How Do You Manage Your Diabetes?

Novo Nordisk, a diabetes care company, has kicked off its first NovoLog Community Star contest.

As part of the program, type 2 diabetes patients successfully managing their blood sugar with NovoLog (insulin as part [rDNA origin] injection) are invited to visit www.novolog.com and tell how they’re giving back to their local communities.

Now through March 15, NovoLog patients can submit their story and photo online for the chance to be crowned a NovoLog Community Star.

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Finalists will be selected by a panel of judges, and each will receive a $5,000 donation to a local diabetes-related organization of their choice. One grand prize winner will also receive a one-year online subscription to Weight Watchers to help with their diabetes management.

Earlier, Novo Nordisk launched a free 5-volume diabetes educational e-book series, designed to help patients work with their health care team to better manage their diabetes. (Read: Educational E-Book Series for Managing Diabetes)

And Lilly Diabetes announced collaboration with Disney Online and Disney Publishing Worldwide to provide education and practical advice to families with children who have type 1diabetes. (Read: Now Disney Can Help You Deal with Diabetes)

Two-time NFL Super Bowl Champion and NovoLog patient Kendall Simmons (pictured above) has partnered with Novo Nordisk to encourage people to get involved.

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Diagnosed in 2003, Kendall has been very active in his Alabama community, hosting an annual “Swing4Diabetes” charity golf tournament to raise money for a nearby diabetes and nutrition center.

“There is an army of unsung diabetes heroes out there, and I’m thrilled to partner with Novo Nordisk to find them,” said Simmons. “Whether coaching a little league team, volunteering at a soup kitchen, or fundraising for charity, whatever it is that you’re able to do to give back to your community, then we want to hear from you.”

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