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October 2019

Q&A with Anwar Boutahar: Life as a teen with type 1

No one knows diabetes better than those who live it every day.

August 2019

What my experience with diabetes has taught me about speaking up and taking action

It wasn’t until one terrifying night that I realized how badly I had misunderstood the risks of my condition.

July 2019

The future of the life sciences in Ontario Is bright

Ontario is home to a diverse and thriving life sciences community. It includes companies both large and small – multinationals and homegrown firms – service providers, academics, students and government officials.

June 2019

Patients at the centre of discussions at BIO International Convention 2019

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of attending BIO International Convention 2019. I was excited for the opportunity to meet with many bright-minded individuals from across the biotechnology industry to share ideas.

May 2019

Walking the walk for holistic wellness

Part of creating a welcoming and positive work environment includes building a wellness plan that supports everyone in your organization—regardless of needs, conditions or abilities.

April 2019

Canadian innovation: Leaders driving change

Sunday, April 21, 2019 was World Creativity and Innovation Day (#WCID). Observed by the United Nations and around the world, #WCID occurs one day before Earth Day and six days after the birthday of Leonardo da Vinci (the day celebrates the importance of sustainability and multidisciplinary thinking).

March 2019

Novo Nordisk mentors: Helping teens with hemophilia prepare for careers

In Canada, about 3,100 people live with hemophilia. While rare, this bleeding disorder can have serious health impacts: chronic pain, limited mobility and even risk of premature death if treated inadequately.

February 2019

You’ve heard of the bottom line; at Novo Nordisk, we have three.

I was speaking to a friend recently about a perception many have of pharmaceutical companies, and the impact of this industry on society.


What it means to be patient-centric

Patient-centricity is the mindset of designing a service or solution around a patient. At Novo Nordisk, patients are at the centre of our business, so much so that it is laid out in the Novo Nordisk Essentials, 10 clearly defined statements describing how the Novo Nordisk Way works in practice.

December 2018

Navigating links between diabetes and food insecurity

Novo Nordisk is collaborating with cross-sector partners at the intersection of diabetes and food insecurity to support healthier options for the most vulnerable populations.

November 2018

Celebrating Canadian innovation: The story of insulin

The story of insulin is one of collaboration—its discovery, development and continued innovation made possible by a common goal of changing diabetes.

October 2018

Working with obesity: When stigma gets in the way in the workplace

Today marks the third annual World Obesity Day. By 2025, it is estimated that 2.7 billion people will be overweight or living with obesity.

September 2018

Catching inspiration - living your best life with diabetes

As the leader of a Canadian company focused on improving the health of Canadians, supporting individuals in their pursuit of healthy living continues to be a big source of motivation.

August 2018

Diabetes doesn't slow us down: A conversation with Team Novo Nordisk's Reid McClure

Novo Nordisk was born out of a mission to truly put patients first, supporting the 382 million people around the world living with diabetes.* Since the beginning, we’ve continually looked for ways to create programs that not only help those living with diabetes manage their respective conditions – but to show them what’s possible when you do.

June 2018

Being bold: Both in our work and workspace

We believe that having a workplace grounded in strong values helps to attract the right people to our team. We also believe that our team draws inspiration from the spaces they work in every day.

April 2018

It's all connected

What makes up a large part of the person you are today comes from your roots. From where you grew up, to what sparked your interests in life.