Hornets, The American Diabetes Association and Sanofi US to Promote 2013 Dribble to Stop Diabetes Awareness Campaign

Hornets News Release

Hugo and the Honeybees to appear at Ochsner Health System Diabetes Support Group

February 18, 2013

The New Orleans Hornets, in collaboration with the American Diabetes Association, Sanofi US and Ochsner Health System will help raise awareness through the 2013 Dribble to Stop Diabetes initiative. Hugo and the Honeybees will appear courtesy of Sanofi US at the Ochsner Medical Center - West Bank (2500 Belle Chasse Hwy, Gretna) on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 3:30 p.m. as the facility hosts its weekly Diabetes Support Group Meeting.

The NBA, WNBA, the NBA Developmental League, the American Diabetes Association, and Sanofi US are in their third year of the national campaign which is designed to encourage fans to live an active, healthy lifestyle and raise awareness about type 2 diabetes prevention and management, along with the potentially serious health complications that can be associated with the disease.

Additional Dribble to Stop Diabetes initiatives will include diabetes educational materials distributed through the league’s NBA/WNBA FIT program and a website (www.dribbletostopdiabetes.com) that features the Diabetes Risk Test and other resources and encourages fans to discuss diabetes with their health care providers.

Ochsner Health System’s Endocrinology and Primary Care departments work together to provide the best possible diabetes care. In addition to monthly support groups, Ochsner offers a novel “Diabetes Boot Camp” for patients exploring a new diagnosis
of diabetes. Ochsner’s diabetes program is nationally recognized by US News & World Report and the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

About the American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes® and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.

About Sanofi
Sanofi, a global and diversified healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi has core strengths in the field of healthcare with seven growth platforms: diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, rare diseases, consumer healthcare, emerging markets and animal health. Sanofi is listed in Paris (EURONEXT: SAN) and in New York (NYSE: SNY).

Sanofi is the holding company of a consolidated group of subsidiaries and operates in the United States as Sanofi US, also referred to as Sanofiaventis U.S. LLC. For more information on Sanofi US, please visit https://www.sanofi.us or call 1-800-981-2491.

About Ochsner Health System
Ochsner Health System is southeast Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system with eight hospitals and 38 health centers in Louisiana. Ochsner has been named the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 16 consecutive years and is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a “Best Hospital” across 11 specialty categories. Ochsner employs more than 13,000 employees, over 850 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts over 300 clinical research trials annually. Ochsner Health System is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.