This CME on ‘Preventing Diabetic Amputations: The Role of Physicians’ is a bird’s eye view on various aspects of management of diabetic foot, including screening techniques to identify ‘at-risk foot’, wound dressings, antibiotic regimens to treat diabetic foot infections and initiatives to manage the diabetic foot burden. Diabetic foot ulcer is a common complication of diabetes. A much dreaded outcome of diabetic foot ulcer is amputation. Diabetes is the most common cause of non traumatic amputation. It is important that physicians are able to identify the ‘at-risk’ foot and take timely corrective measures to prevent amputation.