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February 2017

Employees take action on climate change

It may not make a huge difference in the big carbon emissions picture, but small steps also count.

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December 2016

World Diabetes Day in a War Zone

What do you do on World Diabetes Day (WDD) when you have an inhuman situation in a war zone? Our colleagues in Libya give you insights from the field.

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December 2016

How big of a difference did employee volunteering make?

2016 was a high impact year for Novo Nordisk's TakeAction programme

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November 2016

A weighty issue

The view on obesity is slowly changing, but there are still many myths about the disease that all contribute to creating barriers for proper treatment.

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July 2016

The digital health connection in Africa

A commitment to children with type 1 diabetes and the growing uptake and use of mobile technology in Africa were the catalysts for action on the ground – and in cyberspace.

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July 2016

What makes a healthy partnership

Helen McGuire from PATH and Aura Adriana Vilhelmsen from Novo Nordisk work together to advocate for better access to diabetes medicines and technologies in Africa.

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July 2016

#WeAreNotWaiting

Most companies involve consumers as early as possible in the development of a new product or service. In the pharmaceutical industry, working with the end customer is easier said than done.

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June 2016

Africa: home of tomorrow

From Tangiers in the North to Cape Town in the South. The African continent is huge and diverse – and so is Novo Nordisk’s approach to the rapidly growing region.

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June 2016

Meet the future stars of Team Novo Nordisk

What happens if you take 18 talented boys with type 1 diabetes and put them together in one house?

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June 2016

With a little help from our peers

Can your peers help prevent type 2 diabetes? Henriette Curtz Jansen from Copenhagen municipality thinks so and shares how peer networks have been successful in Denmark.

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May 2016

A golden opportunity to change diabetes in Johannesburg

Johannesburg is feeling the burden of type 2 diabetes, but according to Dr Basu the answer is multi-sectorial collaboration.

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April 2016

Putting the cook back in the urban kitchen

What’s cooking in the urban kitchen? Unfortunately in many city kitchens, the answer is either not much or something premade, easy and not always the healthiest.

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April 2016

Healthy cities need a low carbon diet

Why might cities be the best place for social change to happen? Who better to answer this than Mark Watts, Executive Director of C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40).

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February 2016

Diabetes in children: A family matter

When a child is diagnosed with diabetes, the whole family is affected as they must all adjust to a new way of living. Family members can play a big role in helping their children manage their treatment with confidence.

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December 2015

Funding a future for the children of Vietnam

An employee-driven project has established a fund to help Vietnamese children suffering from a chronic disease.

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November 2015

Myths, worries, and the hope for a cure

Every morning when he wakes up, 20-year-old Tanner Barton of Muncie, Indiana sends his mother a text message to let her know he’s still alive

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October 2015

Life-saving home visits

Patients and plastic food are important ingredients in a patient support programme launched by Novo Nordisk’s fast growing affiliate in Colombia.

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September 2015

Partnering up to change diabetes in cities

With the adoption of the new Sustainable Development Goals, sustainable development has become a universal concern that must be addressed in both low- and high income countries.

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September 2015

Racing ahead with his life

Being treated for ‘Small for Gestational Age’ helped give Will the confidence to imagine his current life as a Kart racer.

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August 2015

”Much more than the dollars”

Diana Blankman and her colleagues work with strategic social investments and partnerships. But how is this related to Novo Nordisk’s business and how do they select which projects to support?

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July 2015

Diabetes screening in Kenya – ‘It takes only 5 seconds’

Our Base of the Pyramid project just launched a new campaign to encourage people to get their blood sugar levels checked.

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July 2015

Between health and faith - Managing diabetes during Ramadan

For Muslim people living with diabetes, the fasting month of Ramadan can be challenging. A campaign in Algeria is helping balance their health and their religion during Ramadan.

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June 2015

Closing the gap between production and patient

Working at a production facility, the end user of the product sometimes seems far away. Our employees in Clayton are working together to change this

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June 2015

Carl’s wish comes true

A meeting between a mother of a boy with haemophilia and one of our employees led to a little boy’s dream becoming a reality: to ride in a tank.

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May 2015

Cities fight urban diabetes

Urbanisation is fuelling the type 2 diabetes pandemic. Cities Changing Diabetes is our new partnership programme to tackle the issue.

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April 2015

The challenge of changing diabetes

387 million people in the world have diabetes today – a number predicted to grow to around 592 million by 2035. No wonder it has been called an emergency in slow motion.

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April 2015

Extension of programme for children with diabetes in developing countries

On April 14 2015, we have announced a three-year extension of our Changing Diabetes® in Children programme

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March 2015

From Bagsværd to Beira: Blue bikes hit the roads of Mozambique

Novo Nordisk bikes are supporting the work of SOS Children's Village in Mozambique

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November 2014

Novo Nordisk in Egypt: Past, present and future

Insulin production goes local to start human insulin production and to form even closer ties with Egypt

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November 2014

Louise sings to bring awareness of type 1 diabetes

Louise sings to bring awareness of type 1 diabetes and the need to really understand that this chronic disease is very different than type 2 diabetes.

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October 2014

Bosnia takes action

Employees have voluntarily taken action in the aftermath of the severe flooding across Eastern European countries this summer.

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September 2014

Changing diabetes where it matters most

It has been almost a decade since Novo Nordisk launched Changing Diabetes®. Much has been achieved in this time, but a lot still needs to be done.

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August 2014

A community approach to diabetes care – doorstep delivery

Rural India faces an acute shortage of healthcare professionals. In an innovative initiative called ‘Addressing the Base of the Pyramid (BoP)’...

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August 2014

Team Novo Nordisk overwhelmed by support on Tour of Denmark

When Site Kalundborg was announced as location on Tour of Denmark 2014, the team knew that competing on Danish soil would be extra special.

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July 2014

A ray of hope in India

In India, only 10% of people with haemophilia are diagnosed. Those with a diagnosis are not receiving adequate care. When not treated properly, this bleeding disorder can lead to...

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July 2014

No mountain high enough on Iceland diabetes trek

A group of Dutch people with diabetes and medics escaped the summer heat this July to spend a week trekking across Iceland.

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July 2014

A birthday Ranjith will never forget

Many life-changing events in Ranjith’s life can be associated with his birthday, 15 April. From despair to hope, Ranjith has experienced more in his first 12 years than...

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July 2014

Through the eyes of a person with diabetes

People with diabetes in India face a number of challenges in understanding their diabetes and manage their-self-care. A little education...

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June 2014

Accounting for environmental costs - why it makes good business sense

Companies depend on natural resources, but the full environmental costs of doing business to society are currently not accounted for in financial disclosures...

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May 2014

Novo Nordisk supports victims of Balkan floods

With the Balkan region facing the worst floods in 120 years, Novo Nordisk has made donations to relief organisations to help the many people affected by the situation...

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April 2014

Clinics bring life-changing care to Ghana's capital

Something much-needed has arrived in Ghana's capital city, Accra: a pair of one-stop diabetes clinics...

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April 2014

In Turkey ethical conduct recognised for second straight year

On 17 April, Novo Nordisk Turkey received the Turkish Ethics Award, ETİKA 2013, for high ethical business conduct. The award marks...

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March 2014

Closing the gender gap - there is more to diversity than statistics

For companies, diversity is becoming a precondition for effective globalisation, but challenges still exist for women to advance in the workplace.

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March 2014

Shared Value - increasing the size of the pie

Text - Shared Value is a relatively new concept with both supporters and critics. Weighing in on Shared Value, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and...

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February 2014

Latin America must unite to defuse diabetes "time-bomb"

The sheer scale of the diabetes pandemic engulfing Latin America as brought into sharp focus during the regions first-ever high-level leadership forum.

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November 2013

In Syria, nothing is impossible in the battle against diabetes

It is evident that an armed conflict poses serious dangers to people living in Syria. What is perhaps less obvious...

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November 2013

Access to care in Africa - It's all in the delivery

In the African region, many people with diabetes have limited access to care due to long distances...

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November 2013

The long journey to improve diabetes care in Rosebud

Native Americans are some of the hardest hit by diabetes. See how the Rosebud Sioux Tribe is fighting back.

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May 2013

The challenges of diabetes care in Indonesia

Living standards are rising in Indonesia and its economy is poised for sustainable, long-term growth.

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May 2013

Safeguarding the next generation's health

Imagine preventing diabetes in the next generation. It might look something like this.

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May 2013

paying it forward to improve access in Vietnam

In partnership with the Vietnamese Ministry of Health, we launched the Vietnam Diabetes Care Program to...

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