A very special thanks to our generous sponsors, who made "Friends for Life: Orlando 2003" possible.
Platinum Foundation Level Sponsor
TheraSense has developed both the FreeStyleTM Blood Glucose Monitoring System and FreeStyle TrackerTM Diabetes Management System designed to eliminate a major barrier to testing: the pain of the finger stick. Both FreeStyle systems utilize breakthrough technology to measure glucose from a tiny sample of blood, 1/3rd of a microlitre. The new FreeStyle Tracker System integrates glucose monitoring and PDA technology to conveniently manage diabetes. TheraSense has also recently introduced the FreeStyle CoPilotTM Web-Based Data Management System (www.freestylecopliot.com). Don't crunch numbers, navigate them easily with the FreeStyle CoPilot System. TheraSense is pleased to be the Platinum Sponsor for the Children With Diabetes Foundation Fundraiser at Magic Kingdom on Saturday, July 12. TheraSense has taken this prestigious position with CWD every year of the annual conference.
Platinum Level Sponsors
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 present Thursday evening's Family and Friends Banquet, and to sponsor several VIP sessions throughout the conference.
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, co-sponsoring the Family and Friends Banquet, as well as Thursday morning's Fun Run for Kids and Breakfast.
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 Friends for Life: Orlando 2003!
Medtronic MiniMed As a world leader in insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring, Medtronic MiniMed's 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 MiniMed's insulin pumps allow for the tightest control possible, allowing patients to live more normal, healthier lives. Medtronic MiniMed is a proud sponsor of the Children with Diabetes conference.
Sankyo Pharma markets and distributes the GlucoWatch® G2TM Biographer. We are pleased to be the Gold Level Sponsor of Friday's luncheon at this year's conference. The G2TM Biographer is the first and only non-invasive glucose monitoring system that provides the patient with frequent and automatic glucose readings, day or night. It can provide glucose readings as frequently as every 10 minutes for up to 13 hours, with up to 76 readings per monitoring period (average 55). With the G2 Biographer, adults (aged 18 and older) and children/adolescents (aged 7 to 17) with diabetes can discover the benefits of intensive glucose monitoring. By detecting trends and tracking patterns in glucose levels, the G2 Biographer can facilitate both acute and long-term therapy adjustments. The G2 Biographer is not intended to replace conventional blood glucose monitoring but rather to be used together with blood glucose testing to provide more complete, ongoing information. The G2 Biographer is available by prescription only.
Silver Level Sponsors
Diabetes Research Institute (www.drinet.org) is a recognized world leader in cure-focused research. Pioneering new technologies in islet cell transplantation since the early 1970's, the DRI has successfully reversed diabetes in patients involved in ongoing clinical trials. To build on these achievements and accelerate progress, the Institute serves as a global resource and training center for investigators working in islet cell research. The most comprehensive diabetes research facility of its kind, the DRI conducts a broad range of scientific programs focused on the rapidly evolving fields of gene therapy, pancreatic stem cell development, molecular biology and transplant immunology, among others, to speed the most promising findings from the lab to the patient. With an unwavering commitment to cure those now living with diabetes, along with its unique spirit of collaboration and fast track approach to research, the DRI is leading the international effort to cure this disease. For the millions of families affected by diabetes who are looking to the world of science for answers, the DRI is the best hope for a cure. DRI is pleased to be a Silver Level Sponsor for Friends For Life: Orlando 2003.
With a long heritage of breaking new ground in ambulatory infusion pumps, Deltec brings nearly two decades of experience to bear on the new CozmoTM insulin pump. We have applied to diabetes treatment the same therapy-based approach that has improved the lives of millions of patients. We have sold over 150,000 pumps worldwide. We enjoy a strong position in the hospital market. And we are the market leader in pumps for home health care. 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 Deltec Cozmo(tm) insulin pump are the resources of the Medical Division of Smiths Group plc, which is a multi-billion dollar corporation. 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. Deltec is pleased to be the Silver Level Sponsor of Thursday's snack breaks.
Bronze Level Sponsors
Disetronic is the world's leading supplier of infusion systems for the treatment of type 1 diabetes. The three programmable insulin pumps produced by Disetronic allow patients to continuously administer insulin doses according to their individual needs. This means that the treatment can be optimized in physiological terms and that patients enjoy a better quality of life than with conventional treatments. Disetronic is proud to sponsor Friday morning breakfast at the Friends for Life conference.
KIVALO has developed a technology that will allow families of children with diabetes to monitor their child's blood glucose in real time from remote locations. Additionally, the system has alarms and alerts that identify threatening situations, facilitating early intervention. The process is quite simple. The child need only test his/her blood sugar as they normally would with a blood glucose meter. When the meter is inserted into the special carrying case, the reading is wirelessly sent through the Internet to the caregiver's computer, cell phone or PDA. The readings are securely stored and can be retrieved at any time, or if the child's blood sugar reading is out of a predetermined safety range, the family is automatically contacted and can intervene if necessary. Such real-time remote notification means that parents can now have confidence and peace-of-mind when their child is out of their presence. The system also contains a compliance component, reminding the child and/or parent if blood glucose testing has not occurred at the appointed time. KIVALO is pleased to provide support for Friends for Life: Orlando 2003.
Pfizer Inc. is a research-based, global pharmaceutical company. We discover and develop innovative, value-added products that improve the quality of life of people around the world and help them enjoy longer, healthier, and more productive lives. The company has three business segments: health care, animal health and consumer health care. Our products, including well known consumer brands, Listerine, Zantac 75, Lubriderm, Neosporin and Trident, are available in more than 150 countries. Pfizer is pleased to be a session sponsor of the Friends for Life conference.
You can count on the ReliOn brand, available only at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club pharmacies, for exceptional quality diabetes care at affordable prices. Through ReliOn, people with diabetes now have a single brand that covers most every aspect of their diabetes needs and delivers 35-50% savings every day vs. premium priced products. To find out more about how ReliOn can help you afford more diabetes care at less cost, talk to your Wal-Mart pharmacist or go to www.relion.com. ReliOn is pleased to sponsor Friday's Beverage Service in the Exhibit Hall.
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 sponsor Friday's breakfast buffet.
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