Two-Time Super Bowl Champion Shines Spotlight on Diabetes Patients Who Give Back
(BPT) - Two-time Super Bowl Champion, Kendall Simmons, is one of almost 26 million people in the United States living with diabetes. Diagnosed after his NFL rookie season in 2003, Kendall was in unfamiliar territory.
“I wasn’t sure if my football career would continue,” Simmons said. “But after speaking with my doctor and my team, I was determined to get back on the field and prove that I could still play at a high level while living with diabetes.”
Simmons learned to manage his condition with the help of NovoLog® (insulin aspart [rDNA origin] injection). He went on to succeed both on and off the football field, playing for nearly 10 years with, respectively, the Pittsburgh Steelers, the New England Patriots, and the Buffalo Bills. Today, Simmons has partnered with Novo Nordisk to encourage people with type 2 diabetes to share how they manage their condition and give back to their community as part of the NovoLog® Community Star Contest.
“We know there is an army of unsung diabetes heroes out there. Whether coaching a little league team, volunteering, or fundraising for charity, whatever it is that you’re able to do to give back to your community, we want to hear from you,” Simmons said.
Diabetes patients are invited to submit their story and photo at novolog.com for the chance to be crowned a NovoLog® Community Star. 10 finalists will be selected and will receive a $5,000 donation to one of several third-party organizations, including the American Diabetes Association, Produce for Better Health Foundation, and Insulindependence.
One grand prize winner will also receive a year-long online subscription to Weight Watchers® for tips and information on living a healthy lifestyle.
Entries close June 30. Official rules for submission are available by visiting www.novolog.com.a
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aCertain restrictions apply. See official rules for entry information.
Weight Watchers® is a registered trademark of Weight Watchers International, Inc.
 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet. CDC Web site. http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/pdf/ndfs_2011.pdf. Accessed April 25, 2013.
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