Another quick red flag for American Diabetes Alert Day: the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) has selected outspoken NBA Charlotte Bobcats rookie Adam Morrison for their annual public service award. Morrison, of course, has Type 1 diabetes, and recently signed on with LifeScan, Inc. to spearhead their diabetes awareness campaign (see DiabetesandFood.com for all Adam’s tips .
The honor from the endocrinolgist community is called the Eugene T. Davidson, MD, Award for Public Service — presented to a non-physician every year for “outstanding contributions … in providing quality health care for patients with endocrine disease, including diabetes, and for the betterment of the public health.” Past recipients include Ronald S. Santo of the Chicago Cubs, Mary Tyler Moore, Gail Devers, and former congressman Newt Gingrich.
Pretty neat to be honored by the docs who treat your disease, I guess. What caught me off-guard was the quote in the press release stating that “Adam is a truly courageous individual”; at first I thought it said “courteous”… Actually, “controversial” would be more appropo here. But good for Adam for reminding us that anything is possible with diabetes.