Dinner with the diabetes team of the year!

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A successful celebration of good practice.

It was great to meet Dr Julie Edge and the Oxfordshire Paediatric Diabetes Team at the BMJ Awards recently. They were recognised for their work with primary schools overcoming the many barriers to diabetes care. Julie has recently published a review in Practical Diabetes covering some of the issues. (1)

Photo of Diabetes Team of the Year The evening was in central London and a great success as usual. It is good to celebrate good practice – of which there is plenty to choose from – instead of dwelling on the shortcomings of care.

Matthew Billingsley and I managed to record a short interview with the team where they explained what their programme had achieved.

1. Edge JA. Diabetes in primary schools: overcoming barriers to good care. Practical Diabetes 2012;29(8):320–323. Available from: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pdi.1715/abstract

Dinner with the diabetes team of the year!