Dr. Irl B. Hirsch has dedicated his career to patient care, clinical research and teaching. His focus in these areas is the treatment and management of diabetes. He is a professor and the Diabetes Treatment and Teaching Chair at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Wash. He has authored more than 200 research papers, including a review of insulin in the New England Journal of Medicine. He also has written more than 60 editorials, three commentaries for The Journal of the American Medical Association, numerous book chapters and four books for patients and physicians.