Canadian Diabetes Association honours Dr. David Hill with Frederick G.
Banting Award

MONTREAL & LONDON, Oct. 22 /CNW/ - The Canadian Diabetes Association is pleased to present Dr. David Hill with the 2009 Frederick G. Banting Award. The award was presented to Dr. Hill at a special awards ceremony which was part of the Association's Annual General Meetings held during the International Diabetes Federation Congress in Montreal, October 18-22.

"It is a great honour to receive the Banting Award from an organization that has steered my scientific career, and allowed me to function as an advocate for Canadians living with diabetes," said Dr. David Hill. "Sharing the vision of the Association with colleagues who manage their diabetes on a daily basis has had a profound effect on the way my own research has evolved. The working partnership between scientists, health professionals and volunteers is the strength of the Association, and the springboard to future success."

"On behalf of the Canadian Diabetes Association's National Awards Committee, I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to Dr. David Hill, winner of the 2009 Frederick G. Banting Award," said Arlene Kuntz, Chair, National Awards Committee. "The tremendous contributions made to the Association by our dedicated volunteers are key to the success of the programs and services we provide to Canadians living with diabetes."

"The Association is proud to honour Dr. Hill for his significant accomplishments," said Ms. Kuntz. "Dr. Hill's achievements and leadership in the diabetes community have made a significant impact and are an inspiration to us all."

Across the country, the Canadian Diabetes Association is leading the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes live healthy lives while we work to find a cure. We are supported in our efforts by a community-based network of volunteers, employees, healthcare professionals, researchers and partners. By providing education and services, advocating on behalf of people with diabetes, supporting research and translating research into practical tools - we are delivering on our mission.

SOURCE Canadian Diabetes Association

For further information: For further information: Jeremy Brace, Canadian Diabetes Association, Tel: (416) 671-2155, jeremy.brace@diabetes.ca

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