Khalida Ismail Inaugural Lecture – The mind in diabetes: the final frontier
Professor Khalida Ismail, Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine gave her Inaugural Lecture, entitled “The mind in diabetes: the final frontier” on June 30th 2014:
‘Despite major advances in understanding the biological mechanisms underlying type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and the development of effective intensive medical interventions, around half of patients do not achieve optimal glycaemic control. This suggests that how people think and feel about their diabetes affects their diabetes self-management and that psychological interventions may be effective in improving glycaemic control. I will summarise my research programme in diabetes and mental health, showing how our key studies have been translated into improved patient outcomes and award-winning service innovations. Our research is also leading to new insights into the shared biology of depression and type 2 diabetes.’
The introduction was given by Professor Shitij Kapur and the vote of thanks, by Professor Sir Simon Wessely.
Find out about our next talk in the series here: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/news/engagement/inaugural/talks.aspx