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    Giving back to a good cause: Volunteer Time Off at Novo Nordisk

    16 April 2018

    When I hear volunteer success stories from colleagues like Charles Slonsky, I feel extremely proud to be part of an organization that supports employees in donating their time and talents within their communities.

    Novo Nordisk, which is recognized as one of FORTUNE’s 2018 Best Workplaces for Giving Back, hopes to help its employees continue to make a personal impact through its new Volunteer Time Off (VTO) program.

     
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    Running to sweet success

    12 April 2018

    1998 was going to be an amazing year. My husband and I were overjoyed to be expecting our first son. As a labor and delivery nurse I thought my pregnancy was going to be a textbook experience because I knew just what to expect.

    Coming from a Cuban family, my diet revolved around Cuban bread and butter, snacking on pastel de guava, lots of rice and beans for lunch and dinner, and flan for dessert. At 28 weeks I had my glucose screening. A few days later my doctor called me and gave me the results of my test.

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    Diabetes vs determination: Memories of my first insulin shot

    20 February 2018

    Chanda Copple is a type 1 diabetes patient, a registered nurse, and certified diabetes educator with Novo Nordisk’s Education Program. She’s passionate about helping others feel empowered to manage their diabetes and live healthy lives.

    Inspired by a recent episode of the TV show Black-ish, in which Dre, the character played by Novo Nordisk Inc. spokesperson Anthony Anderson, learns how to manage his diabetes, Chanda volunteered to talk about her first experience taking an insulin shot.

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    Celebrating 10 years as one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®

    15 February 2018

    FORTUNE Magazine has once again published its annual “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list and I’m incredibly proud to see that Novo Nordisk has made the list for the tenth straight year in a row! Considering this amazing accomplishment, we decided to ask some Novo Nordisk employees why they think we’re one of the best places to work. Watch the video to hear what they have to say.

     
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    The Intern Perspective

    07 February 2018

    Summer will be here before we know it; as such, we are gearing up for Novo Nordisk Inc.’s 2018 Early Talent Summer Internship Program. Read below to learn more about the program through the experiences of Hope Sirimis, 2017 summer intern.

    There’s a special feeling that comes with the first day of a new job. Besides the outfit you pick out the day before, nothing is certain about what lies ahead.

     
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    Beating diabetes: For Texas and for Kayce, I will

    31 January 2018

    To love others, you must first be able to love yourself. However, loving yourself, your body, and your highs and lows is hard to do when you are a person with diabetes. Finding a way to truly love yourself, however, is the key to living a happy and healthy life with diabetes. It took, what has felt like a lifetime of diabetes management, the death of a friend, and a network of supportive friends to turn my life around and allow for me to truly be in love with the life I am leading. I am a first-generation college student, a communication major and honors student, a resident-assistant, a campus tour guide, and a friend to all.

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    Bring it on! Ten healthy tips for the Holidays

    19 December 2017

    Abby Blaustein is a Certified Diabetes Educator and Registered Dietitian who leads Novo Nordisk’s Garden State Educator team, which comprises 11 passionate Diabetes Educators of varied backgrounds. Below, Abby and the team offer some healthy eating tips and suggestions for the holidays. Most are tips that have helped them get through the holiday season over the years.

     
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    First break home, freshman year

    12 December 2017

    While college is definitely a fun time, all college students probably look forward to their first break home. There are a lot of benefits of being home: a break from classes, seeing friends, spending time with parents (admit it, you missed your Mom), home cooking, showering without flip flops; the list goes on and on. Type 1 diabetes (T1D) shouldn’t get in the way of your recharging time at home. However, after some time away, a refresher on returning home with T1D is always helpful.

     
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    Late to the party or just in time?

    27 November 2017

    Recently we launched a campaign on creating flexible work options here at Novo Nordisk. And we’re really proud of that fact. But when I tell HR colleagues from other companies about this, they look at me a bit perplexed. It's true that this approach isn’t "new" and was a very "hot" trend in the early 2000s. Now we’ve seen companies like Yahoo, Best Buy, IBM, Reddit and others pull back from offering work flexibility to their employees. Does that mean we’re at the wrong end of this trend? More importantly, why do we think we need to focus on this?

     
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    Success is possible

    20 November 2017

    With two-thirds of people with diabetes living in cities, we initiated Cities Changing Diabetes three years ago to put a spotlight on urban diabetes. This effort has grown into a global coalition, with nine international cities – including Houston - with more than 75 million residents, and 100 expert partners all united in the fight against urban diabetes. In late October, 300 city and public health leaders, urban planners and key stakeholders in the fight against urban diabetes convened and called for every city to set a goal for what it will take to hold back the rise of diabetes in their cities, and create their own action plans to achieve it.

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