Prof. Konstantinos Makrilakis is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine in the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School and faculty of the Diabetes Center in the “Laikon” General Hospital, Athens, Greece. He has large experience in designing and assessing epidemiological and interventional studies in the field of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. He has co-authored more than 70 scientific papers published in international scientific journals with more than 3.750 citations (h-index 25). He is a member of the writing committee of the Greek guidelines for diabetes management since 2014 and has served in the Board of the International Diabetes Federation-European sector. Since 2004 he is actively involved in many National and European research programs for the prevention of diabetes in the community (DEPLAN, Manage Care, Feel4Diabetes, ePredice, Image), whereby a strong alliance with many clinical European centers in >15 countries has been developed.