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Team Novo Nordisk is a global all-diabetes sports team dedicated to inspiring, educating, and empowering those affected by diabetes. The team includes cyclists, triathletes, and runners, and is spearheaded by the world's first all-diabetes professional cycling team. The team is united in its mission to show what may be possible with diabetes.

Inspire, Educate, Empower

Formed in December 2012, Team Novo Nordisk is a partnership between Novo Nordisk, a world leader in diabetes care, and former pro cyclist and diabetes advocate, Phil Southerland. They joined forces based on a shared vision to inspire, educate, and empower people around the world affected by diabetes.

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The men’s professional cycling team is composed of athletes who live with type 1 diabetes. The cyclists come from 10 different countries, including the United States. These athletes are ordinary people with diabetes who happen to have a talent and a strong desire to not let their condition stop them from competing at the top level. The team members work hard to manage their diabetes with the help of their HCPs and are always pushing for their personal best. They want to empower others living with diabetes to do the same.

The team races on the International Cycling Union (UCI) Professional Continental tour, competing in major professional cycling races around the world, including the Amgen Tour of California where the team garnered a total of 3 podium appearances in 2014, a historic best for the unique pro-cycling squad.

In addition to participating in athletic competitions, Team Novo Nordisk is very active in the diabetes community. By sharing their stories with others, the athletes hope to inspire people affected by diabetes.

Visit Team Novo Nordisk’s website.

Indications and Usage

What is NovoLog® (insulin aspart [rDNA origin] injection)?

  • NovoLog® is a man-made insulin used to control high blood sugar in adults and children with diabetes mellitus.

Important Safety Information for NovoLog®

Who should not take NovoLog®?

Do not take NovoLog® if:

  • your blood sugar is too low (hypoglycemia) or you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

Before taking NovoLog®, tell your health care provider about all your medical conditions including, if you are:

  • pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
  • taking new prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including supplements.

Talk to your health care provider about how to manage low blood sugar.

How should I take NovoLog®?

  • Read the Instructions for Use and take exactly as directed.
  • NovoLog® is fast-acting. Eat a meal within 5 to 10 minutes after taking it.
  • Know the type and strength of your insulin. Do not change your insulin type unless your health care provider tells you to.
  • Check your blood sugar levels. Ask your health care provider what your blood sugar levels should be and when you should check them.
  • Do not share needles, insulin pens, or syringes. You may give or get an infection from another person.

What should I avoid while taking NovoLog®?

  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery, until you know how NovoLog® affects you.
  • Do not drink alcohol or use medicines that contain alcohol.

What are the possible side effects of NovoLog®?

Serious side effects can lead to death, including:

Low blood sugar. Some signs and symptoms include:

  • anxiety, irritability, mood changes, dizziness, sweating, confusion, and headache.

Your insulin dose may need to change because of:

  • weight gain or loss, increased stress, illness, or change in diet or level of physical activity.

Other common side effects may include:

  • low potassium in your blood, injection site reactions, itching, rash, serious whole body allergic reactions, skin thickening or pits at the injection site, weight gain, and swelling of your hands and feet and if taken with thiazolidinediones (TZDs) possible heart failure.

Get emergency medical help if you have:

  • trouble breathing, shortness of breath, fast heartbeat, swelling of your face, tongue, or throat, sweating, extreme drowsiness, dizziness, or confusion.

For more information, please click here for complete NovoLog® Prescribing Information.

NovoLog® is a prescription medicine.

Talk to your doctor about the importance of diet and exercise in your treatment plan.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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If you need assistance with prescription drug costs, help may be available. Visit pparx.org or call 1-888-4PPA-NOW.

Selected Important Safety Information

Who should not take NovoLog®?

Do not take NovoLog® if:

  • your blood sugar is too low (hypoglycemia) or you are allergic to any of its ingredients.

How should I take NovoLog®?

  • Read the Instructions for Use and take exactly as directed.
  • NovoLog® is fast-acting. Eat a meal within 5 to 10 minutes after taking it.
  • Know the type and strength of your insulin. Do not change your insulin type unless your health care provider tells you to.
  • Check your blood sugar levels. Ask your health care provider what your blood sugar levels should be and when you should check them.
  • Do not share needles, insulin pens, or syringes. You may give or get an infection from another person.

Please click here for additional Important Safety Information

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