A three day Amrita Endocrinology, Diabetes and Diabetic Foot Conference (AEDFC 2012) was held at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi. It brought together clinicians, surgeons and researchers from across the country and the world to re energize the grey cells and deliberate upon various problems related to endocrinology and diabetes, with special emphasis on the management of diabetic foot infections, which could so often be life/limb threatening and yet are largely misunderstood and/or ignored by the public as well as medical fraternity.