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    Diabetes Doesn’t Mean Giving Up My Dreams

    16 May 2018

    Type 1 diabetes patient and Team Novo Nordisk professional cyclist Quentin Valognes shares his decision to dream big despite his diagnosis, and how that perseverance lead to his recent Sprint Jersey win in Dubai.

    Cycling runs in my blood. My father is a well-known cycling commentator, my brother is a current French National cycling champion, and my sister races on the French National team, all of which has fueled my own cycling dreams. Dreams are not always easy to accomplish but I was determined to chase them – even after I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age six.

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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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