Michael Edmonds is professor of Diabetic Foot Medicine, King’s College London, and consultant physician, King’s College Hospital, London with a special responsibility for care of the diabetic foot. He developed a multi-disciplinary diabetic foot clinic in 1981, one of the first in the world. This clinic brought about a 50% reduction in major amputations in people with diabetes at King’s College Hospital. His work has had three main aims: firstly, to develop the best possible care of people with diabetic foot problems, secondly, to research into the causes of and devise new treatments for diabetic foot problems and, thirdly to teach health care professionals about the best care of the patient with a diabetic foot. In achieving these aims, he has created a new form of health care delivery, the multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot Clinic, which has reduced major amputations and has benefitted countless patients with diabetes worldwide.