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.
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, the Tween Social Night, and the International Reception.
Roche Diagnostics, maker of ACCU-CHEK® products, is the world's leading producer of diagnostic systems. As a global leader in diabetes care, we are proud that ACCU-CHEK products are trusted by millions of people worldwide. There is an ACCU-CHEK blood glucose meter for every need and all ACCU-CHEK products are accurate, convenient, and easy to use. In addition, our 24-hour ACCU-CHEK Customer Care center is available to answer your questions and provide technical support for all ACCU-CHEK products. To learn more about ACCU-CHEK products, visit our website at accu-chek.com. You can count on ACCU-CHEK to make living with diabetes a little easier. Roche Diagnostics, the maker of ACCU-CHEK products 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, the First Timers Reception on Wednesday and Thursday's lunch.
Abbott Diabetes Care, a division of Abbott, is committed to improving the lives of people with diabetes. The company manufactures, distributes and markets innovative blood glucose monitoring systems and services that offer patients and healthcare professionals fast, convenient and accurate results. Abbott Diabetes Care designs, develops and manufactures several leading-edge glucose monitoring systems for use in both home and hospital settings. Among its leading brands in the United States are FreeStyle®, FreeStyle FreedomTM, FreeStyle Flash®, Precision XtraTM, and Precision Link®. Abbott Diabetes Care also offers the FreeStyle NavigatorTM Continuous Glucose Monitoring System. Abbott Diabetes Care is pleased to be CWD's Education Partner, supporting the Opening Keynote Address and Breakfast as well as many scientific sessions.
Gold Level Sponsors
Lilly is proud to be a Gold Level Sponsor of the Friends for Life conference.
Medtronic Diabetes is the world leader in advanced diabetes management solutions, helping people with diabetes for 25 years. The company's products include the MiniMed Paradigm® 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 Guardian® REAL-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring System, CGMS® 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 a closed-loop system. Medtronic Diabetes is proud to be a Gold Level Sponsor of the Children with Diabetes conference.
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 Animas® 2020 insulin pump is the company's fifth generation insulin pump since the company was founded in 1996. Some of the pump features include a flat panel, high contrast color screen, 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 2009!
Bronze Level Sponsors
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 Bronze Level Sponsor supporting the Volunteer Family Reception on Tuesday.
Unomedical 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 new, 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. Unomedical Infusion Devices is proud to be a Bronze Level Sponsor, supporting refreshments in the exhibit hall.
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 ADA is also the largest single provider of camps for children with diabetes with more than 60 day and residential camps throughout the nation. Each year, the ADA serves hundreds of families as they confront school discrimination issues through our Safe at School initiative. 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 ADA office at 1-888-DIABETES or visit our Web site at www.diabetes.org.
Dex4 – your official "Low Station" supplier of fast acting glucose! The quickest way to raise your blood glucose and treat hypoglycemia is with d-glucose. Dex4 glucose products are the highest on the Glycemic Index and are the exact sugar (d-glucose) your cells need for energy and quick relief from symptoms. Candy, cola, and juice may contain carbohydrates, but take longer for your body to digest before your body gets the exact d-glucose it needs. Choose Dex4 glucose products for fast, accurate, and convenient choices to treat hypoglycemia! Available in great tasting tablets, gel and new liquid blasts! For more information about Dex4's current glucose products visit www.dex4.com. Dex4 is a proud sponsor of the Friends for Life conference.
DexComTM, Inc., headquartered in California, is focused on pioneering innovative continuous glucose monitoring technologies to help people with diabetes. The DexCom SevenTM System includes a tiny Sensor that is about the size of an eyelash. It is inserted by the user just under the skin, and is held in place by an adhesive for up to 7 days of use. The Transmitter clicks into the sensor forming a compact, waterproof device and wirelessly sends glucose values from the Sensor to the hand-held Receiver. The Receiver displays the user's current glucose value, as well as 1-hr, 3-hr, and 9-hr trending screens. DexCom is pleased to support the 2009 Friends for Life conference.
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 is a recognized world leader in cure-focused research. Since its inception in the early 1970s, the DRI has made significant contributions to the field of type 1 diabetes research, pioneering many of the techniques used in islet transplantation. From innovations in islet isolation and transplant procedures to advances in cell biology and immunology, the DRI is now harnessing the power of emerging technologies to develop new cell-based therapies to restore insulin production. The most comprehensive diabetes research center of its kind, the DRI bridges research programs in the rapidly evolving fields of tissue engineering, stem cell research, transplant immunology, cell transdifferentiation and regenerative medicine, among others, to speed the most promising findings from the lab to the patient. For the millions of families affected by diabetes who are looking to the world of science for answers, the Diabetes Research Institute is the best hope for a cure. For more information, visit www.diabetesresearch.org or call 1-800-321-3437.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International is the world's largest charitable funder and advocate of type 1 diabetes research. 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 billion in grants for diabetes research at universities and laboratories around 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 diabetes. Through its Web site and more than 100 locations worldwide, JDRF has developed a diverse support network for families with a type 1 connection, including a number of personal family-to-family programs and a range of resources. JDRF is proud to support scientific sessions and the Hall of Science. For more information, visit the JDRF Web site at www.jdrf.org, or call 800-533-CURE.
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