Platinum Level Sponsors
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 be a Bronze Level Sponsor of the Friends for Life conference, supporting the Family Fun Night. Please come see us at the exhibition to find out more about our company and our products. To learn more about Novo Nordisk and our support to the type 1 diabetes community, visit us at www.novonordisk-us.com.
Lilly unites caring with discovery to create medicines that make life better for people around the world. We’ve been pioneering life-changing discoveries for nearly 150 years, and today our medicines help more than 47 million people across the globe. Harnessing the power of biotechnology, chemistry and genetic medicine, our scientists are urgently advancing new discoveries to solve some of the world’s most significant health challenges, redefining diabetes care, treating obesity and curtailing its most devastating long-term effects, advancing the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, providing solutions to some of the most debilitating immune system disorders, and transforming the most difficult-to-treat cancers into manageable diseases. With each step toward a healthier world, we’re motivated by one thing: making life better for millions more people. That includes delivering innovative clinical trials that reflect the diversity of our world and working to ensure our medicines are accessible and affordable. To learn more, visit Lilly.com and Lilly.com/newsroom or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Gold Level Sponsors
BD is a leading medical technology company that benefits countless lives worldwide. We advance health by improving the ways that discovery, diagnostics and delivery of care are conducted. With 45,000 employees at work in more than 50 countries, we work in close collaboration with customers and partners to develop innovative products and solutions that enhance outcomes, better manage healthcare delivery costs, increase efficiencies, improve healthcare safety, and expand access to health. Because we’ve been doing this for over 100 years, our portfolio, leadership and partnerships make a difference for global healthcare.
Dexcom, Inc. empowers people to take real-time control of health through innovative continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., and with operations across Europe and select parts of Asia/Oceania, Dexcom has emerged as a leader of diabetes care technology. By listening to the needs of users, caregivers, and providers, Dexcom works to simplify and improve diabetes management around the world. For more information about Dexcom CGM, visit www.dexcom.com.
Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ: PODD), headquartered in Massachusetts, is an innovative medical device company dedicated to simplifying life for people with diabetes and other conditions through 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’s latest innovation, the Omnipod® 5 Automated Insulin Delivery System, is a tubeless automated insulin delivery system, integrated with a continuous glucose monitor to manage blood sugar with no multiple daily injections, zero fingersticks, and is fully controlled by a compatible personal smartphone. Insulet also leverages the unique design of its Pod by tailoring its Omnipod technology platform for the delivery of non-insulin subcutaneous drugs across other therapeutic areas. For more information, please visit insulet.com and omnipod.com.
Tandem Diabetes Care creates new possibilities for people living with diabetes, their loved ones, and their healthcare providers through a positively different experience. We manufacture and sell the t:slim X2 insulin pump with Control-IQ technology, but we’re so much more than that. Our company’s human-centered approach to design, development, and support delivers innovative products and services for people who use insulin. Since many of our own team members live with type 1 diabetes, or have a loved one impacted by diabetes, the work is personal, and we are committed to the cause. Learn more at tandemdiabetes.com.
Silver Level Sponsors
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust aspires to improve lives by supporting exceptional nonprofits and other mission-aligned organizations in health, selected place-based initiatives, and education and human services. Since 2008, when the Trust began its active grantmaking, it has committed more than $1 billion. The Helmsley Type 1 Diabetes Program is the largest private foundation funder of T1D-related research, treatment and support services.
Bronze Level Sponsors
Abbott, the worldwide leader in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM), is committed to improving the lives of people with diabetes. The company manufactures, distributes, and markets innovative glucose monitoring systems and other valuable services to help patients and healthcare professionals better manage diabetes care needs. Abbott is pleased to be a sponsor of Friends for Life Orlando Conference. Connect with us at https://freestyle.abbott/cwd, on Facebook at @FreeStyleUS on Instagram at @FreeStyleDiabetes, and on Twitter @FreeStyleDiabet.
Ascensia Diabetes Care is a global specialist diabetes care company, dedicated to helping improve the lives of people with diabetes by empowering them to take charge of their health. We use our innovation and specialist expertise in diabetes to develop high quality solutions and tools that make a simple, positive, daily difference for people with diabetes. Home to the world renowned CONTOUR™ portfolio of blood glucose monitoring systems, our products combine advanced technology with user-friendly functionality that help people with diabetes to manage their condition. We are committed to continued research, innovation and development of new products. As a leader in diabetes care and a trusted partner, we collaborate closely with healthcare professionals and other partners to ensure our products meet the highest standards of accuracy and compliance. Ascensia Diabetes Care was established in 2016 through the sale of Bayer Diabetes Care to Panasonic Healthcare Holdin-Diabetes Care products are sold in more than 125 countries. Following the close of the transaction in all countries, Ascensia Diabetes Care will have around 1,400 employees and operations in 38 countries. For further information please visit the Ascensia Diabetes Care website at www.ascensia.com. CONTOUR™ is a registered trademark of Ascensia Diabetes Care Holdings AG.
Roche Diabetes Care has been pioneering innovative diabetes technologies and services for more than 40 years. More than 5,500 employees in over 100 markets worldwide work every day to support people with diabetes and those at risk to achieve more time in their target ranges and experience true relief from the daily therapy routines.
Being a global leader in integrated Personalized Diabetes Management (iPDM), Roche Diabetes Care collaborates with thought leaders around the globe, including people with diabetes, caregivers, healthcare providers and payers. Roche Diabetes Care aims to transform and advance care provision and foster sustainable care structures. Under the brands RocheDiabetes, Accu-Chek and mySugr, comprising glucose monitoring and digital solutions, Roche Diabetes Care unites with its partners to create patient-centric value. By building and collaborating in an open ecosystem, connecting devices and digital solutions as well as contextualize relevant data points, Roche Diabetes Care enables deeper insights and a better understanding of the disease, leading to personalized and effective therapy adjustments. For better outcomes and true relief.
As a member of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is dedicated to addressing and solving some of the most important unmet medical needs of our time in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. Driven by our commitment to patients, we develop innovative products, services and healthcare solutions to help people
throughout the world. Please visit www.janssen.com for more information.
Sanofi is an innovative global healthcare company, driven by one purpose: we chase the miracles of science to improve people’s lives. Our team, across some 100 countries, is dedicated to transforming the practice of medicine by working to turn the impossible into the possible. We provide potentially life-changing treatment options and life-saving vaccine protection to millions of people globally, while putting sustainability and social responsibility at the center of our ambitions.
Friends of CWD
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization fighting to bend the curve on the diabetes epidemic and help people living with diabetes thrive. For 82 years, the ADA has driven discovery and research to treat, manage, and prevent diabetes while working relentlessly for a cure. Through advocacy, program development, and education we aim to improve the quality of life for the over 133 million Americans living with diabetes or prediabetes. Diabetes has brought us together. What we do next will make us Connected for Life®. To learn more or to get involved, visit us at diabetes.org or call 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383). Join the fight with us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Spanish Facebook (Asociación Americana de la Diabetes), LinkedIn (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn), and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn).
Beta Bionics is a public benefit corporation and certified B corp. committed to commercializing the iLet® bionic pancreas. We’re a people-focused company, here to serve the wider diabetes community. We want to make a difference and aim to improve the lives of people living with diabetes and hope to reduce the data and decision-making overload that PWD and their caregivers often deal with. To learn more about Beta Bionics, our team and our mission visit us at www.betabionics.com and @BetaBionics on social media.
Beyond Type 1 is a global nonprofit dedicated to the diabetes community. We serve the largest digital audience of any diabetes non-profit, and our mission is to help people living with diabetes to stay alive and thrive. Through peer support programs, global campaigns and digital platforms, Beyond Type 1 is uniting the global diabetes community—across all types—helping to change what it means to live with chronic illness.
One of the first sponsors of Children with Diabetes in their very first year, the Diabetes Research Institute and Foundation (DRI/F) are proud to, once again, be a part of this important educational and fun event for those affected by diabetes. The Diabetes Research Institute, a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, leads the world 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. 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 more information, please visit www.DiabetesResearch.org or call 800-321-3437.
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 national conferences and supporting sessions at Friends for Life. For more information, visit the JDRF website at www.jdrf.org, or call 800-533-CURE.
Mallinckrodt is a global specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to its mission: Managing Complexity. Improving Lives. Our Acquire to Invest business model is applied to therapies that aid healthcare providers in treating patients, including for small, underserved populations who may be challenged by devastating conditions. We invest in areas such as autoimmune and rare diseases; immunotherapy and neonatal respiratory critical care therapies; analgesics and hemostasis products. Our investment in these medicines–both in development and after approval–provides
clinical and economic data to help clinicians as they make treatment choices, and in some instances is introducing
long approved medications to a whole new generation of physicians and, ultimately, patients. Learn more at www.mallinckrodt.com.
ThromboGenics is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative treatments for diabetic eye disease. The company’s attractive pipeline of disease modifying drug candidates is targeting the key segments of the diabetic eye disease market. ThromboGenics is conducting the CIRCLE study, a Phase II clinical trial to assess THR-409 (ocriplasmin) as a potential treatment to prevent the patients with non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy progress to
proliferative diabetic retinopathy. THR-317, a PIGF inhibitor being developed to treat diabetic macular edema, or as a
combination therapy with anti-VEGF treatments, is expected to enter the clinic by year end 2016. In addition, THR-149,
a plasma kallikrein inhibitor, which has resulted from research collaboration with Bicycle Therapeutics, and THR-687, an integrin antagonist, which was in-licensed from Galapagos, are in late stage pre-clinical development.