 diabetes and obesity.... Read More

NHS England planning guidance for 2017-2019

Dr Rob Gregory (Chairman, ABCD)
Wednesday, 5th October 2016
NHS England has announced in its planning guidance for 2017-2019 an investment of £40 million per year for at least two years for diabetes.  Details of how to bid for a share of this have yet to be announced, but the topics will reflect the... Read More

Webcast of 1-year results of ABCD Endobarrier Study

Dr Piya Sen Gupta (ABCD research fellow)
Sunday, 21st August 2016 On 12 June 2016 the 1-year results of the REVISE-Diabesity research study of Endobarrier treatment, including an assessment of the impact on 10-year cardiovascular risk, were presented at the 76th Scientific Sessions of the... Read More

Chair's report July 2016

Dr Rob Gregory (Chairman, ABCD)
Thursday, 4th August 2016
Click HERE to read the report from ABCD (Diabetes Care) Ltd committee chairman, Dr Rob Gregory

BBC news item – first patient in ABCD End-OSA study

Dr Mahi Yadagiri (ABCD Research Fellow)
Monday, 1st August 2016
See:  On 3 June 2016 the first patient in the ABCD Endobarrier in obstructive sleep apnoea (End-OSA study) was started on her Endobarrier treatment.  The BBC interviewed the patient and filmed the... Read More

Diabetes UK State of the Nation report

Caroline Day (Consultant Editor, BJD)
Sunday, 17th July 2016
Diabetes UK launched the 2016 State of the Nation report at the House of Commons on 13th July amid the Westminster bustle of David Cameron’s final Prime Minister’s questions (PMQ)  and the fevered anticipation of who would be in Mrs May’s... Read More

New and Emerging Glucose Monitoring Technologies

Dr Chris Walton (Chairman ABCD, 2011-2014)
Saturday, 2nd July 2016
The NIHR Horizon Scanning Research and Intelligence Centre has published a horizon scanning review on new and emerging non-invasive glucose monitoring technologies in development for people with diabetes. The report also summarises the views... Read More

BBC news item following ABCD Endobarrier study

Dr Bob Ryder (Website Co-ordinator, Clinical Lead, ABCD Nationwide Audits)
Monday, 6th June 2016
See: HERE On 22 April 2016 the 1 year results of ABCD’s REVISE-Diabesity research study of Endobarrier treatment for diabetes and obesity were presented at the ABCD Spring meeting in Manchester. In view of the outcome of the study, BBC Midlands... Read More

Pioglitazone Use and Bladder Cancer Risk

Dr Alison Gallagher (ABCD committee member)
Wednesday, 25th May 2016
The possible link between pioglitazone exposure and the risk of bladder cancer has been contentious for a number of years. ABCD has now responded to the recent BMJ paper on the use of pioglitazone and bladder cancer risk. The emergence of recent... Read More

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