Platinum Level Sponsors
Novo Nordisk is pleased to be a Platinum Level Sponsor of the Friends for Life conference, supporting the Family and Friends Banquet and Sports Central as well as Wednesday's Fun Run.
Since 1981, LifeScan, Inc. has been committed to creating a world without limits for people with diabetes. They revolutionized home blood glucose testing with the introduction of OneTouch® Technology in 1987. An innovator in self-monitoring, more than three million people depend on OneTouch® Brand Meters for simple testing and accurate results. LifeScan, an early sponsor of Children With Diabetes, is proud to be a Platinum Level Sponsor of the Family and Friends Banquet.
Roche, the maker of ACCU-CHEK® products, is a global leader in diabetes care. As such, we’re proud to offer a portfolio of blood glucose monitoring and insulin pump systems that are designed to be accurate, convenient, easy to use and trusted by millions of people worldwide. In addition, our ACCU-CHEK Connect program offers tips, tools and support for both people with diabetes and healthcare professionals to encourage patient engagement and enable behavior and therapy change. Our 24-hour ACCU-CHEK Customer Care Center provides access to prompt, compassionate care from specialists who are rated #1 in customer satisfaction. To learn more about ACCU-CHEK products and the ACCU-CHEK Connect program, visit www.accu-chekconnect.com. Roche is proud to be the Platinum Level Sponsor of the Grand Opening of the Exhibit Hall and several sessions.
Sanofi-Aventis is pleased to be a Platinum Level Sponsor of the Friends for Life conference.
Gold Level Sponsors
Abbott Diabetes Care, a division of global health care company Abbott, is committed to improving the lives of people with diabetes. The company manufactures, distributes and markets innovative glucose monitoring systems and offers valuable services to help patients and healthcare professionals better manage diabetes care needs. Abbott Diabetes Care is pleased to a Gold Level Sponsor of the 2011 Friends for Life conference. For more information, visit www.abbottdiabetescare.com.
Silver Level Sponsors
Animas Corporation, a Johnson & Johnson company, is dedicated to making diabetes management easier through product innovation, exceptional customer support and customized education programs. The OneTouchÂ® Pingâ„˘ glucose management system is the company's sixth generation insulin pump since the company was founded in 1996. Some of the pump features include a flat panel, high contrast color screen, a Meter-Remote capable of delivering a bolus without accessing the pump directly, a 500 in-pump food database and smallest basal rate/increment. Plus it's waterproof! Animas also offers customized education programs and 24/7 pump support. Animas is pleased to be a Silver Level Sponsor of childcare at Friends for Life: Orlando 2011!
Insulet Corporation is an innovative medical device company dedicated to improving the lives of people with diabetes. Insulet's OmniPod Insulin Management System is a revolutionary insulin infusion system that gives kids the freedom to be kids, and parents the peace of mind of continuous insulin therapy. The OmniPod System packs all the functionality of today's "smart" insulin pumps in two discreet, easy-to-use wireless parts, with virtually pain-free insertion, an integrated Freestyle blood glucose meter, and, best of all, no cumbersome tubing. For complete details about the OmniPod System and to read stories from real OmniPod users, please visit www.MyOmniPod.com. Insulet is pleased to be a Silver Level Sponsor, supporting the Adults with Type 1 programming on both Thursday and Friday at Friends for Life 2011.
Bronze Level Sponsors
Medtronic (www.medtronicdiabetes.com) is the world leader in advanced diabetes management solutions, helping people with diabetes for over 25 years. The company's products include the MiniMed ParadigmÂ® REAL-Time System, the #1 prescribed insulin pump in the United States and the only one in the world integrating REAL-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Therapy Management Software. Other company products include the GuardianÂ® REAL-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring System, iProTM Continuous Glucose Recorder, CareLinkTM Therapy Management Software and other related consumable products. As a pioneer in insulin pump therapy, continuous glucose monitoring, and therapy management software, Medtronic Diabetes is committed to delivering patients in need with world class therapies and customer support. Medtronic Diabetes is proud to be a Bronze Level Sponsor of the Children with Diabetes conference.
Friends of CWD
The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association conducts programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, reaching hundreds of communities. The Association is also the largest single provider of camps for children with diabetes with 53 sessions of day and residential camps throughout the nation. Each year, the Association serves hundreds of families as they confront school discrimination issues through our Safe at School initiative. The Association is leading the movement to Stop Ignorance, Stop Discrimination, Stop Complications and ultimately to Stop Diabetes. At www.diabetes.org, you will find great information and opportunities to interact with other kids and parents affected by type 1 diabetes. Connect with your local American Diabetes Association office at 1-888-DIABETES or visit our website at www.diabetes.org.
One of the first sponsors of Children With Diabetes in their very first year, the Diabetes Research Institute and Foundation are proud to support the Hall of Science at this important fun and educational event for families affected by diabetes. The Diabetes Research Institute leads the world in cure-focused research. Having already shown that diabetes can be reversed through islet transplantation, the DRI is building upon these promising outcomes by bridging cell-based therapies with emerging technologies. Since its inception, DRI scientists have made significant contributions to the field of diabetes, pioneering many of the techniques used in laboratories worldwide. As the only organization solely dedicated to curing diabetes, the DRI continues to develop and test new approaches to restore natural insulin production. This integration of technology and medicine, along with its singular focus on a cure, is what makes the DRI unique and distinguishes its research efforts from all others. With a relentless commitment to cure those now living with diabetes, along with its unique spirit of collaboration and notable accomplishments, the DRI is leading the international effort to eradicate this disease. For the millions of people affected by diabetes, the DRI is the best hope for a cure. For more information, please visit www.DiabetesResearch.org or call 800-321-3437.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International is the worldwide leader for research to cure type 1 diabetes. It sets the global agenda for diabetes research, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of diabetes science worldwide. Founded in 1970 by parents of children with type 1 diabetes, JDRF's mission is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Over the years, JDRF has provided more than $1.4 billion in grants for diabetes research throughout the world. In addition to its role in leading research funding, JDRF is accessible to people 24 hours per day, seven days per week--particularly those struggling with the difficult moments after a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes. Through its web site and more than 100 locations worldwide, JDRF has developed a diverse support network for families and adults with a type 1 connection, including a number of personal peer-to-peer programs and a range of resources to benefit individuals and families during every stage of life with diabetes. JDRF is proud to partner with Children with Diabetes in sponsoring their regional and national conferences as a charity partner, supporting sessions and the Hall of Science. For more information, visit the JDRF Web site at www.jdrf.org, or call 800-533-CURE.
Tandem Diabetes is experienced, not by age but through collaborative wisdom shared by our on-staff insulin pump users, more than 1,000 clinicians and a community of people with diabetes. With the leadership from former executives of leading life science companies, we are committed to creating products that enable a flexible lifestyle, are engineered to the highest quality standards and designed with uncompromising style. We understand "one size does not fit all" when it comes to pump therapy and are focused in offering product choices to meet individual needs.
Unomedical - A ConvaTec Company - manufactures insulin infusion sets for the treatment of type 1 diabetes. We have developed infusion sets since the early 1980s through advanced research and dialogue with users and healthcare professionals. As a result of this Unomedical Infusion Devices has launched many popular products, including the innovative insetTM 30 - the world's first angled infusion set and insertion device in one unit (exclusively distributed by Animas Corp). With a broad range of infusion sets, Unomedical Infusion Devices wishes to offer insulin pump users the chance to choose a high quality and comfortable infusion set that best suits their individual needs. For further information about Unomedical Infusion Devices and our products, please visit our web site at www.infusion-set.com.
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