Platinum Level Sponsors
In 1923, the founders of Novo Nordisk began a journey to change diabetes. Today, we are thousands of employees across the world with the passion, the skills and the commitment to continue this journey to prevent, treat and ultimately cure diabetes. Novo Nordisk is proud to once again be a Platinum Level Sponsor of the Friends for Life® conference, supporting the Family and Friends Banquet and Sports Central. Please come see us at the exhibition to learn more about our type 1 support program, our new camp program and be among the first to learn about the first and only durable insulin pen with 0.5 unit doing and memory function - NovoPen Echo®. To learn more about Novo Nordisk and our support to the Type 1 diabetes community visit us at www.novonordisk-us.com.
Ever since we introduced the first commercial insulin in 1923, Lilly Diabetes has been a global leader in diabetes care. Today, Lilly continues to develop innovative products, programs, and resources to help people with type 1 diabetes. For the past nine years, Lilly has been a proud platinum sponsor of the Friends for Life® conference.
Join us at our booth to see all the ways we support the type 1 community and how your family can get involved. You can learn more about the role we play in diabetes camps and scholarships for everyday heroes with type 1, discover awards that acknowledge success in diabetes management, and be inspired by the achievements of NASCAR driver Ryan Reed in managing his type 1 diabetes. You'll also be able to check out our popular books for families managing type 1 diabetes. They've been created in collaboration with Disney and explore real-life issues that affect families just like yours. Be sure to pick up your free copy of the latest Lilly Diabetes and Disney storybook, featuring Coco the monkey.
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, consumer healthcare, emerging markets, animal health and the new Genzyme.
Gold Level Sponsors
Dexcom, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, California, develops and markets continuous glucose monitoring systems for use by diabetes patients, as well as blood glucose monitoring systems used by healthcare providers in hospital critical care settings. Its newest product, the Dexcom G4® PLATINUM, approved for patients as young as two years old, showcases notable performance enhancements and a host of user conveniences such as vivid color trends, sleek and modern design, and a long wireless transmission distance for greater user mobility. With the accuracy Dexcom is known for, coupled with desirable and lifestyle-oriented features, users have consistently ranked Dexcom highest in customer satisfaction and loyalty. For more information, visit www.dexcom.com.
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust aspires to improve lives by supporting exceptional nonprofits and other mission-aligned organizations in health, selected place-based initiatives, and education and human services. Since 2008, when the Trust began its active grantmaking, it has committed more than $1 billion. The Helmsley Type 1 Diabetes Program is the largest private foundation funder of T1D-related research, treatment and support services.
Silver Level Sponsors
After years of research, including thousands of in-depth conversations with people with diabetes and health care providers, Tandem Diabetes Care® brings you the t:slim® Insulin Pump, the first insulin pump with a touch screen that embodies a fresh new design approach and offers the most requested features in a next-generation insulin pump. It’s no surprise that the t:slim Pump is ranked #1 in overall user satisfaction and product features. We are equally proud of the fact that, despite our rapid growth, Tandem’s Customer Support is also ranked #1 among pump companies. (Reference: dQ&A Patient Panel, 2H 2014)
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® 2015.
At Animas, we make insulin pumps that perform for you, so you can perform at your best. Animas® insulin pumps are designed to make living your life with diabetes easier, with practical features built into our technology that we know you’ll appreciate. Animas is pleased to be a Silver Level Sponsor of Friends for Life® 2015. To learn more about Animas and the OneTouch® Ping® insulin pump and meter-remote, please visit www.Animas.com.
The Diabetes Group at Medtronic (www.medtronicdiabetes.com is working together with the global community to change the way people manage diabetes. The company aims to transform diabetes care by expanding access, integrating care and improving outcomes, so people living with diabetes can enjoy greater freedom and better health.
Welcome Back 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 be a sponsor of the 2015 Friends for Life® conference. For more information, visit www.abbottdiabetescare.com.
A world leader in diabetes drug delivery for nearly 90 years, BD is dedicated to improving the patient experience at every touch point, ensuring highest quality devices and clinical education services to enable better diabetes therapy and outcomes. BD Pen Needles and Insulin Syringes are designed with leading technology to enable more effective injection through improved comfort, convenience, safety and environmental sustainability. BD devices support earlier initiation and better adherence to prescribed therapies to help diabetes patients around the world live healthier lives.
Friends of CWD
One of the first sponsors of Children With Diabetes in their very first year, the Diabetes Research Institute and Foundation are proud to be a part of this important educational and fun event for those affected by diabetes. The mission of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation is to provide the Diabetes Research Institute with the funding necessary to cure diabetes now. The Diabetes Research Institute, a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, leads the world in cure-focused research. As the largest and most comprehensive research center dedicated to curing diabetes, the DRI is aggressively working to develop a biological cure by restoring natural insulin production. Researchers have already shown that diabetes can be reversed through islet transplantation, with some study patients living insulin free for more than a decade. The Institute is now building upon these promising outcomes by developing a DRI BioHub, an integrated “mini organ” that mimics that native pancreas, containing thousands of insulin-producing cells that sense blood sugar levels and produce the precise amount of insulin needed in real time. The Diabetes Research Institute and Foundation were created for one reason – to cure diabetes – which is and will continue to be its singular focus until that goal is reached. For the millions of children and adults affected by diabetes, the Diabetes Research Institute is the best hope for a cure. For more information, please visit www.DiabetesResearch.org or call 800-321-3437.
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is now the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF research is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners who share this goal. In addition to our research funding and leadership, JDRF’s outreach efforts provide practical support and resources for people with T1D and their families every step of the way as they live with T1D. JDRF is proud to partner with Children with Diabetes by sponsoring regional and national conferences as a charity partner, and supporting sessions at Friends for Life®. For more information, visit the JDRF website at www.jdrf.org, or call 800-533-CURE.
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