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Ever since we introduced the first commercial insulin in 1923, Lilly Diabetes has been a global leader in diabetes care. Today, Lilly continues to develop innovative products, programs, and resources to help people with type 1 diabetes. For the past twelve years, Lilly has been a proud platinum sponsor of the Friends for Life® Orlando conference.

Join us at our booth to see all the ways we support the type 1 community and how your family can get involved. You can learn more about the role we play in diabetes camps and scholarships for everyday heroes with type 1, discover awards that acknowledge success in diabetes management, and be inspired by the achievements of NASCAR driver Ryan Reed in managing his type 1 diabetes. You’ll also be able to check out our popular books for families managing type 1 diabetes. They've been created in collaboration with Disney and explore real-life issues that affect families just like yours. Be sure to pick up your free copy of each of the Lilly Diabetes and Disney storybooks, featuring Coco the monkey.

Find out how Lilly Diabetes can help your family—and take a look at all of Coco’s adventures—at T1EverydayMagic.com. Follow us on Twitter, too: @LillyDiabetes.

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In 1923, the founders of Novo Nordisk began a journey to change diabetes. Today, we are thousands of employees across the world with the passion, the skills and the commitment to continue this journey to prevent, treat and ultimately cure diabetes. Novo Nordisk is proud to once again be a Platinum Level Sponsor of the Friends for Life® conference, supporting the Family and Friends Banquet and Sports Central. Please come see us at the exhibition to learn more about our type 1 support program, our new camp program and be among the first to learn about the first and only durable insulin pen with 0.5 unit doing and memory function - NovoPen Echo®. To learn more about Novo Nordisk and our support to the Type 1 diabetes community visit us at www.novonordisk-us.com.


Gold Sponsors

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Dexcom, Inc., headquartered in San Diego, California, is dedicated to helping people better manage their diabetes by providing exceptional continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) products and tools for adult and pediatric patients. Our latest-generation CGM, the Dexcom G5™ Mobile CGM System, is the first FDA-approved, fully mobile System for both adults and children 2 years and older. Patients can not only view their real-time glucose data via their smart device*, but also share it with loved ones without needing a receiver. Our CGM features customizable alerts and alarms to warn patients of highs and lows and how quickly they may be happening. We also offer Dexcom CLARITY™, an advanced reporting tool for users to identify their unique glucose patterns, while also discovering potential solutions to help them spend more time in their target range. For more information, visit www.dexcom.com.
*For a list of compatible devices, please visit www.dexcom.com/compatibility

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Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ: PODD), headquartered in Massachusetts, is an innovative medical device company dedicated to making the lives of people with diabetes and other conditions easier through the use of its Omnipod® product platform. The Omnipod® Insulin Management System provides a unique alternative to traditional insulin delivery methods. With its simple, wearable design, the disposable Pod provides up to three days of non-stop insulin delivery, without the need to see or handle a needle. Insulet also leverages the unique design of its Pod, by tailoring its Omnipod® technology platform for the delivery of non-insulin subcutaneous drugs across multiple therapeutic areas. Founded in 2000, more than 140,000 users across the globe rely on Insulet’s Omnipod® Insulin Management System to bring simplicity and freedom to their lives. For more information, visit www.myomnipod.com.


Silver Sponsors

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Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. is a medical device company with an innovative, user-centric and integrated approach to the design, development and commercialization of products for people with diabetes who use insulin. The Company manufactures the t:slim X2™ Insulin Pump, the next-generation color touchscreen pump, the t:flex® Insulin Pump and the t:slim G4™ Insulin Pump, the first CGM-enabled pump with touch-screen simplicity.


Bronze Sponsors

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Abbott Diabetes Care, a division of global health care company Abbott, is committed to improving the lives of people with diabetes. The company manufactures, distributes and markets innovative glucose monitoring systems and offers valuable services to help patients and healthcare professionals better manage diabetes care needs. Abbott Diabetes Care is pleased to be a sponsor of the 2018 Friends for Life® Orlando conference. For more information, visit www.abbottdiabetescare.com.

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Ascensia Diabetes Care is a global specialist Diabetes Care Company. Our mission is to empower people living with Diabetes through innovative solutions that simplify and improve lives. Home to the world renowned Contour Next Portfolio of blood glucose monitoring systems, our products combine advanced technology with user-friendly functionality.


Supporting Sponsors

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Sanofi strives to help people manage the complex challenge of diabetes by delivering innovative, integrated and personalized solutions. Driven by valuable insights that come from listening to and engaging with people living with diabetes, the Company is forming partnerships to offer diagnostics, therapies, services, and devices. Sanofi markets medications for people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. To follow conversations about life, and life with diabetes connect with us and register for diabetes related articles and lifestyle tips on The DX, like us on Facebook at Sanofi US Diabetes and follow us on Twitter at @diabetes_sanofi.


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Beta Bionics, Inc., is a Massachusetts public benefit corporation committed to commercializing and disseminating the iLet®, a bionic pancreas for people living with T1D. Our stated benefit mission is (1) to provide a turnkey solution for safe and effective autonomous glycemic control, (2) to bring this technology to as many people with T1D as possible, (3) to continue to innovate and to offer the latest advances, and (4) to act in the best possible interest of the T1D community. As a benefit corporation founded by parents of children with T1D, Beta Bionics, unlike any other medical technology company, is protected under Massachusetts law to prioritize its benefit mission and place the best interests of the T1D community ahead of all other considerations. Beta Bionics is pleased to be a sponsor of Friends for Life®. To learn more about Beta Bionics, the iLet, and our public benefit mission, visit us at www.betabionics.org and @BetaBionics on social media.

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Bigfoot Biomedical was founded by a team of people with a personal connection to type 1 diabetes and, with its Bigfoot Loop and Bigfoot Inject services, seeks to change the paradigm of care for insulin-requiring diabetes by leveraging data, connectivity, automation, and machine learning to reduce the burden on people with insulin-requiring diabetes and maximize the leverage of health care providers. The company’s pioneering smartphone-enabled investigational systems include both automated infusion pump and connected insulin pen options for consumers and will be delivered via a first-of-its-kind monthly subscription service model. Learn more at www.bigfootbiomedical.com. Follow us on Twitter @BigfootBiomed and on Facebook at facebook.com/bigfootbiomed.

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One of the first sponsors of Children With Diabetes in their very first year, the Diabetes Research Institute and Foundation are proud to be a part of this important educational and fun event for those affected by diabetes. The mission of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation is to provide the Diabetes Research Institute with the funding necessary to cure diabetes now. The Diabetes Research Institute, a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, leads the world in cure-focused research. As the largest and most comprehensive research center dedicated to curing diabetes, the DRI is aggressively working to develop a biological cure by restoring natural insulin production. Researchers have already shown that diabetes can be reversed through islet transplantation, with some study patients living insulin free for more than a decade. The Institute is now building upon these promising outcomes by developing a DRI BioHub, an integrated “mini organ” that mimics that native pancreas, containing thousands of insulin-producing cells that sense blood sugar levels and produce the precise amount of insulin needed in real time. The Diabetes Research Institute and Foundation were created for one reason – to cure diabetes – which is and will continue to be its singular focus until that goal is reached. For the millions of children and adults affected by diabetes, the Diabetes Research Institute is the best hope for a cure. For more information, please visit www.DiabetesResearch.org or call 800-321-3437.

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JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is now the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF research is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners who share this goal. In addition to our research funding and leadership, JDRF’s outreach efforts provide practical support and resources for people with T1D and their families every step of the way as they live with T1D. JDRF is proud to partner with Children with Diabetes by sponsoring regional and national conferences as a charity partner, and supporting sessions at Friends for Life®. For more information, visit the JDRF website at www.jdrf.org, or call 800-533-CURE.

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KNOW Foods is the leading provider of grain-free food products. Based in Atlanta, KNOW Foods helps health conscious consumers achieve their diet and fitness goals by producing delicious, nutritionally superior, natural, non-GMO, grain/gluten free and exceedingly low glycemic index alternatives to traditional grain-based foods. Products include: Bread Slices, Buns, Waffles, Wraps, Donuts, Muffins, Cupcakes, Cookies, Croutons, Pancake Mix, Hot Cereal, Bread Mix, Pasta, Rice, Chocolate Chips & More. KNOW Foods is focused on providing best-in-class offerings for the emerging multi-billion dollar market for non-GMO, natural, nutrient infused and functional food. KNOW Foods flagship products will effectively reimagine and effectively serve as a compelling alternative to grain-based foods.


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