Dr Pradeep G. Talwalkar has been practising diabetology for three decades now. Formerly a postgraduate teacher of internal medicine, he now teaches diabetology. A sought-after speaker at various conferences, symposiums and continuing medical education programmes, Dr Talwalkar has lectured extensively all over India. He is very active on the patient education front: besides conducting workshops and seminars, he uses the print, radio, television and online media to spread awareness about diabetes among patients and caregivers. Dr Talwalkar has attended numerous international conferences on diabetes and visited several centres of excellence in the fi eld. He has actively participated in all conferences of the International Diabetes Federation since the 1988 conference in Sydney, Australia. He has authored over fi fty papers in national and international journals, and written and edited books on diabetes for laypeople, family physicians and consultants. He is the assistant editor of API Textbook of Medicine (sixth edition), a popular textbook with wide readership in India.