SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -Dr. Max Salas, a pediatric endocrinologist at St. Peter’s University Hospital in New Brunswick and a resident of South Brunswick, was recognized as Physician of the Year by the Diabetes Foundation at its recent annual dinner, according to a press release.
 
Maureen Williams, a Certified Diabetics Educator with CarePoint Health in Hudson County, who was recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award; and  Lindsay Inserra-Hughes, an executive at ShopRite Inserra Supermarkets, who received the Young Professional Award were also honored at the event, according to the release.
 
Since 1990, the Diabetes Foundation has served low-income, uninsured and under-insured patients with medication and supplies, offered patient support services that provide patients with information and resources for diabetes management, hosted diabetes public education programs, and provided scholarships for children to attend diabetes camp, according to the organization.
 
Dr. Salas has been on the front lines in treating children with diabetes since 1980 and has been closely involved with the Diabetes Foundation in its work with Camp Nejeda, the co-ed diabetes camp in Stillwater, the release said.