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 FlashTM, Precision XtraTM, Precision Link® and FreeStyle ConnectTM. Abbott Diabetes Care is pleased to be the Platinum Foundation Sponsor for the Foundation BBQ at Sea Harbor Plaza, the Education for Children with Diabetes Foundation Fundraiser on Saturday, July 22, as well as the sponsor of the Teen Program Events on Friday, July 21.
Platinum Level Sponsors
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.
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, and 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 childcare at Friends for Life: Orlando 2006!
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.
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
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 and looks forward to partnering for years to come. For more information on BD diabetes products visit www.bddiabetes.com.
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 Silver Level Sponsor of the Children with Diabetes conference.
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 Friday'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 Dance and the Coffee Service in the Exhibit Hall Thursday and Friday. 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 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 is sponsoring the Children's Sessions. The ADA can be reached at 1-800-DIABETES or online at www.diabetes.org.
This will be Francis Ott's fifth year working with Children with Diabetes. 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 Friends of CWD, providing Low Stations throughout the conference.
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