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Professional groups

Diabetes UK facilitates a number of groups of professionals with an interest in diabetes care. The aim of these groups is to provide these professionals with a forum to share knowledge, views and experience, to gain information about the evolving world of diabetes care and to feed intelligence back to Diabetes UK from the front-line.

  • Young Diabetologists and Endocrinologists’ Forum (YDEF)

    YDEF is the trainee and young consultants wing of Diabetes UK and serves three core functions - education, communication and representation.
  • DSN Consultative Group

    A group of specialist nurses in diabetes care. Providing a forum to gain intelligence from this nursing community and disseminate diabetes information.
  • Primary Care Network

    A group of professionals in primary care that support people with diabetes in a practice care setting. The network shares information via a newsletter and other resources.
  • Footcare Networks

    Diabetes Footcare Networks comprises people with diabetes, healthcare professionals and commissioners. They come together to improve the quality of footcare services for people with diabetes across primary, community and acute settings.
  • Joint British Diabetes Societies for Inpatient Care (JBDS-IP)

    The overall aim of JBDS-IP is to improve inpatient diabetes care in the UK through the development and use of high-quality evidence based guidelines, and better inpatient care pathways.
  • Commissioning Network

    This free network is for those involved in commissioning. It provides updates on the latest good practice, news and resources for commissioning and improvement in diabetes care.
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