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Novo Nordisk and Atlanta Area Organizations Partner on Diabetes Education Programs
Date:9/15/2011

ATLANTA, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This evening, Novo Nordisk awarded sponsorships totaling $80,000 to 4 metro Atlanta community organizations to support programs that educate people living with type 2 diabetes on how to better manage their diabetes and reduce the risk of long-term diabetes related complications. The sponsorships are part of the Novo Nordisk Community Care program – a new initiative that aims to promote enduring, sustainable change for people living with diabetes. The groups being honored tonight reach a range of diverse communities in Atlanta and will work diligently to improve patients' lives.  

The Atlanta organizations that received program sponsorships include:

  • The Center Helping Obesity in Children End Successfully, Inc. (C.H.O.I.C.E.S.): to conduct a series of "Living Better with Diabetes" workshops and appearances at local health fairs.
  • Diabetes Association of Atlanta: to extend their Faith in Action program, which includes: 1. a series of diabetes self management education (DSME) workshops for diagnosed type 2 diabetes patients at faith based organizations, 2. a "Train the Trainers" program and 3.  "Survival Skills Booster Sessions," for persons not enrolled in DSME classes
  • Kennesaw State University: to expand Project IDEAL, which will educate new Community Health Workers associated with two Latino and three African-American faith based organizations
  • Georgia Diabetes Coalition: to provides screenings and seminars to diagnosed type 2 diabetes patients

"In Atlanta, we know it is better to give a hand up, rather than a handout.  I congratulate the organizations dedicated to making real change and thank Novo Nordisk for helping make it happen," said Nazeera Dawood, Health Promotion Program Manager, Fulton County Department of Health & Wellness. "Only by working together can
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