Steven V. Edelman, MD is the founder and director of Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD), a not-for-profit 501(c)3 diabetes education organization founded in 1995. He is committed to promoting education, motivation and self-advocacy for people living with diabetes. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology & Metabolism, Dr. Edelman currently serves as Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at the University of California at San Diego and the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System of San Diego. He is the Director of the Diabetes Care Clinic VA Medical Center and the Editor of the journals Insulin and Diabetes, Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome. His research and publication history is extensive with over 200 articles and 5 books. In 2009, the American Diabetes Association recognized Dr. Edelman with the Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award. Dr. Edelman graduated as the valedictorian from the University of California at Davis Medical School. He completed an Internal Medicine Residency at UCLA and Clinical Fellowships in Diabetes and Metabolism at the Joslin and Lahey Clinics in Boston, as well as a research fellowship at the University of California at San Diego.