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ABCD Diabetes Technology Network UK (DTN-UK) - Newsletter January 2018

Launch of new name: ABCD Diabetes Technology Network UK (DTN-UK)

As clinicians we face a number of hurdles in accessing the right technology to best support people living with diabetes. With this in mind the IPN-UK committee has opted to relaunch under a new name which better describes our remit. Ultimately our role is to support access to all forms of diabetes technology. As such we have decided to rename; at Diabetes UK we will officially launch as the Diabetes Technology Network UK (DTN-UK). To echo Rob Gregory’s previous email, a key priority for the DTN-UK and ABCD Type 1 clinical collaborative in 2018 will be tackling the inequitable access to CGM across the country.

Session at Diabetes UK Professional Conference

The official launch of DTN-UK is on Wednesday the 14th of March, 5-6.30 pm at the ABCD Type 1 clinical collaborative session at DUK. Here we will present the DTN-UK Best Practice Guides for both insulin pumps (clinical and service level) and inpatients on insulin pumps. Details of the upcoming NHS digital Type 1 diabetes service level audit and the future direction of education in diabetes will be discussed. We hope to see you there! 

Provisional programme

  • 17.00 - 17.10 ABCD T1DCC-UK, What's it all about?, Rob Gregory
  • 17.10 - 17.30 DTN-UK (New Insulin Pump guidelines, FSL and CGM), Emma Wilmot
  • 17.30 - 17.45 T1 Metrics and Quality Improvement – the T1 Service Audit, Anne Kilvert
  • 17.45 - 18.15 The Future of Education for People with T1 Diabetes - Helen Hopkinson (DAFNE), Sophie Harris (T1 Resources), Partha Kar (Digital Education)
  • 18.15 - 18.30 Panel (all presenters plus national leads) Q&A.

Dates for your diary

Annual DTN-UK meeting, Glasgow Wednesday 23rd May 2018
This is our main meeting for 100 multidisciplinary delegates. It will include an interactive download interpretation session, a technology update and sessions on hypoglycaemia, exercise, pumps and CGM in pregnancy. Watch this space…registration will open soon!

Other upcoming dates to be aware of:

  • Coventry DTN-UK team day, Friday 6th July 2018
  • Leeds/Wakefield DTN-UK team day, Tuesday, 11th September 2018
  • Manchester DTN-UK team day, date TBC

If you have any colleagues who might be interested in these events please forward this email to them, they can register as a member of the DTN-UK for free at

FreeStyle Libre Update

I imagine many of you are involved in ongoing discussions regarding funding agreements for the FreeStyle Libre® flash glucose monitoring system. ABCD have developed an audit tool which both adult and paediatric services are welcome to complete for both those who self-fund and those fortunate enough to receive NHS funding. Further details can be found here:

Some areas have published their funding recommendations. Diabetes UK have very kindly summarised access to the Freestyle Libre across the UK in a google map which can be found here:

ATTD, Vienna 14-17th February 

The ATTD conference is in Vienna this year and the programme looks excellent. If you have an interest in diabetes technology and have not been before then I can highly recommend it. Further details here: Hope to see you there!

Best wishes for a happy and successful 2018

Dr Emma Wilmot
Chair, DTN-UK
Consultant Diabetologist, Derby Teaching Hospitals

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