Welcome to Novo Nordisk in the United States

Cities Changing Diabetes

Cities Changing Diabetes is a global program sponsored by Novo Nordisk in partnership with University College London and Steno Diabetes Center, in which nine cities around the world are learning how to improve diabetes prevention, detection and care in their communities. Urban areas have unique features and challenges, and this program aims to map the problem, share solutions and drive action to fight the diabetes challenge.


Participating Cities Map

Houston was selected due to its challenging future with diabetes

The Cities Changing Diabetes program invested more than a year researching the diabetes epidemic in Houston. A community-wide assessment identified the populations most at risk for developing the disease and developed profiles of those most
at risk.

Graphic representing the number of people living in Houston who have diabetes or prediabetes


1. Institute for Alternative Futures. Diabetes 2030 forecasts, 2015: Houston metropolitan area diabetes data & forecasts. http://www.altfutures.org/pubs/diabetes2030/HOUSTONDataSheet.pdf. Accessed July 10, 2017.