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Global Survey Reveals More Than A Quarter Of Canadians With Type 2 Diabetes Do Not Take Insulin As Prescribed And One Third Are Experiencing Events Of Low Blood Sugar Frequently

About Novo Nordisk Canada Inc.

Novo Nordisk is a healthcare company and a world leader in diabetes care and biopharmaceuticals.  Novo Nordisk manufactures and markets pharmaceutical products and services that make a significant difference to patients, the medical profession and society.  Novo Nordisk's business is driven by the Triple Bottom Line:  a commitment to economic success, environmental soundness, and social responsibility to employees and customers. For more information, visit www.novonordisk.ca.



i "Leading the Fight", Canadian Diabetes Association, accessed August 11, 2011, http://www.diabetes.ca/about-us/leading-the-fight/ ii "Diabetes in Canada: Facts and figures from a public health perspective", Public Health Agency of Canada. Accessed September 7, 2012 at http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/cd-mc/publications/diabetes-diabete/facts-figures-faits-chiffres-2011/chap5-eng.php iii "Signs and Symptoms of Hypoglycemia", Canadian Diabetes Association. Accessed September 7, 2012 at http://www.diabetes.ca/Files/kwd_signs.pdf iv Bunitz, Daniel et al. "Emergency Hospitalizations for Adverse Drug Events in Older Americans", NEJM 2011; 365:2002-12. v Canadian Diabetes association. Hypoglycemia: Low Blood Glucose. Accessed September 12, 2012 at http://www.diabetes.ca/files/for-professionals/hypoglycemia-tool-kidney-disease.pdf



SOURCE Novo Nordisk Canada Inc.

Video with caption: "Video: Canadians with type 2 diabetes are not taking insulin as prescribed to reduce the risk of experiencing low blood sugar at night.". Video available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/cgi-bin/playback.cgi?file=20121128_C3967_VIDEO_EN_21297.mp4&posterurl=http://photos.newswire.ca/images/20121128_C3967_PHOTO_EN_21297.jpg&clientName=Novo%20Nordisk%20Canada%20Inc%2E&caption=Video%3A%20Canadians%20with%20type%202%20diabetes%20are%20not%20taking%20insulin%20as%20prescribed%20to%20reduce%20the%20risk%20of%20experiencing%20low%20blood%20sugar%20at%20night%2E&title=NOVO%20NORDISK%20CANADA%20INC%2E%20%2D%20Global%20survey%20reveals%20more%20than%20a%20quarter%20of%20Canadians%20with%20type%202%20diabetes%20do%20not%20take%20insulin%20as%20prescribed%20and%20one%20third%20are%20experiencing%20events%20of%20low%20blood%20sugar%20frequently&headline=Global%20survey%20reveals%20more%20than%20a%20quarter%20of%20Canadians%20with%20type%202%20diabetes%20do%20not%20take%20insulin%20as%20prescribed%20and%20one%20third%20are%20experiencing%20events%20of%20low%20blood%20sugar%20frequently

Audio with caption: "Audio: One in five Canadian patients deliberately do not take insulin as prescribed to reduce the risk of experiencing low blood sugar at night". Audio available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2012/11/28/20121128_C3967_AUDIO_EN_21299.mp3

PDF available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2012/11/28/20121128_C3967_DOC_EN_21292.pdf

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