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Novo Nordisk Announces Resources to Help Support Kids with Diabetes Attending Summer Camp
Date:6/30/2010

ORLANDO, Fla., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Novo Nordisk, a world leader in diabetes care, and Indy Lights race car driver Charlie Kimball today announced the availability of a wide array of resources to help kids with diabetes have a positive and rewarding summer camp experience.  Kimball, who has type 1 diabetes, will hand out one of these resources today to attendees at the Children with Diabetes Friends for Life Conference in Orlando this week – the NovoLog® (insulin aspart (rDNA origin) injection) "Camp in a Kit."

The Kits, which come as a backpack filled with camp essentials such as a sleeping bag, fan, flashlight and a calculator, will be available to order from select physicians' offices* for free to kids attending diabetes camps nationwide. They are just one of the programs Novo Nordisk is offering to help campers and parents feel better prepared for their time at summer camp, which for many is also the first time kids will manage their diabetes independently.

"Novo Nordisk understands the vital role that diabetes camps play in helping children independently manage the condition and in changing the ways diabetes is viewed," said Camille Lee, Vice President, Diabetes Marketing. "Because camp is such an important step toward independence, Novo Nordisk has made supporting diabetes camps, campers and their families a priority by providing grants, resources and employee volunteer time with the goal of making camp a positive and rewarding experience for children and their families."

There are more than 185 diabetes camps across North America and each year more than 3,000 children attend.(i) Novo Nordisk has provide
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