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Indy Lights Racer Charlie Kimball Doesn't Let Diabetes Slow Him Down
Date:4/14/2009

osely with his doctor utilizing a regimen which includes Novo Nordisk products Levemir(R) FlexPen(R), an up to 24-hour long-acting basal insulin administered in a prefilled pen; and NovoLog(R) (insulin aspart [rDNA origin] injection), a rapid-acting insulin that can be taken 5-10 minutes before a meal, to help manage his blood glucose levels. He checks his blood sugar regularly and keeps orange juice in his race car for easy access, in case his sugar levels are low while racing.

For more information about Levemir(R), FlexPen(R) and NovoLog(R), visit http://www.novonordiskcare.com. The prescribing information for Levemir(R) and NovoLog(R) is available by contacting Novo Nordisk or visiting novonordisk-us.com.

About Diabetes

In the United States one in 13, or 23.6 million people, have diabetes(1), a condition in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin, the hormone needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life. Poorly or untreated diabetes can lead to a long list of health complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, high blood pressure, blindness, nerve problems and amputations.

About Charlie Kimball

Kimball, who began racing go-karts at age 9, was accepted into Stanford University and chose to bypass admission to follow his dream to become a racecar driver. Prior to his diabetes diagnosis, in 2007, Kimball shattered the European stereotype that "Americans are not fast" by becoming the first American in 11 years to win a British Formula 3 race. He went on to secure two track records and several F3 victories in both Britain and Europe. Kimball has also raced in the Formula 3 Euroseries and the World Series by Renault. This year, Kimball will be competing in the Firestone Indy Lights
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