Anna Katharina Trocha has studied medicine at RWTH Aachen and at Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf. She worked in the Department of Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases (WHO-Collaborating Center for Diabetes) Professor Dr. M. Berger, University of Düsseldorf, in the in- and outpatient care of patients with diabetes as well as with Typ 1 diabetic patients with nephropathy and hypertension during her PhD thesis. Her present appointment is Assistant Medical Director at the Clinic for Diabetology Elisabeth-Krankenhaus and at Diabetes Outpatient Care Centre in Essen. In 2014, Anna Trocha received the Silverstar research award for her project “Implementation of a standardized dementia screening for patients with diabetes”. Besides her research projects including an international (Japanese & German) comparison of diabetic foot treatment, she is a council member of the Foot Working Group of the German Diabetes Association (DDG), Speaker “Foot Network Essen” and member of the executive committee of DFSG since 2016.