About the Author
Mrs Alethea V. M. Foster BS (Hons) PGCE MChS SRCh DipPodM recently retired as the Chief Podiatrist, King's College Hospital, London, wher she was involved in the development of the UK Government's National Serviec Framework for Diabetes implemented in all hospitals, clinics and primary care practices form 2004. In May 2003, Alethea was the first podiatrist to be awarded the International Diabetic Foot Award, which is only awarded every four years to an indvidual who has played a pivotal role in developing diabetic foot care.
Dr Lee Sanders DPM, Chief of Podiatry, Acute Cre/Specialty Services, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Lebanon, PA, USA. He is past President for Health Care and Education of the American Diabetes Association, the first podiatrist in ADA's history to be elected to this prestigious position. Dr Sanders is also a medical historian, with a special interest in the history of diabetes.