ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwired - Apr 23, 2014) - The American Diabetes Association will present the Outstanding Physician Clinician in Diabetes Award to Frank Q. Nuttall, MD, PhD. Sponsored by Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson and Johnson, this award is presented to an individual to reward and honor meritorious contributions to diabetes clinical practice. Dr. Nuttall will be recognized with this honor at the Association's 74th Scientific Sessions®, taking place June 13-17, 2014, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Currently the Chief of the Endocrine, Metabolism and Nutrition Section at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Dr. Nuttall has championed a scientific approach to the dietary treatment of diabetes. His research has shown that many widely held dietary practices regarding diabetes were without scientific validation. He was also an early proponent of carbohydrate counting for people with diabetes. The impact of his work has been recognized as having a worldwide effect on the education of practitioners and patients.
Dr. Nuttall gives his time to teach those interested in learning about diabetes, whether they are patients, the public at community events or members of the medical profession. As a professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota and director of the Diabetes and the General Endocrine Clinics at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Dr. Nuttall sees patients with medical students, residents and endocrine fellows.
More than 14,000 top scientists, physicians and other health care professionals from around the world will share the latest cutting-edge research and learn the most up-to-date information on prevention, treatment and care, at the Association's Scientific Sessions taking place June 13-17, 2014.
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes® and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.