Dr Mayank Patel has worked as a Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Acute Medicine at University Hospital Southampton since 2008. He completed his specialist clinical training in Wessex. Since starting as a Consultant, he has overhauled and developed the trusts adult inpatient diabetes service. He also contributes to medical undergraduate and postgraduate diabetes training, as well as regularly delivering diabetes teaching sessions to patients, public and other healthcare professionals in primary and secondary care. He co-developed ‘Microguide DiAppbetes’, a smartphone application to help HCPs managing people with diabetes. He is also the Work Based Learning module lead for the Diabetes best practice MSc at the University of Southampton. He also co-created the ‘T1:Origins’ Diabetes comic book.