Platinum Foundation Level Sponsor
Abbott Diabetes Care develops, manufactures and sells easy to use blood glucose monitoring systems that dramatically reduce the pain of testing for people with diabetes. Abbott Diabetes Care has developed the FreeStyle® Blood Glucose Monitoring System, FreeStyle TrackerTM Diabetes Management System, and has just introduced the FreeStyle FlashTM system, which includes the world's smallest glucose meter. FreeStyle blood glucose monitoring products are based on breakthrough coulometric measurement technology that measures glucose from a tiny sample of blood, just 3/10th of a microliter. The new FreeStyle Flash meter includes a fast test time of about 7 seconds, a backlit panel display, a lighted test strip port for easy testing at night or in other dark conditions, and four customizable daily alarms. In addition, Abbott Diabetes Care also offers the FreeStyle CoPilotTM Web-Based Data Management System (www.freestylecopilot.com) that enables people with diabetes and their health care providers to analyze and communicate glucose information using the Internet. Abbott Diabetes Care is pleased to be the Platinum Sponsor for Magical Memories character breakfast at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, the Children with Diabetes Foundation Fundraiser on Saturday, July 9th.
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, Thursday morning's Fun Run for Kids and Breakfast, and the brand new Sports Central for kids and teens on Thursday and Friday.
Gold Level Sponsors
Animas Corporation 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 2005!
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 the Gold Level Sponsor of the opening reception featuring Michael Hunter and Flight for Diabetes.
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. Smiths Medical MD, Inc. is pleased to be a Gold Level Sponsor of this Friends for Life conference, sponsoring Thursday's buffet luncheon for all conference participants.
Sanofi-Aventis is pleased to be a Gold Level Sponsor of this Friends for Life conference, sponsoring Friday's buffet luncheon for all conference participants.
Silver Level Sponsors
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 from lancets and blood glucose meters to help people test their blood glucose levels quickly and easily, to BD Ultra-FineTM insulin syringes needles that make insulin injection more comfortable, to home sharps disposal containers that help people with diabetes easily and safely dispose of their supplies. BD salutes Children With Diabetes for an exciting 10 years and looks forward to partnering for years to come. For more information on BD diabetes products visit www.bddiabetes.com.
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 2005.
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 Silver Level Sponsor of the Children with Diabetes conference.
Bronze Level Sponsors
The American Diabetes Association is honored to sponsor the screenings at the 2005 Friends for Life conference. Persons with diabetes are at increased risk for heart and eye disease, and through these screenings, parents and kids will gain greater knowledge of their own personal health risks and the steps they can take to preserve their health. The ADA is the largest single provider of camps for children with diabetes with over 60 camps throughout the nation. We also provide the award-winning Wizdom kit, Youth Zone at www.diabetes.org, information and resources for kids and their parents, and exceptional school advocacy information and support. The ADA can be reached at 1-800-DIABETES or online at www.diabetes.org.
Topcon Medical Systems, Inc., based in Paramus, New Jersey, is a leader and technical innovator in the field of ophthalmic instrumentation. Topcon offers the most complete line of ophthalmic equipment in the market today, including advanced imaging solutions for visualization of the human eye. These imaging systems can detect a variety of eye disorders, including diabetic retinopathy. They also provide instantaneous image capture, high resolution imaging, simplicity, and ease of operation. Topcon is providing a retinal imaging system that will be used to offer free eye screening to conference attendees.
Unomedical Infusion Devices 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 last year the innovative product, insetTM - infusion set and insertion device in one unit - was introduced to the US market. 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 Thursday's Teen Dance. We are looking forward to seeing you at this year's CWD conference.
This will be Francis Ott's fourth year working with Children with Diabetes and would like as many children and parents to attend this year's class. Since the last time Mr. Ott was with The CWD in Los Angeles, he was nominated United States Team Coach. Last October Fran and two of his own students earned spots on the U.S. National Team. They traveled to South Korea for two weeks to compete in the largest competition Taekwon-Do has to offer. Over 40 countries sent their best students to compete in the event. Both of his students went on to win two bronze medals and one gold medal. This is the second time Fran has been on the U.S. Team. The first time was in 1999 when he earned a spot by winning the U.S. national championship in Odessa, Texas and went on to compete in Buenos Aires, Argentia. This year Fran is bringing some of his students to help with the class and to give the best demonstration to date. Francis Ott, along with Marc Blatstein, are Bronze Level Sponsors, providing refreshments in the Exhibit Hall.
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