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Novo Nordisk Partners with Minneapolis Community Groups to Support Diabetes Education Programs
Date:8/31/2011

cant 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."

Novo Nordisk will work with each group to create and promote programs that use a variety of hands-on education and intervention techniques to reach diabetes patients in Minneapolis. According to a recent study commissioned by Novo Nordisk and conducted by the Institute for Alternative Futures, in 2010, over 198,000 Minneapolis residents (6%) had diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes and 11.8% (23,270) of those had serious complications, such as visual impairment, renal failure, and leg amputation. The annual cost to the residents of Minneapolis for diabetes was $2 billion in 2010. Further, forecasts project that by 2025, more than 413,000 Minneapolis residents will have diabetes at a total cost of $4.1 billion. Statewide, nearly 10.4% of Minnesota residents are projected to have diabetes by 2025 at a cost of $6.4 billion.

In 2011, sponsorships have already been awarded in Philadelphia and will also be awarded in Atlanta and Boston to inspire similar grassroots education programs. For more information about Novo Nordisk Community Care and to find local event listings and resources for people living with diabetes, go to NovoNordiskCommunityCare.com.

About Novo Nordisk

Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 88 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. The company also has leading positions within hemophilia care, growth hormone therapy and hormone replacement therapy. For more information, visit novonordisk-us.com.


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