Canadian Diabetes Association honours Novo Nordisk Canada with National Award

MONTREAL, Oct. 22 /CNW/ - The Canadian Diabetes Association is pleased to present Novo Nordisk Canada with the 2009 Outstanding National Corporate Award. The award was presented to Mr. Vince Lamanna, President, Novo Nordisk Canada at a special awards ceremony which was part of the Association's Annual General Meetings held during the International Diabetes Federation Congress in Montreal, October 18-22.

"Our aspiration at Novo Nordisk is to change diabetes for the better," said Vince Lamanna, President, Novo Nordisk Canada Inc. "To accomplish this, we support and develop focused programs and services for all diabetes stakeholders, including health professionals, governments, patients and organizations like the Canadian Diabetes Association that share our objective to achieve better outcomes for people living with diabetes in Canada."

"On behalf of the Canadian Diabetes Association's National Awards Committee, I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to Novo Nordisk Canada, winner of the 2009 Outstanding National Corporate Award," said Arlene Kuntz, Chair, National Awards Committee. "Their achievements and leadership in the diabetes community have made a significant impact and are an inspiration to us all."

"The tremendous contributions made to the Association by our dedicated partners are key to the success of the programs and services we provide to Canadians living with diabetes," said Ms. Kuntz. "The Association is proud to honour Novo Nordisk Canada for their dedication and significant accomplishments in the diabetes community."

Across the country, the Canadian Diabetes Association is leading the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes live healthy lives while we work to find a cure. We are supported in our efforts by a community-based network of volunteers, employees, healthcare professionals, researchers and partners. By providing education and services, advocating on behalf of people with diabetes, supporting research and translating research into practical tools - we are delivering on our mission.

SOURCE Canadian Diabetes Association

For further information: For further information: Jeremy Brace, Canadian Diabetes Association, Tel: (416) 671-2155, jeremy.brace@diabetes.ca

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