Reception and Refreshments from 6:15pm for a 6:30pm start
Dr Ioannis Spiliotis, Clinical Research Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, will examine what the causes of diabetes could be and explore the discoveries that have shaped our understanding of this disease.
One in 16 people in the UK are estimated to have diabetes, with 20% going undiagnosed. Yet with 10% of the NHS budget going towards diabetes care, a cure still seems elusive. In this talk we will examine what diabetes really is, what its causes could be, and what we can expect in the near future. We will also explore the discoveries that have shaped our understanding of this disease, and which transformed it from the death sentence it once was.