Novo Nordisk supports new diabetes education programs in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS — Novo Nordisk has expressed its support of new diabetes education programs created by four Minneapolis-based community organizations.

The drug maker awarded sponsorships, totaling $100,000, to the Minneapolis-St. Paul regional chapter of the American Diabetes Association, A Partnership of Diabetics, HealthEast Foundation and the Open Cities Health Center. Each of the organizations educate people living with Type 2 diabetes on how to better manage their diabetes and reduce the risk of long-term diabetes-related complications, Novo Nordisk said. The sponsorships are part of the Novo Nordisk Community Care program, which aims to promote enduring, sustainable change for people living with diabetes.

"Novo Nordisk is proud to support these community programs because they have the potential to help stem the tide of diabetes in Minneapolis," Novo Nordisk executive director of communications and public affairs Lori Moore said. "Novo Nordisk brings innovative treatments and devices to the diabetes community, but as an industry leader, we also have the opportunity and responsibility to provide resources to local organizations whose deep understanding of their constituency's needs can make a significant impact on the way patients manage their disease. We very much look forward to seeing the programs roll out and make a difference in the communities they serve."

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