Diabetologist, Kings College Hospital
Professor Michael Edmonds is Consultant Physician at King’s College Hospital, London with special interest in the care of people with diabetes complications. He developed a new model of diabetic foot care, the multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot Clinic, in 1981, to provide early, aggressive treatment of the various factors that contribute to the rapid progression of diabetic foot problems. The clinic at King’s College Hospital, brought about a 50% reduction in major amputations in people with diabetes. This underpinned the St Vincent declaration which, in 1989, set a target, in Europe, of reducing major amputations by 50% in people with diabetes.