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 more than a decade, Lilly has been a proud platinum sponsor of the Friends for Life® conference.
Join us at our new booth to see all the ways we support the type 1 community and how your family can get involved with all the programs Lilly Diabetes supports. We have redesigned our booth this year to include more interactive experiences for all ages. Being at Friends For Life is a fun, learning experience. Come share some time with us in the Lilly Diabetes booth.
Find out how Lilly Diabetes can help your family at LillyDiabetes.com. Take a look at Coco's adventures and learn from other families with type 1 diabetes at T1EverydayMagic.com. Follow us on social media: Facebook: T1EverydayMagic, Lilly Diabetes. Twitter: @LillyDiabetes. Instagram: T1EverydayMagic.
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.
Dexcom, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, CA, is dedicated to developing innovative glucose sensing technology and products to help patients and healthcare providers better manage diabetes. The Dexcom G6™ Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System does not require fingersticks for calibration or diabetes treatment decisions* and features simple, one-touch sensor insertion. The System provides exceptional accuracy with an overall MARD of 9.0%† and features an Urgent Low Soon alert that can warn users 20 minutes in advance of severe hypoglycemia (55 mg/dL). Dexcom is the only provider of CGM systems indicated for children ages 2 years and older. Please visit www.dexcom.com.
*If your glucose alerts and readings from the G6 do not match symptoms or expectations, use a blood glucose meter to make diabetes treatment decisions.
†MARD is a statistical measure of accuracy; the lower the number, the better.
Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ: PODD), headquartered in Massachusetts, is an innovative medical device company dedicated to making the lives of people with diabetes and other conditions easier through the use of its Omnipod® product platform. The Omnipod® Insulin Management System provides a unique alternative to traditional insulin delivery methods. With its simple, wearable design, the disposable Pod provides up to three days of non-stop insulin delivery, without the need to see or handle a needle. Insulet also leverages the unique design of its Pod, by tailoring its Omnipod® technology platform for the delivery of non-insulin subcutaneous drugs across multiple therapeutic areas. Founded in 2000, more than 140,000 users across the globe rely on Insulet’s Omnipod® Insulin Management System to bring simplicity and freedom to their lives. For more information, visit www.myomnipod.com.
Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. is a medical device company dedicated to improving the lives of people with diabetes through relentless innovation and revolutionary customer experience. The Company takes an innovative, user-centric approach to the design, development and commercialization of products for people with diabetes who use insulin. Tandem manufactures and sells the t:slim X2™ Insulin Pump, the only pump capable of remote feature updates using a personal computer, and the t:flex® Insulin Pump, the first pump designed for people with greater insulin requirements. Tandem is based in San Diego, California.
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 2018 Friends for Life® Orlando conference. For more information, visit www.abbottdiabetescare.com.
Ascensia Diabetes Care is a global company dedicated to improving the health and lives of people with diabetes. Home to the world renowned CONTOUR®NEXT Portfolio of blood glucose monitoring systems, our products combine advanced technology with user-friendly functionality.
Roche Diabetes Care is pioneering innovative diabetes technologies and services since more than 40 years. Being a global leader in integrated diabetes management, more than 5,000 employees in over 100 markets worldwide work every day to support people with diabetes and those at risk to achieve more time in their target range and experience true relief from the daily therapy routines. Roche Diabetes Care collaborates with caregivers, healthcare providers and payers to optimally manage this complex condition and contribute to sustainable care structures. Under the brand Accu-Chek and in collaboration with partners, Roche Diabetes Care creates value by providing integrated solutions to monitor glucose levels, deliver insulin and track as well as contextualize relevant data points for a successful therapy. By establishing a leading open ecosystem, connecting devices, digital solutions, Roche Diabetes Care will enable optimal personalised diabetes management and thus improve therapy outcomes. Since 2017, mySugr with its world leading mobile diabetes management app and services is part of Roche Diabetes Care. For more information please visit www.accu-chek.com and www.mysugr.com.
Medtronic 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.
The Gregg Family Foundation
The James B. and Lois R. Archer Charitable Foundation provides grants to worthy non-profit organizations, especially those providing for and promoting the welfare of children.
Sanofi strives to help people manage the complex challenge of diabetes by delivering innovative, integrated and personalized solutions. Driven by valuable insights that come from listening to and engaging with people living with diabetes, the Company is forming partnerships to offer diagnostics, therapies, services, and devices. Sanofi markets medications for people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. To follow conversations about life, and life with diabetes connect with us and register for diabetes related articles and lifestyle tips on The DX, like us on Facebook at Sanofi US Diabetes and follow us on Twitter at @diabetes_sanofi.
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The American Diabetes Association (Association) is the global authority on diabetes and since 1940 has been committed to its mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. To tackle this global public health crisis, the Association drives discovery in research to treat, manage and prevent all types of diabetes, as well as to search for cures; raises voice to the urgency of the diabetes epidemic; and provides support and advocacy for people living with diabetes, those at risk of developing diabetes and the health care professionals who serve them. For children with diabetes, the Association serves families as they confront school discrimination issues through our Safe at School initiative. The Association is also the largest single provider of camps for children with diabetes with more than 75 sessions of day and residential camps throughout the nation. For more information, please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org. Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn).
Beta Bionics, Inc., is a Massachusetts public benefit corporation committed to commercializing and disseminating the iLet®, a bionic pancreas for people living with T1D. Our stated benefit mission is (1) to provide a turnkey solution for safe and effective autonomous glycemic control, (2) to bring this technology to as many people with T1D as possible, (3) to continue to innovate and to offer the latest advances, and (4) to act in the best possible interest of the T1D community. As a benefit corporation founded by parents of children with T1D, Beta Bionics, unlike any other medical technology company, is protected under Massachusetts law to prioritize its benefit mission and place the best interests of the T1D community ahead of all other considerations. Beta Bionics is pleased to be a sponsor of Friends for Life®. To learn more about Beta Bionics, the iLet, and our public benefit mission, visit us at www.betabionics.org and @BetaBionics on social media.
Bigfoot Biomedical was founded by a team of people with a personal connection to type 1 diabetes and, with its Bigfoot Loop and Bigfoot Inject services, seeks to change the paradigm of care for insulin-requiring diabetes by leveraging data, connectivity, automation, and machine learning to reduce the burden on people with insulin-requiring diabetes and maximize the leverage of health care providers. The company’s pioneering smartphone-enabled investigational systems include both automated infusion pump and connected insulin pen options for consumers and will be delivered via a first-of-its-kind monthly subscription service model. Learn more at www.bigfootbiomedical.com. Follow us on Twitter @BigfootBiomed and on Facebook at facebook.com/bigfootbiomed.
Capillary Biomedical is developing technologies to help dramatically simplify and improve insulin delivery. The SteadiSet with SteadiFlow technology helps ensure you are getting your insulin. The set is kink-proof and is designed to continue working for the full 3-day wear, which should result in less wasted sets and less wasted insulin. The built-in inserter and one-handed insertion help to make the set easy to insert and simple to set up. The soft cannula material is intended to be more comfortable and kinder to the body. These benefits can add up to less worry and frustration with pump therapy. CAUTION – Investigational device. Limited by United States law to investigational use.
Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation is pleased to support the Friends for Life Orlando conference this year. Since 1990, Diabetes Action has been committed to the prevention and treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. With a consistently low overhead and a small, dedicated staff, Diabetes Action funds innovative and promising research aimed at preventing and curing diabetes and related complications. Because summer camp programs for children with diabetes are so effective at combining education with a fun and accepting environment, our programs include providing camp scholarships in all 50 states. For more information, visit us at www.diabetesaction.org.
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.
KNOW Foods is the leading provider of grain-free food products. Based in Atlanta, KNOW Foods helps health conscious consumers achieve their diet and fitness goals by producing delicious, nutritionally superior, natural, non-GMO, grain/gluten free and exceedingly low glycemic index alternatives to traditional grain-based foods. Products include: Bread Slices, Buns, Waffles, Wraps, Donuts, Muffins, Cupcakes, Cookies, Croutons, Pancake Mix, Hot Cereal, Bread Mix, Pasta, Rice, Chocolate Chips & More. KNOW Foods is focused on providing best-in-class offerings for the emerging multi-billion dollar market for non-GMO, natural, nutrient infused and functional food. KNOW Foods flagship products will effectively reimagine and effectively serve as a compelling alternative to grain-based foods.
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