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Novo Nordisk donates $80,000 for diabetes education in Minn.


ROCHESTER, Minn. — Novo Nordisk is offering $80,000 to diabetes-education programs in a Minnesota city, the Danish drug maker said Friday.

The company said it would give the money to support local organizations that educate people living with Type 2 diabetes in Rochester, Minn.

"Nearly 438,000 Minnesotans are projected to have diabetes by 2015," Novo Nordisk director of U.S. corporate giving and social impact Diana Blankman said. "The diabetes epidemic is not slowing down. At Novo Nordisk, we consider it our duty to continue to work closely with these community-based organizations that are vital to creating change in diabetes education from the ground up."

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article stated a similar initiative took place in Rochester, N.Y., which did not occur. We apologize for the error.


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