Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Dr Ioannis Spiliotis, Clinical Research Fellow and DPhil student at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, will be getting ‘Behind the Headlines’ about diabetes, fat and sugar on Thursday 16 November. He will examine what the causes of diabetes could be and explore the discoveries that have shaped our understanding of this disease.

© Shutterstock

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.

The talk will take place 6.30pm - 7.30pm in Lecture Theatre 1, Academic Block, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9DU

You will be able to live stream the talk here.

We want to hear about your news!

Publishing a paper? Just won an award? Get in touch with


Similar stories

High blood sugar levels ‘reprogramme’ stem cells

Findings explain higher risk of heart attack in people with diabetes, even after treatment .

PTH infused insulin pump used as an alternative treatment for young patients with ADH1

Queen Mary University of London and OCDEM researchers develop alternative treatment for patients as young as three months.

Early blood-sugar levels in type 2 diabetes crucial for future prognosis

People who get type 2 diabetes need to gain control of their blood-sugar levels — fast. The years immediately after diagnosis are strikingly critical in terms of their future risk for heart attacks and death.