Houston organizations awarded $60,000 to address diabetes
Novo Nordisk awarded $60,000 to three Houston organizations to help educate residents on the rising number of diabetes cases in the community.
As of 2010, Houston had more than 800,000 residents with diabetes, with 1.5 million more in danger of developing the disease.
"We know from research that type 2 diabetes has far-reaching impact in our city and that local Houston organizations play a critical role in addressing the problem through programs that tap into understanding of the local population," Dr. Nicole Hare-Everline said in a press release.
The following organizations are receiving funding:
Asian American Health Coalition will use the money to partner with the University of Houston's School of Pharmacy to host educational programs in Asian-American communities.
The Harris County Hospital District Foundation will lead a multidisciplinary nurse-led diabetes management program for individuals with uncontrolled diabetes.
And The Lighthouse of Houston will offer education on diabetes self-management and training in an effort to reduce complications related to the disease.
Novo Nordisk created a panel of diabetes experts and community leaders to discuss the measures that organizations were taking to address the disease and chose these three to receive funding.
For more information, visit novonordisk-us.com/communitycare.
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