Platinum Level Sponsors
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 Platinum Level Sponsor of the Friends for Life conference, sponsoring the Family and Friends Banquet, Thursday morning's Fun Run and Breakfast, Sports Central and Cyber Center.
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 present Thursday evening's Family and Friends Banquet, and to sponsor several VIP sessions throughout the conference.
Platinum Foundation Sponsor
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 is also developing the FreeStyle NavigatorTM Continuous Glucose Monitoring System which is under FDA review and is an investigational device only. Abbott Diabetes Care is pleased to be the Platinum Foundation Sponsor for the 8th straight year which includes sponsorship for the Magical Memories Breakfast benefiting the Education for Children with Diabetes Foundation on Saturday, July 14. Abbott Diabetes Care also is sponsor of the Teen Program Events at Disney's MGM Studios on Friday, July 13.
Gold Level Sponsors
Animas is pleased to support childcare for this conference, and to provide a staff of certified diabetes educators to assist with diabetes questions and concerns during the childcare and family events. Animas' state-of-the-art insulin pump and ezSet infusion system provide the highest level of safety, performance, and convenience. Our extensive customized education program and ezManager software are designed to help our patients successfully manage their diabetes. A long-term implantable glucose sensor with no percutaneous wires is under development. Animas is pleased to be a Gold Level Sponsor of childcare at Friends for Life: Orlando 2007!
BD's heritage in diabetes care began in 1924 when the first dose of insulin was delivered with a BD syringe. Today, BD provides a comprehensive line of diabetes care products to help children and adults with their diabetes management. BD salutes Children With Diabetes and looks forward to partnering for years to come. BD is pleased to sponsor the Volunteer Reception on Tuesday evening, the First-Timer's Reception on Wednesday afternoon, and Dessert with the Faculty on Friday evening. For more information on BD diabetes products visit www.bddiabetes.com.
Through a long-standing commitment to diabetes care, Eli Lilly and Company provides patients with breakthrough treatments that enable them to live longer, healthier and fuller lives. Since 1923, Lilly has been the industry leader in pioneering therapies to help health care professionals improve the lives of people with diabetes, and research continues on innovative medicines to address the unmet needs of patients. For more information about Lilly's current diabetes products visit www.lillydiabetes.com. Lilly, a proud Gold Level Sponsor of the Friends for Life conference, is pleased to present Friday's Luncheon for all conference participants.
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. Medtronic Diabetes is a proud Gold Level Sponsor of the Children with Diabetes conference.
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 Gold Level Sponsor of the opening reception featuring Chris Dudley.
Sanofi-Aventis is pleased to be a Gold Level Sponsor of the Friends for Life conference, sponsoring Thursday's lunch for all conference participants.
Silver Level Sponsors
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 most recent satisfaction survey showed that 99% of our customers will recommend our pump to a friend or relative, given that it is easy to use, provides better control, has better features and is flexible and convenient. Our reputation for customer service and product support is unsurpassed, and clinical expertise is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Smiths Medical MD, Inc. is pleased to be a Silver Level Sponsor of this Friends for Life conference, sponsoring Thursday's Healthy Snack Breaks for all conference participants.
Bronze Level Sponsors
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 comfortTM infusion set and the innovative product, insetTM - infusion set and insertion device in one unit. 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 of Friday's Teen Dinner Dance. We are looking forward to seeing you at this year's CWD conference.
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. The ADA's sponsorship supports supplies for the children's program as well as the Quilt for Life. Connect with your local ADA office at 1-888-DIABETES or visit our Web site at www.diabetes.org.
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 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 pancreatic stem cell development, tissue engineering, transplant immunology, cell transdifferentiation, molecular biology 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. For more information, visit the JDRF Web site at www.jdrf.org, or call 800-533-CURE.
Pelikan Technologies is dedicated to developing innovative technologies in blood glucose monitoring that will change the way people with diabetes feel about testing. The upcoming launch of our first product, the Pelikan Sun™, will make getting the right amount of blood for a glucose test gentle and ouch-less with the most finger friendly 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 now a proud sponsor of this year's conference as a Friend of Children with Diabetes, sponsoring refreshments in the Exhibit Hall on Friday.
SPLENDA® is the top-selling no calorie sweetener that is made from sugar so it tastes like sugar. It's a healthy, great-tasting alternative to sugar that is low in calories and carbohydrates, so you can feel good about enjoying the sweet taste that you love. Sucralose, the low calorie sweetening ingredient in SPLENDA®, is not a carbohydrate and has been shown in studies to have no effect on blood glucose control or insulin levels. SPLENDA® Granular and SPLENDA® Packet products contain an insignificant amount of carbohydrate and calories per serving, so when used in reasonable amounts, should not impact blood glucose levels. SPLENDA® can be used almost everywhere sugar is used - in cooking, baking, and sweetening. It's suitable for everyone. In fact, SPLENDA® brand sweetener (sucralose) is the ingredient used to sweeten more than 4,000 foods and beverages around the world. Splenda is sponsoring refreshments in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday.
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