Dr. Steven Edelman is a native of Southern California and has been living with type 1 diabetes since the age of 15. After completing his diabetes specialty training at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, he came to the University of California at San Diego, where he has been on staff since 1990. Dr. Edelman is an international leader in diabetes treatment, research, and especially education. Dr. Edelman champions the cause of patient advocacy and has dedicated his life to helping people with diabetes live healthier and happier lives.
Dr. Edelman has written four books and more than 200 publications, including articles and abstracts that have been published in such journals as American Journal of Physiology, Diabetes, and Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is a journal reviewer for several journals, including Annals of Internal Medicine, Journal of Clinical Investigation, and Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. His honors include valedictorian of his medical school graduating class, the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of California, Davis School of Medicine, and Chief Resident's Teacher of the Year Award from the University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Edelman is also founder and director of the nonprofit organization Taking Control Of Your Diabetes and hosts a television talk show called Taking Care of Your Diabetes, which includes guests from various medical and professional backgrounds who provide information on topics such as common emotional barriers, nutrition, exercise, insulin therapies, oral medications, technological advances, neuropathy, foot care, study results and legal issues.