Professor Edward Jude, MBBS MD FRCP DNB, is Consultant Diabetologist and Endocrinologist, at the Tameside General Hospital, Ashton-under-Lyne and Honorary Reader in Medicine at the University of Manchester and Honorary Professor at Manchester Metropolitan University. Having done his MD at Manchester University and then completing his training in diabetes and endocrinology in the North West he took up his consultant post in 2001. He is active in research and has published over 130 original papers and chapters. He has secured grants from Diabetes UK, NIHRfPB, HTA, NIH (USA). His studies include Insulin trials, foot ulcers, painful neuropathy, Charcot foot and endothelial dysfunction in diabetic patients. He is past Chairman of the European Diabetic Foot Study Group and is currently on the Council for the European Wound Management Association. He is also the Lead for the North West Diabetes Group.