Changing Diabetes Fund set up in China

Source:Global Times Published: 2017/9/15 13:03:39

People ride bikes during the launching ceremony of the Changing Diabetes Fund. Photo: Courtesy of Novo Nordisk

The Changing Diabetes Fund was set up in Beijing on September 14. It was led by the China Health and Medical Development Foundation and supported by Novo Nordisk, a Danish pharmaceutical company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care.

The fund aims to encourage people with diabetes (PWDs) to exercise to help their bodies to regulate their glucose levels naturally.

This year's theme is "Riding for Changing Diabetes" Chinese diabetic Huang Dong and his friends will be the first sponsorship recipients. They plan to cycle 1,800 kilometers from Xiamen in Fujian Province through Shanghai, and Tianjin to Beijing.

Novo Nordisk is headquartered in Copenhagen in Denmark. It has over 42,000 employees in 77 countries and regions and provides products and services to 165 countries and regions around the world. Besides diabetic care, the company also focuses on other serious chronic diseases like hemophilia, growth disorders and obesity.

Camilla Sylvest, Senior Vice President, General Manager Region China,of Novo Nordisk gives a speech during the launch. Photo: Courtesy of Novo Nordisk

"The establishment of the foundation is one of the promises Novo Nordisk committed to under our corporate social responsibility (CSR)," said Camilla Sylvest, Senior Vice President, General Manager Region China,of Novo Nordisk. "We hope to help make changes in the lives of more PWDs and pass on a spirit of optimism to them through our programs and events."



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