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, Sports Central and the Teen Driving Clinic.
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 an innovative 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 located in the U.S. 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 2012 Friends for Life conference. For more information, visit www.abbottdiabetescare.com.
Silver Level Sponsors
As part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Diabetes Companies, Animas is dedicated to creating a world without limits for people with diabetes through a wide range of products, including the OneTouch® Ping® Glucose Management System, and the Animas® 2020 insulin pump. Animas, from the Latin word meaning “true inner self or soul,” has been committed since 1996 to meeting individual patient needs through the development of life-performance technology and customer service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Animas is pleased to be a Silver Level Sponsor of childcare at Friends for Life: Orlando 2012! To learn more about Animas, visit www.animas.com.
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 2012.
After years of research, and thousands of in-depth conversations with people with diabetes and their health care providers, Tandem Diabetes™ has developed t:slim™, the first touch screen insulin delivery system. t:slim’s vivid color touch screen is your window to an easy-to-use interface that provides quick access to all features. With the footprint of a credit card and the design of a smart phone, t:slim is the modern way to deliver insulin.
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 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, iPro® Continuous Glucose Recorder, CareLink® 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
One of the first sponsors of Children With Diabetes in their very first year, the Diabetes Research Institute and Foundation are proud to support this important fun and educational event for families affected by diabetes. The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation is the organization of choice for those who are serious, passionate and committed to curing diabetes. It’s mission – to provide the Diabetes Research Institute with the funding necessary to cure diabetes now – is a testament to the belief that tomorrow is not soon enough to cure those living with diabetes. The Diabetes Research Institute 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 shrink the timeline toward the discovery of a biological cure. Having already shown that diabetes can be reversed through islet transplantation – with some study patients living insulin free for more than six years – the DRI is building upon these promising outcomes through groundbreaking research initiatives. 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 type 1 diabetes 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 and the Hall of Science at Friends for Life. For more information, visit the JDRF website at www.jdrf.org, or call 800-533-CURE.
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