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ABCD Oral Semaglutide Audit

About the ABCD nationwide oral semaglutide audit

This audit follows on from the success of the previous ABCD nationwide audits such as of GLP1 receptor agonists, SGLT2 inhibitors, insulin degludec, IDegLira and most recently FreeStyle Libre, DIY-APS, testosterone in men with type 2 diabetes and COVID-19 & diabetes. The clinical trials with semaglutide suggest that it is more effective than the other GLP-1 receptor agonists we have had to date.  Clinical trials with oral semaglutide suggest that it is also very effective compared to other available diabetes medications both in reducing HbA1c and weight. It is now of interest for us to find out the extent to which the experience in clinical trials translates into the real world. Early analysis from the ABCD nationwide audit of injectable semaglutide suggests additional reductions in HbA1c and weight when switching from another GLP-1 receptor agonist to semaglutide. Will there also be additional reductions in HbA1c and weight when switching from another GLP-1 receptor agonist to oral semaglutide? - we will learn this from our audit, along with the other points of interest in the left hand column of this page - and much else. The audit is being hosted on a tool very similar to that used in the liraglutide audit, the degludec audit and the IDegLira audit so the many contributors who took part in those audits will find it particularly easy. The audit launched in June 2021 and has a number of objectives.

Non ABCD members

Non ABCD members are welcome to take part in the audit and will be given access to the on-line audit tool when they register for the audit.

Analyse your own data

The tool will allow you to analyse the data of your own patients for your own local interest; at the same time the data will automatically be available for national analysis of anonymised data. A video showing how to easily analyse your data is available on the ABCD YouTube channel. 

Acknowledgement of contributors

As we have done with previous audits all contributors will be acknowledged in all papers and presentations from the audit data and biggest contributors will be offered the possibility of being co-authors.

Collect data on-line or via paper forms

The semaglutide on-line audit tool is so easy to use that live data entry in clinic is a real option to be considered. Otherwise to facilitate data collection during clinics there are two paper forms which exactly match the data that can be entered into the audit tool. You can download and print these forms locally.

Audit Objectives

To see the audit objectives as they were when the audit was launched click here