Interview - Awadhesh Kumar Singh
More than two decades ago, during the 3-year course as a post-graduate trainee of internal medicine and working in the largest medical college of Asia, that too under a renowned diabetologist, I was exposed to handling an extremely busy diabetes clinic catering several hundred patients a day, with a limited backup supporting staff. I think this was the trigger for my keen interest in pursuing post-doctoral course in diabetes and endocrinology. Even during my undergraduate days, there was a notion that if you do not fully know how to treat diabetes and tuberculosis in India, you have not learnt anything about internal medicine. The field of diabetology was set to hold a great promise since a lot was left to be learnt about the complex pathophysiology including the management of Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).