Orlando 2000 would not have been possible if not for the generosity and support of our sponsors. Please join us in thanking each of them.
TheraSense, located in Alameda, California has developed the FreeStyle(tm) Blood Glucose Monitoring System designed to eliminate a major barrier to testing: the pain of the finger stick. FreeStyle utilizes breakthrough, proprietary technology to measure glucose from only 300 nanoliters of blood. This tiny sample gives people with diabetes the freedom to test on sites such as the forearm without the pain and hassle of traditional finger stick testing. TheraSense sponsored a buffet breakfast at the Sheraton Safari for all event participants Sunday morning from 7:30 - 9:30 am. We are pleased to announce that the Diabetes Research Institute will participate as a sponsor in the Orlando 2000 event. The DRI is sponsoring our Sea World BBQ on Friday evening. A recognized world-leader in cure-focused research, the Diabetes Research Institute has pioneered new advances in islet cell transplantation since 1971. With a waste-no-time philosophy, DRI scientists are focused on bringing the most promising findings from the lab to patients in the fastest way possible. For millions of families already affected by diabetes, the DRI is quickly becoming the best hope for a cure.
The Cygnus GlucoWatch® system is designed to measure glucose automatically and non-invasively every twenty minutes through the ease and convenience of a device worn like a wristwatch. The GlucoWatch system offers features such as frequent data collection, electronic memory to store and display glucose levels, alerts indicating hypoglycemic and hyperglycemic conditions and event markers that record factors that affect glucose levels. This first-of-a-kind device is designed to provide additional information that can help people with diabetes understand fluctuations in their glucose levels. The GlucoWatch biographer is currently awaiting FDA approval for use in adults with diabetes. Cygnus anticipates commencing clinical trials with children and adolescents shortly. Cygnus is proud to be a sponsor, and hopes to make a difference to all people with diabetes.
Disetronic is dedicated to providing products that help deliver control to people with Diabetes today and finding better solutions for the future. Disetronic has a proven tract record of providing safe and reliable diabetes products, and is the only pump company to offer a choice of three different insulin pumps. Disetronic has a program in place that help people gain control of Diabetes today with an insulin pump but retain the power of choice tomorrow. Disetronic sponsored the picnic lunch at Sea World on Friday.
MiniMed, founded in 1980, has been the world's leader in insulin pump therapy, investing in research and development that has lead to several new models of pumps the last 10 years, as well as the world's first FDA approved Continuous Glucose Monitoring System (CGMS). The MiniMed CGMS takes 300 glucose readings a day for up to three days -- all downloadable to a computer for analysis. MiniMed sponsored the Welcome Reception Thursday evening from 6-10 and the Pump Girls.
The following companies generously donated products:
- Can-Am Care
- Carb Cards
- Clinical Products, Inc.
- Dallas Cowboys
- Eddie Coker
- Fifty-50 Foods
- Fifty-50 Pharmacy
- Jay-Jo Books
- McNeil Specialty Products (Splenda)
- Roche Diagnostics
- Starbright Foundation
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