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Abbott Case Study Competition

The 2018 Abbott Case Study Competition is run to acknowledge and reward case studies that address contemporary issues in the practice of diabetes care, diabetes education and self-management in the use of flash glucose monitoring and ambulatory glucose profile.

Ten written case studies were selected for publication. Please click here to download the Case study booklet.

The top four case studies of this competition will be presented at the Case Study Presentation during the Australasian Diabetes Congress.

You are invited to join this presentation and vote for your favourite case study to find one recipient for the People’s Choice Award.

To register for this event and the Australasian Diabetes Congress, please visit

This program is financially supported by Abbott Diabetes Care.


Topics for case studies

Submitted case studies included principles of person-centred care and adhere to the DA’s Language Position Statement while discussing the use of flash glucose monitoring1 with or without ambulatory glucose profile2 and addressing the following questions:

  1. How have the client’s outcomes (clinical or non-clinical) improved with this technology?
  2. How has the technology been used to make a difference to a client’s quality of life?
  3. How has the technology changed practice for an individual health professional or the diabetes care team?
  4. How has it helped to prevent an adverse event?
  5. What are the challenges clients have found with this technology? What has been done as a consequence?


  1. The flash glucose monitoring system utilises a glucose sensor/transmitter and handheld receiver to measure multiple glucose data points from interstitial fluid. The glucose sensor is worn on the arm continuously for 14 days and includes a transmitter to communicate with the handheld glucose device. The handheld glucose receiver is used to manually transfer the data and displays the current glucose level, trend arrow and history of the past 8 hours without the need for capillary glucose testing. The receiver may also be used with capillary blood as an insulin dose advisor, however, calibration with capillary blood is not required.
  2. The ambulatory glucose profile is a software approach to collating and analysing glucose data. It combines glucose readings from multiple days/weeks of glucose monitoring into a single 24 hour period, featuring statistical information such as average, interquartile and interdecile ranges

Selection process

  1. Submitted case studies are reviewed to select top 10 winning case studies.
  2. Among these 10, authors of the top 4 will be invited to present their case studies at the Australasian Diabetes Congress.
  3. Delegates will vote for their favourite presentation to find one recipient for the People’s Choice Award for the Best Case Study.
  4. Recipient of People’s Choice Award for the Best Case Study will be announced at the Award Ceremony on Friday 24 August.

Review panel

ADEA would like to acknowledge and thank the members of the review panel for the Abbott Case Study Competition:

  1. Jenny Carmuciano, Person with type 1 diabetes
  2. Dr Sue-Lynn Lau, Endocrinologist at Westmead Hospital
  3. Dr Kate Marsh, Editor of the Australian Diabetes Educator publication
  4. Peta Tauchmann, Chair of the ADEA Clinical Practice Committee

Prize structure

Authors of the top 10 case studies will receive:

Recipient of the People’s Choice Award for the Best Case Study

The ultimate award title acknowledging the best case study in the whole competition, selected by delegates at the ADC after the oral presentation and Q&A of the submitted case studies. Only authors of the top 4 case studies are eligible to be considered for this award.

Recipient of the People’s Choice Award for Best Case Study will receive:

Terms and conditions

  1. Submitted case studies must include any principle(s) of person-centred care and adhere to Diabetes Australia’s Language Position Statements while discussing one of the identified questions.
  2. Both written and video case studies must be completed via SurveyMonkey by the due date.
    1. Written case study can be provided as text in SurveyMonkey.
    2. Video case study should be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo with URL provided in SurveyMonkey.
  3. Parts of the submitted case studies that are over the limit (i.e. from the 601st word of the written case study, or from the 7th minute of video case study) will not be considered.
  4. Submitted case studies must de-identify details of the person in the case study to ensure confidentiality. This means neither names nor initials, locations mentioned in the submissions, e.g. ‘a 32-year-old woman with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes attended our health service for …’.
  5. Applicants must obtain consent of people with diabetes discussed in the submitted case studies, giving permission that they are happy for the selected case studies to be published via print and/or online by ADEA. Submitted case study without a matching consent will not be reviewed.
  6. Submitted case studies must follow Vancouver referencing style.
  7. 10 successful applicants will receive registrations to the 2018 ADC, financially supported by Abbott Diabetes Care.
  8. 10 successful case studies will be displayed at the Abbott Diabetes Care exhibition stand during the ADC.
  9. Recipient of the People’s Choice Award might have their case study published in ADE December.
  10. Members of the Reviewing Panel and members of the Abbott Libre Advisory Committee are not eligible for this competition.

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