A very special thanks to our generous sponsors, who made "It's A New Day In Diabetes" possible.
TheraSense, located in Alameda, California has developed the FreeStyleTM Blood Glucose Monitoring System designed to eliminate a major barrier to testing: the pain of the finger stick. FreeStyle utilizes breakthrough technology to measure glucose from a tiny sample of blood, about the size of a pinhead or 1/10th of a microlitre. People with diabetes now have the freedom to test on the forearm without the pain and hassle of the traditional finger stick. FreeStyle is now available at most major pharmacy chains nationwide and on the TheraSense website at www.therasense.com. TheraSense is pleased to be the Platinum Sponsor for the Children With Diabetes Foundation Fundraiser at Downtown Disney® Pleasure Island Friday evening.
Novo Nordisk is pleased to be a Gold Level sponsor of "It's a New Day in Diabetes." Morning and afternoon snack breaks on Thursday and Friday are supported by their sponsorship, as is Friday evening's Teen Night at Epcot Center and Dr. Rubin's Diabetes Overwhelmus session.
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 recently launched its new FastDraw® Design test strip to make testing easier and less painful. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the new strip for second site testing with the ONE TOUCH FastTake® Blood Glucose Monitoring System, relieving the pain of finger sticks. LifeScan is also proud to partner with Gold Medal Swimmer Gary Hall Jr., as official spokesperson for ONE TOUCH, to demonstrate that diabetes should never stop young people from realizing their dreams. LifeScan, an early sponsor of Children With Diabetes, is proud to present Wednesday evening's Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company is pleased to be a Gold Level Sponsor of the Family Banquet on Thursday evening at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort.
The Diabetes Research Institute (www.drinet.org) is a recognized world leader in cure-focused research. Pioneering new technologies in islet cell transplantation since 1971, the DRI remains true to its mission to cure diabetes. The first true "fast track" center for diabetes research, the DRI continues to lead the way in developing new ways to speed significant findings from the lab to patients in the fastest and safest way possible. To further accelerate progress toward a cure, the DRI has initiated global collaborations with other leading research centers and biotech companies. Together, they are testing some of the most advanced technologies available today. The DRI has already demonstrated that diabetes is reversible in a select group of patients and that transplanted islets can function for more than 10 years. Much of the DRI's current research is aimed at transplanting these insulin-producing cells without the long-term need for harmful anti-rejection drugs. For the millions of families already affected by diabetes, the DRI is quickly becoming the best hope for a cure. DRI is pleased to be a Silver Level Sponsor of the Children's Interactive Sessions on Thursday and Friday.
MiniMed is a world leader in diabetes technology, specializing in insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring. Pump therapy allows people with diabetes to control their glucose levels more effectively and enables them to live more normal, healthier lives. MiniMed is pleased to be a Silver Level sponsor of the Family Banquet on Thursday evening. The Pump Girls, a Southern California pop music sensation consisting of three young girls with Type 1 Diabetes who manage their diabetes with insulin pump therapy, will be featured.
For more than a century, Abbott Laboratories has been dedicated to developing breakthrough medical technologies that advance patient care for a variety of diseases including diabetes. Visit our exhibit and see a wide array of advanced diabetes management products. We will be showcasing Precision QID, Precision Xtra, and MediSense Sof-Tact. Precision Xtra is the first home monitor that measures both blood glucose and blood ketone levels. Our new alternate site testing system, Sof-Tact, is the first automated glucose monitor to offer lancing, blood collection and glucose testing with a single press of a button for less pain, more convenience. Abbott Laboratories, MediSense Products is proud to present Thursday morning's breakfast and Dr. Bernie Zinman's lecture on Friday. Visit our exhibit and discover why Abbott Laboratories, MediSense Products is the technology leader in diabetes.
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 Silver Level Sponsor of childcare for this professional and family conference.
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. Accu-Chek products provide confidence because of their comfort and accuracy. The curved design of the Accu-Chek® Comfort Curve® test strip makes blood glucose testing fast, easy, and accurate. Equally important, only Accu-Chek Comfort Curve test strips have electrodes with palladium for improved accuracy. Comfort and discretion have made the Accu-Chek® Softclix® lancet device the #1 selling lancet device in America. To learn more about comfort in testing with Accu-Chek products, visit our website at www.accu-chek.com. The maker of Accu-Chek products is proud to present the Teen Dance on Thursday night.
Disetronic is dedicated to providing products that help deliver control to people with Diabetes today and finding better solutions for the future. Disetronic has a proven tract record of providing safe and reliable diabetes products, and is the only pump company to offer a choice of three different insulin pumps. Disetronic has a program in place that help people gain control of Diabetes today with an insulin pump but retain the power of choice tomorrow. Disetronic is pleased to be a Bronze Level Sponsor of the Children's FunVention Beach Party on Friday evening and the Pumping You Up educational session.
The Cygnus GlucoWatch® system is designed to measure glucose automatically and non-invasively every twenty minutes through the ease and convenience of a device worn like a wristwatch. The GlucoWatch system offers features such as frequent data collection, electronic memory to store and display glucose levels, alerts indicating hypoglycemic and hyperglycemic conditions and event markers that record factors that affect glucose levels. This first-of-a-kind device is designed to provide additional information that can help people with diabetes understand fluctuations in their glucose levels. Cygnus has recently commenced clinical trials with children and adolescents. Cygnus is proud to be a Bronze Sponsor of this conference and hopes to make a difference to all people with diabetes.
Eli Lilly and Company, a leading innovation - driven corporation, is developing a growing portfolio of best-in-class pharmaceutical products by applying the latest research from its own worldwide laboratories and from collaborations with eminent scientific organizations. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Lilly provides answers - through medicines and information - for some of the world's most urgent medical needs. Lilly has been a recognized leader in the field of diabetes care for nearly 80 years. For more on Lilly, contact our website - www.lilly.com. Lilly is pleased to be a Bronze Level sponsor of the Meet the Experts Reception on Friday afternoon.
Amira Medical was founded in 1996 with the mission to provide painless glucose monitoring solutions that improve the lives of people with diabetes. This goal was realized with the recent introduction of the AtLast® Blood Glucose System--the first system that completely eliminates fingersticks. AtLast is the all-in-one blood glucose monitor that allows people with diabetes to use their forearm, upper arm or thigh for checking blood glucose levels. Since these areas have fewer nerve endings than fingertips-most people don't feel it at all. The all-in-one AtLast requires only a tiny drop of blood and provides accurate results in as little as 15 seconds. AtLast is available through your local pharmacist or on the Amira web site at www.amira.com. Amira is proud to be a Bronze Level sponsor of the Meet the Experts Reception on Friday afternoon. Animas is pleased to support the children and families participating in "It's a New Day in Diabetes" by volunteering a staff of Certified Diabetes Educators to attend the children's social functions during the conference. Animas is also pleased to sponsor the Opening Session of "It's a New Day in Diabetes." Found out about Animas insulin pumps at their website, www.animascorp.com.
A special thanks to our exhibitors: Abbott Laboratories, the American Diabetes Association, Amira Medical, Animas Corporation, Bayer Corporation - Diagnostics Division, BD Consumer Healthcare, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, the Children with Diabetes Foundation, Cygnus, the Diabetes Prevention Trial - Type 1, the Diabetes Research Institute, DiBon Systems, Disetronic, Eli Lilly and Company, Equidyne Systems, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Lauren's Hope for A Cure Medical ID Bracelets, LifeScan, Metrika, MiniMed, Novo Nordisk, Roche Diagnostics, and TheraSense.
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