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Abbott Diabetes Care develops products that reduce the discomfort and inconvenience of blood glucose monitoring; introducing systems that are easier to use, require less blood and provide faster results. Based in Alameda, California, Abbott Diabetes Care designs, develops and manufactures several leading-edge monitoring systems and test strips for use in both home and hospital settings. Among its leading brands are FreeStyle®, FreeStyle FlashTM, FreeStyle ConnectTM and Precision XtraTM.

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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 sponsor of the 2008 Regional Conference Series.

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Bayer HealthCare, Diabetes Care is a worldwide leader in diabetes, supporting customers in 100 countries. Since the introduction of CLINITEST® reagent tablets in 1941, Bayer has led the way in diabetes care product innovation. The company changed the face of diabetes care in 1969 when it introduced the first portable blood glucose meter and test strips. Bayer HealthCare further innovated diabetes management by being the first company to introduce a portfolio of blood glucose monitors with No Coding™ technology. Today, our product offerings include the CONTOUR® and BREEZE® 2, blood glucose monitoring systems. As part of our continued support of innovation, Bayer also was the first company to introduce a multi-test blood glucose monitoring system. In July 2006, Bayer Diabetes Care acquired Metrika Inc., maker and manufacturer of A1CNow+, a meter-based diabetes monitoring system for measurement of A1C (glycated hemoglobin) an important indicator of long term blood sugar control. Bayer is pleased to be a sponsor of the Focus on Technology conference.

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DexCom™, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, California, is focused on pioneering innovative continuous glucose monitoring technologies to help people with diabetes live life between the lines. DexCom introduced its second-generation continuous glucose monitoring system, the Seven™ System, in May 2007 and launched open-choice calibration in February 2008. The DexCom Seven System is the only CGM device approved by the FDA for up to 7 days of use. The Seven System includes a tiny, flexible 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. 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. The Receiver also has customizable alerts to let you know if you're outside your target glucose zone. Stop by the DexCom display to learn more about how CGM can benefit your life.

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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.

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LifeScan has been committed to improving the qualify of life for people with diabetes since 1981, revolutionizing home blood glucose testing with the introduction of the ONE TOUCH® System in 1987. Always an innovator in self-monitoring, LifeScan launched the ONE TOUCH Ultra® blood glucose meter to make testing easier and less painful. LifeScan, an early sponsor of Children With Diabetes, is proud to be a sponsor of the 2008 Regional Conference Series.

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As a world leader in insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring, Medtronic Diabetes' mission is advancing solutions for the treatment of diabetes. To our customers, this means we are committed to the creation and optimization of the innovative products and services they need to control their diabetes, primarily the development of an artificial pancreas. Good glucose control can delay the onset of diabetes-related complications by an average of 15 years, extend lives by up to five years, and significantly reduce the tremendous burden of diabetes. And Medtronic Diabetes' insulin pumps allow for the tightest control possible, allowing patients to live more normal, healthier lives.

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Novo Nordisk is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with diabetes. For nearly 80 years, the company has combined drug discovery with state-of-the-art technology to develop leading edge products for people with diabetes. Novo Nordisk was the first to develop longer-acting NPH insulin, purified insulin, and premixed human insulin. Novo Nordisk also designed the first durable and disposable insulin pen devices and the first dial-a-dose insulin delivery system. Novo Nordisk recently added a rapid-acting human insulin analog, NovoLog® (insulin aspart [rDNA origin] injection) as another treatment option for people with diabetes. Novo Nordisk is proud to be a sponsor of the 2008 CWD Regional Conference Series.

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Pelikan Technologies is dedicated to developing innovative technologies in blood glucose monitoring that will change the way people with diabetes feel about testing. The launch of our first product, the Pelikan Sun™, will "Take the Pain out of Testing" for children of any age. You won't believe it until you try it; the PelikanSun is the first ever finger friendly electronic lancing device. Our ongoing design and development of future products will bring ultimate convenience to glucose testing. A past participant of the Friends for Life conference, Pelikan Technologies is proud to be a sponsor of the 2008 regional conference series.

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Roche Diagnostics, maker of Accu-Chek® products, is the world's leading producer of diagnostic systems. As a global leader in diabetes care products, 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 CareSM 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 www.accu-chek.com. You can count on Accu-Chek to make living with diabetes a little easier. The maker of Accu-Chek products is proud to be a sponsor of the 2008 CWD Regional Conference series.

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Sanofi-Aventis is pleased to be a sponsor of the 2008 CWD Regional Conference Series.

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With a long heritage of breaking new ground in ambulatory infusion pumps, Smiths Medical MD, Inc. brings nearly two decades of experience to the CozMore Insulin Technology System. Only the CozMore Insulin Technology System allows you to attach the CoZmonitor blood glucose module to your Deltec Cozmo insulin pump to create an "all-in-one" insulin pump and blood glucose monitoring system. Add to that the CoZmanager PC Communications Software and you have the most advanced insulin technology system available. Our reputation for customer service and product support is unsurpassed, and clinical expertise is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Behind every CozMore insulin technology system are the resources of the Medical Division of Smiths Group plc. Smiths' innovative approach has brought it to world leadership not only in medical systems but in advanced aerospace electronics and specialized industrial equipment as well.

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