Novo Nordisk and Two-Time Super Bowl Champion Kendall Simmons Kick-Off Search for Type 2 Diabetes Patients Who Give Back to Their Communities

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Super Bowl Champion Kendall Simmons

Jan 22, 2013

Share Your NovoLog® (insulin aspart [rDNA origin] injection) Community Star Story for the Chance to Win a Donation to the Charity of Your Choice!

Super Bowl Champion Kendall Simmons and Novo Nordisk, a world leader in diabetes care, have launched a nationwide search for the first NovoLog® Community Stars. As part of the program, type 2 diabetes patients successfully managing their blood sugar with NovoLog® (insulin aspart [rDNA origin] injection) are invited to visit and share how they're giving back to their local communities.

Through March 22, NovoLog® patients can submit their story and photo online for the chance to be crowned a NovoLog® Community Star.* Finalists will each receive a $5,000 donation to a local diabetes related organization of their choice. One ultimate NovoLog® Community Star will also receive a one-year online subscription to Weight Watchers® to help with their diabetes management. 

"There is an army of unsung diabetes heroes out there, and I'm thrilled to partner with Novo Nordisk to honor 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." 

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.   

"We are excited to launch the first NovoLog® Community Star program," said Camille Lee, corporate vice president, Diabetes Marketing. "As a truly patient-centered organization, this contest is a great way to shine a light on all the great work being done by people with diabetes across the country." 

Official Rules for submission are available by visiting If you have type 2 diabetes, or know someone who does, go online to share  your inspiring story and learn more about insulin treatment and delivery options today.

Weight Watchers® is a registered trademark of Weight Watchers International, Inc. 

About NovoLog® (insulin aspart [rDNA origin] injection) 

Indications and Usage 

What is NovoLog® (insulin aspart [rDNA origin] injection)? 

 NovoLog® is a man-made insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults and children with diabetes mellitus. 

Important Safety Information 

Who should not use NovoLog®

 Do not use NovoLog® if your blood sugar is too low (hypoglycemia) or you are allergic to any of its ingredients. 

What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking NovoLog®

 About all of your medical conditions, including liver or kidney problems. 

 If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or plan to do either. 

 About all prescription and nonprescription medicines you take, including supplements, as your dose may need to change. 

How should I take NovoLog®

 Eat a meal within 5 to 10 minutes after using NovoLog®, a fast-acting insulin, to avoid low blood sugar. Do not inject NovoLog® if you do not plan to eat right after your injection or bolus pump infusion. 

 Do not mix NovoLog® with any other insulin when used in a pump or with any insulin other than NPH when used with injections by syringe

 Do not change your dose or type of insulin unless you are told to by your healthcare provider. 

 Do not share needles, insulin pens, or syringes. 

 Check your blood sugar levels as directed by your healthcare provider. 

What should I consider while using NovoLog®

 Alcohol, including beer and wine, may affect your blood sugar. 

 Be careful when driving a car or operating machinery. You may have difficulty concentrating or reacting if you have low blood sugar. Talk to your healthcare provider if you often have low blood sugar or no warning signs of low blood sugar. 

What are the possible side effects of NovoLog®

 Low blood sugar, including when too much is taken. Some symptoms include sweating, shakiness, confusion, and headache. Severe low blood sugar can cause unconsciousness, seizures, and death. 

 Serious allergic reactions may occur. Get medical help right away, if you develop a rash over your whole body, have trouble breathing, a fast heartbeat, or sweating. 

 Other side effects include injection site reactions (like redness, swelling, and itching), skin thickening or pits at the injection site, swelling of your hands and feet, vision changes, low potassium in your blood, and weight gain. 

NovoLog® is a registered trademark of Novo Nordisk A/S. 

Please visit for Prescribing Information. 

*Certain restrictions apply. See official rules for entry information. 

© 2013 Novo Nordisk   All rights reserved.   1112-00012571-1  January 2013 

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