Friends for Life® - UK 2019 - Sponsors
Platinum Level Sponsors
Abbott’s diabetes care division is a global leader in glucose monitoring systems. We are dedicated to helping people manage their diabetes and achieve their best health outcomes with innovative technology, such as the FreeStyle Libre system, allowing patients to monitor their glucose with a quick and easy scan. For more information, such as how the FreeStyle Libre system and our digital health tools support people with diabetes visit www.freestylediabetes.co.uk.
Insulet is an innovative manufacturer of medical devices, and our goal is to make life for people with diabetes easier. We are the developer and manufacturer of the Omnipod® Insulin Management System, and our technology has already helped more than 140,000 people to better live with diabetes. Insulet operates in the US, Canada and in Europe.
Gold Level Sponsors
Air Liquide Healthcare supports over 40,000 people living with diabetes around the world through the provision of innovative products and clinical services.
Air Liquide Healthcare is the authorised UK distributor of Tandem Diabetes Care’s innovative t:slim X2™ Insulin Pump. The latest version of the t:slim X2™ Insulin Pump features Basal-IQ™ Technology – a predictive low-glucose suspend feature that helps predict and prevent hypoglycaemia with zero fingersticks.*
*If glucose alerts and CGM readings do not match symptoms or expectations, use a blood glucose meter to make diabetes treatment decisions.
Dexcom, headquartered San Diego, CA, EMEA office in Edinburgh and patients in 39 countries, is dedicated to developing innovative glucose sensing technology and products to help patients and healthcare providers better manage diabetes. The Dexcom G6™ Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System does not require fingersticks for calibration or diabetes treatment decisions* and features simple, one-touch sensor insertion. The System provides exceptional accuracy with an overall MARD of 9.0%† and features an Urgent Low Soon alert that can warn users 20 minutes in advance of severe hypoglycemia (3.1 mmol/l). Dexcom is the only provider of CGM systems indicated for children ages 2 years and older. Please visit www.dexcom.com/en-GB/uk-warriors.
*If your glucose alerts and readings from the G6 do not match symptoms or expectations, use a blood glucose meter to make diabetes treatment decisions.
†MARD is a statistical measure of accuracy; the lower the number, the better.
Silver Level Sponsors
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 UK. To learn more about Beta Bionics, the iLet, and our public benefit mission, visit us at www.betabionics.org and @BetaBionics on social media.
Simplifying Diabetes. Two words that define our promise to the diabetes community and that drives all of us at Medtrum on a daily basis. We believe in disrupting the status quo to deliver you with the tools you really need. Founded in Shanghai in 2008, we are an internationally orientated HealthTech company that innovates, develops, manufactures and markets our own medical devices and medical device apps that deliver on that promise.
Our A6 TouchCare System, the world’s first Sensor Augmented Patch Pump puts you in the driving seat of your child’s connected care. The System can combine the freedom of a Patch with the ease of mind of the A6 Sensor and lets you control both with a really small, full color touchscreen PDM. Or go EasyLoop; with our Predictive Low Glucose Suspend algorithm you turn it into a Semi-Closed Loop System that warns for a low and can also suspend insulin when needed. Simplifying also means ‘easy does it’. With the use of our Apps we can send your child’s readings, alerts and alarms of their Patch Pump, Sensor or the combined System to mum’s, dad’s or anyone’s smartphone and smartwatch, even if they are at school, in real-time and over the cloud. And because no-one is an island, (historical) data can be shared with your HCP via the EasyView dashboard. We at Medtrum UK look forward to supporting you every step of the way, with training and education, customer support and a 24/7 technical helpline.
And to think we are only just getting started in Simplifying Diabetes. Will you join us on this journey?
At ViCentra, we like to keep things simple. We believe that if products are simple, look beautiful and deliver superb results, they’ll be more enjoyable to use and more likely to help people achieve great things. Creating brilliant products doesn’t end in the lab though– we also believe in the power of great customer experiences. We don’t design for patients – we design for people. ViCentra is home of Kaleido: insulin pump therapy designed to help you live life on your own terms.