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A special gift for a diabetes patient

Everett Rutgers, a patient who utilizes Belleville General Hospital’s Diabetes Clinic, was presented with a Novo Nordisk Half Century Award. The award recognizes individuals who have been using insulin for 50 years or more. They are honoured for their personal commitment and diligence in looking after their health, and for acting as a role model to all those living with diabetes.

The gift associated with the award is a signed, numbered, limited edition print of The Banting Museum and Education Centre where Sir Frederick Banting developed the theory of utilizing insulin to control diabetes. The Canadian artist is David Harrington. Congratulations to Everett and also to QHC’s Diabetes team for making sure Everett is well-supported.

November is Diabetes Awareness Month.

From left: Suzanne Staley, RN-Certified Diabetes Educator; Everett Rutgers; and Sarah Backus, RD-Certified Diabetes Educator. The photo was taken in February before masks were required indoors.

 

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