Friends for Life® - Canada 2019 - Sponsors
Founded in 1999, Dexcom, Inc. is transforming diabetes care and management by providing superior continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) technology to help patients and healthcare professionals better manage diabetes. Since our inception, we have focused on better outcomes for patients, caregivers, and clinicians by delivering solutions that are best in class—while empowering our community to take control of diabetes.
Insulet Corporation (NASDAQ: PODD), headquartered in Massachusetts, USA, 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. Engineered for ease-of-use, the wearable, tubeless and disposable Pod provides up to three days of non-stop insulin delivery, without the need to see or handle a needle or infusion set. Founded in 2000, over 140,000 Podders™ across the globe rely on Insulet’s Omnipod® Insulin Management System to bring simplicity and freedom to their lives.
Visit us our booth at the 2019 Friends for Life conference and find out more about the Omnipod® Insulin Management System or visit myomnipod.ca.
For more than 30 years, Medtronic has been helping people with diabetes. Together, we will transform diabetes care by expanding access, integrating care and improving outcomes, so people with diabetes can enjoy greater freedom and better health. Medtronic’s latest pump, the MiniMed™ 670G system with SmartGuard™ Auto Mode is the only technology that automatically adjusts* background insulin delivery based on your glucose levels – helping to keep you in range with fewer highs and lows(1,2).
*Some user interaction required. 1. Bergenstal RM, et al. JAMA. 2016;316(13):1407-1408. 2. Data on file, MiniMed 670G user experience survey, period Jun 2017 -Jan 2018, n=13571
At Novo Nordisk, we are driving change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic conditions. Novo Nordisk Canada Inc. is an affiliate of Novo Nordisk A/S, a global healthcare company with more than 95 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat other serious chronic conditions: hemophilia, growth disorders and obesity. Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs approximately 41,600 people in 80 countries and markets its products in 170 countries.
Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc is a medical device company dedicated to improving the lives of people with diabetes through relentless innovation and revolutionary customer experience. The Company takes an innovative, user-centric approach to the design, development and commercialization of products for people with diabetes who use insulin. Tandem’s flagship product, the t:slim X2 insulin pump, is capable of remote software updates using a personal computer and features integrated continuous glucose monitoring. Tandem is based in San Diego, California
Established in 2016 through the acquisition of Bayer Diabetes Care by PHC Holdings (formerly known as Panasonic Healthcare Holdings), Ascensia Diabetes Care is a global company dedicated to improving the health and lives of people with diabetes. Already including the world‐renowned CONTOUR® range of blood glucose monitoring systems, we are committed to adding more innovative and life-changing products to our portfolio. Our goal is to provide products and solutions that make a positive, daily difference for people with diabetes. We want to make sure diabetes doesn’t get in the way of people’s future, enabling them to live richer lives. At Ascensia Diabetes Care we want to serve the needs of patients through our innovation and specialist expertise in diabetes. We create high quality solutions and precision tools that help patients manage their condition and take charge of their lives. Innovation is in our DNA and we are agile, entrepreneurial and dynamic in the way we operate. We are proud of our heritage as a leading provider of solutions for diabetes care. We are excited by what the future holds and will continue to build on the legacy of our longstanding commitment to diabetes.
The Ypsomed Group is a leading developer and manufacturer of injection and infusion systems for self-medication and a renowned diabetes specialist with over 30 years’ experience. As a leader in innovation and technology, Ypsomed is the preferred partner for pharmaceutical and biotech companies for the supply of injections pens, autoinjectors and infusion systems to administer liquid drugs. Ypsomed promotes and sells its product portfolio under the umbrella brands, mylife Diabetescare directly to patients or through pharmacies and clinics, and under YDS Ypsomed Delivery Systems as business-to-business to pharmaceutical companies. Ypsomed Diabetescare offers a comprehensive portfolio of products and services for people with diabetes. This allows users easy, discreet and reliable self-treatment. With Ypsomed Diabetescare, self-treatment becomes simpler and easier.
Diabetes Canada’s camping tradition began in 1953 in Eastern Ontario. Since that time, our camp program has grown extensively and the organization currently operates nine overnight camp programs across Canada plus numerous year-round programs. Collectively known as D-Camps, our programs provide kids living with type 1 diabetes the opportunity to connect with friends who truly understand them, build self-confidence, develop lifelong skills, and learn to manage their diabetes independently. Today, Diabetes Canada is proud to be the only national provider of summer camp programs for children and youth living with type 1 diabetes. Join us and learn that together we will take charge of diabetes and never let it define us. We will explore, share, learn and laugh because we’re all in this together.
Diabetes Express was created in 2005 to meet the needs of the ever growing population of diabetics who just couldn’t find their supplies at their local pharmacy. We were the first to go online to make it more convenient for to find everything in one location. Our website allows 24/7 ordering of products, with updates being sent directly through email on the progression of your order, including a tracking number that gives our customers peace of mind when they need to know when the order will arrive.
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.
Find out how Lilly Diabetes can help your family at LillyDiabetes.com. Take a look at Coco’s adventures and learn from other families with type 1 diabetes at T1EverydayMagic.com. Follow us on social media: Facebook: T1EverydayMagic, Lilly Diabetes. Twitter: @LillyDiabetes. Instagram: T1EverydayMagic.
Beyond Type 1 is a nonprofit organization changing what it means to live with diabetes. Through platforms, programs, resources, and grants, Beyond Type 1 is uniting the global diabetes community and providing solutions to improve lives today. Founded in 2015 with a focus on education, advocacy and the path to a cure for Type 1 diabetes, Beyond Type 1 has grown to also include programs for those with Type 2 diabetes. A new model of philanthropy, Beyond Type 1 aims to change what it means to live with chronic illness.
Founders + Leadership support operational expenses so that 100% of every dollar raised directly supports the most promising global efforts and programs working to educate, advocate and cure Type 1 diabetes. Beyond Type 1 is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization, under charitable ID #47-3336640.
The College Diabetes Network (CDN) works for the day when all young adults with diabetes are motivated and equipped to live a healthy life, so they can pursue their dreams without compromise. The College Diabetes Network is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is singularly focused on providing young adults with T1D the peer connections they value, and expert resources they need, to successfully manage the challenging transition to independence at college and beyond.
At D-Dance we believe that EVERYONE has “sweet moves” to share. Together we work to connect, inspire, and educate T1D’s and their families so that diabetes never gets in the way of dancing. We are T1D warriors and we are strong!
Diabetes@School is a national program that aims to ensure students with type 1 diabetes are safe, supported, and included. The program’s website is the first comprehensive Canadian source of bilingual training materials on type 1 diabetes for teachers and school staff. The site includes videos, posters, template forms, and documents on key diabetes concepts, from insulin to physical activity. Developed by the Canadian Paediatric Society, Canadian Pediatric Endocrine Group and Diabetes Canada, Diabetes@School is a source of evidence-based and current information for educators and families. Diabetes@School has received support from BD, Lilly, Sanofi, Healthy Generations, and the Lawson Foundation.
Diabetes Hope Foundation (DHF) is a grassroots not-for-profit organization founded by its current chair, Barbara Pasternak, in 1999 after two of her three sons were diagnosed with diabetes. The foundation’s mission is to reward, empower and to provide peer education and support for youth in transition to enable them to live successfully WITHIN and BEYOND diabetes. Recognizing the need for supporting transitioning youth who are struggling with the financial and emotional challenges of living with a long-term chronic illness, DHF achieves its mission through the delivery of community programs such as the Scholarship, Mentorship, Transition Workshop and Peer Support, otherwise not accessible to these youth. Working closely with medical and health professionals specializing in youth and diabetes from across Canada, DHF’s programs specialize in transition by providing financial assistance, education, encouragement and support at crucial points of their transition.
The Nightscout Foundation exists to encourage and support the creation of open source technology projects that enhance the lives of people with type 1 diabetes and those who love them. This includes fundraising, advocacy, and direct software and hardware development.
SUPRE makes films that engage, entertain and educate. We empower underpowered voices and present their often unheard points-of-view with insight, vulnerability and authenticity. We specialize in documentaries that have won acclaim the world over. We find unconventional ways to produce our films to make them openly accessible for everyone to watch in a protected online environment.
Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet is the largest clinical trial network ever assembled to change the course of type 1 diabetes. The TrialNet family is made up of physicians, scientists and healthcare teams at the forefront of type 1 diabetes research. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, TrialNet offers risk screening for relatives of people with type 1 diabetes and innovative clinical studies to preserve insulin production. With the help of thousands of volunteers who are participating in their clinical studies, TrialNet is learning more and more about how T1D develops and testing new ways to maintain insulin production before and after diagnosis. TrialNet’s mission is to prevent T1D and stop disease progression by preserving insulin production before and after diagnosis.
The Type 1 Diabetes Think Tank Network (Think Tank) improves clinical outcomes and quality of life for people with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) through collaboration between individuals living with T1D and healthcare providers.