Allen B King, MD, FACP, FACE, CDE, is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, Natividad Medical Center, and Medical Director of the Diabetes Care Center in Salinas, California. The Diabetes Care Center, which Dr King and others opened in 1998, focuses on the treatment, education, and support of people with diabetes. The Center’s philosophy is to empower the patient who has diabetes with knowledge and education that lets patients control their health, life, and future. Dr King has authored more than 60 papers, book chapters, and books in medical science and speaks nationally on new advances in diabetes. Dr King received his degrees and training at the University of California, Berkeley, Creighton University Medical School, the University of Colorado, and Stanford University.