Banting Circle Supporters
Our thanks go to the Banting Circle Supporters for joining the American Diabetes Association in the fight to stop diabetes. The following information profiles how these companies support the efforts of the Association to advance the fight against diabetes and improve the lives of those affected by diabetes.
Banting Circle Elite
AstraZeneca is a national sponsor of the Pathway To Stop Diabetes research program. The program is designed to find the next generation of diabetes researchers by funding bold and novel approaches to addressing the diabetes epidemic. AstraZeneca also supported the Walking Challenge at Scientific Sessions, the world's largest meeting on diabetes where attendees logged over thirteen million steps.
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals is a sponsor of the Association's Living with Type 2 Diabetes program for newly diagnosed patients. This company is a Patron sponsor of the American Diabetes Association's Scientific Sessions, the largest diabetes meeting in the world. The company is also supporting a targeted research project with the Association entitled, The American Diabetes Association and Boehringer Ingelheim Research Award: Chronic Kidney Disease & Renal Insufficiency In The Setting of Diabetes.
Eli Lilly is a national sponsor of the Tour de Cure and Drive To Stop Diabetes and Living with Type 2 Diabetes programs. The company supports the American Diabetes Association's Wisdom Kits given to families of children newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. They also provide annual financial support to families needing economic assistance to attend Camp programs. Lilly sponsors the Outstanding Educator and Outstanding Scientific Achievement awards presented at the Association's Scientific Sessions, the largest diabetes meeting in the world. Lilly is also a sponsor of a research project, American Diabetes Association and Lilly Clinical Research Award: Diabetes Care in Older Adults. Through the Eli Lilly & Company Foundation, the company is a founding sponsor of Pathway To Stop Diabetes, a research program designed to find the next generation of diabetes researchers.
Janssen Pharmaceuticals is teaming up with the Association and the Washington Redskins, on the team’s health and wellness initiative. In addition, Janssen is a Patron Sponsor of the Scientific Sessions, the world's largest meeting on diabetes. Janssen supported two awards presented at the meeting including the Harold Rifkin Award For Distinguished Internal Service In The Cause of Diabetes and the Outstanding Physician-Clinician Award In Diabetes. The company also supports American Diabetes Month.
Merck & Company
Merck is collaborating with the Association on America's Diabetes Challenge, a national awareness campaign encouraging patients to set their diabetes goals. The company supports diabetes research through the American Diabetes Association-Merck Clinical/Translational Science Postdoctoral Fellowship awards and Pathway to Stop Diabetes, the Association's program designed to find the next generation of diabetes researchers. Merck is supporting the Association's efforts to increase awareness of vaccinations recommended for people living with diabetes. Merck is a Patron sponsor of the Association's Scientific Sessions, the world's largest meeting in diabetes, and supported two awards: the Albert Renold Award given for achievement in diabetes research and the Kelly West Award which is awarded for excellence in the field of diabetes epidemiology.
Novo Nordisk is the National Premier Sponsor and National Red Strider Sponsor of Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, a national event encouraging people to become more active and healthy. Novo Nordisk supports targeted research efforts through the American Diabetes Association-Novo Nordisk Research Award in Neurohormonal Control of Metabolism and the American Diabetes Association-Novo Nordisk Award in Diabetes and Hypoglycemia. The company also provides grant support for the Association's legal advocacy platform, enabling the Association to prevent discrimination and better assist those with diabetes to ensure their legal protections. The company is a founding sponsor of Pathway To Stop Diabetes, a research program designed to find the next generation of diabetes researchers.
Sanofi is a founding sponsor of Pathway To Stop Diabetes, a research program designed to find the next generation of diabetes researchers by funding bold and novel approaches in addressing the diabetes epidemic. Through the American Diabetes Association and Sanofi Research Award In Clinical Care Delivery, the company's support is helping to better understand clinical interventions leading to improvements in diabetes care. The company supports Diabetes is Primary, a one-day educational event for the primary care community that is available to clinicians year-round online. With its Partners in Patient Health program, Sanofi is the sponsor of the annual Diabetes Day events at the Association's Scientific Sessions, educating host hotel employees about diabetes management and prevention.
Abbott Diabetes Care provides in-kind supplies to the Association's Diabetes Camp Program, and additionally provided support of multiple events throughout the country, including Father of The Year, Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes and Kiss a Pig events. Abbott Laboratories also conducted a companywide Employee Giving Program in which they matched donations given by employees to the Association.
BD Medical-Diabetes Care
BD Medical- Diabetes Care supports and provides supplies to the American Diabetes Association's Diabetes Camp Program, which focuses on diabetes management and education for children living with diabetes. In addition, BD supports local community events across the country including the New Jersey Step Out: Walk To Stop Diabetes, Safe at School program and Father of The Year. BD has also formed national employee teams for Step Out and Tour de Cure.
GlaxoSmithKline is supporting a series of targeted research grants focusing on the relationship between nutrition, the microbiome and metabolic pathologies, like obesity and diabetes. The American Diabetes Association and GlaxoSmithKline Research Award is designed to help increase knowledge of the metabolic changes that affect both glucose and cardiometabolic risk factors, and to provide insights to better understand the connection between diabetes and obesity.
Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Solutions
The company makes available blood glucose meters and supplies to the Association's Diabetes Camps. Johnson & Johnson fields the second largest fund raising team in the country for Tour De Cure, the Association's national cycling series in more than 80 cities annually.
LifeScan Inc. and Animas Corp.
LifeScan helped to lead their parent company Johnson & Johnson as the largest nationwide Tour de Cure team in 2013. LifeScan made available blood glucose meters and supplies to all Association Diabetes Association Camps. They also supported the Association's Stop Diabetes At Work programs in multiple markets.
The Medtronic Foundation supported an American Diabetes Association grant in addressing health disparities. They supported the Association's Disparities Forum in Washington, D.C. bringing together clinicians, government agencies, policymakers and community organizations. The grant also supported "I Decide To Stop Diabetes Days" in churches to motivate consumers to take personal actions to prevent and manage diabetes. Additionally, Medtronic Coronary supported a toolkit of materials cardiologists could distribute and print for their diabetes patients. They were themed around "Make The Link" to increase awareness of the link between diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
Step On Up™ is a program developed by Pfizer in collaboration with the American Diabetes Association about diabetic nerve pain. The campaign's spokesperson is Cedric The Entertainer who is encouraging people living with diabetes and experiencing shooting, burning or stabbing pain in their feet or hands, to talk to their doctor.