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Victoria is a senior clinical research fellow in the Section of Investigative Medicine.
After completing specialist training in Diabetes, Endocrinology and General Internal Medicine In 2016, she took up a Diabetes UK Harry Keen Clinician Scientist Fellowship. Appetite control, neuroendocrinology and the gut brain axis as applied to the treatment of obesity are her main research interests.
2016 was the year she completed her Masters in Education in University Learning and Teaching (Medicine) with Distinction, with a particular interest in the role of Generalists as medical educators. She also contributes as a lecturer and tutor on the MB BS Endocrinology module and is a regular project supervisor for Endocrinology BSc students.
She has many publications, which you can see here. Much of her work revolves around diabetes, it's causes, effects and treatment.
Diabetes is a lifelong condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high, and there are two types :-
- Type 1 diabetes is where the body's immune system attacks and destroys the cells that produce insulin.
- Type 2 diabetes is where the body doesn't produce enough insulin, or the body's cells don't react to insulin. This type is far more common than type 1. In the UK, around 90% of all adults with diabetes have type 2.
Some women during pregnancy have such high levels of blood glucose that their body is unable to produce enough insulin to absorb it all. This is known as gestational diabetes.