2020 DDPG Sponsorship


Our nearly 5,800 members are leaders in the healthcare community, working together with healthcare providers, other professional organizations and industry sponsors to positively impact the lives of people with diabetes and their families.

There are a variety of ways for industry sponsors to engage DDPG’s membership including:

  • Advertisements in DDPG’s peer-reviewed publications
  • Event sponsorships
  • E-communications
  • Webinars and self-study modules
  • Recipe contests
  • Blogger mailings
  • And more!

Learn more: DDPG Industry Sponsorship Prospectus

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact DDPG's Corporate Relations Manager, Cassie Verdi, at cverdi@eatright.org or (630)533-3349.


Diabetes DPG Corporate Sponsors

It is through the generous support of our corporate sponsors that DDPG is able to fulfill our mission and vision. We sincerely thank the following industry sponsors for their support of DCE initiatives during the current DDPG fiscal year (learn more about sponsorship opportunities):

Gold ($15,000 - $24,999)



At the Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition, our mission is to be the source of health, wellness and nutrition expertise that creates value and growth for General Mills. The BIHN is comprised of passionate doctorate and master-level scientists and registered dietitians with varied backgrounds – ranging from nutrition science to public health to food science, epidemiology and more. Learn more and check out the free resources and continuing education credits at www.bellinstitute.com.


The Calorie Control Council (CCC) represents manufacturers and suppliers of low- and reduced-calorie foods and beverages, including manufacturers and suppliers of more than two dozen different low- and no- calorie sweeteners, dietary fibers and other low-calorie, dietary ingredients. CCC works with various stakeholders, including dietitians, to communicate the safety and benefits of all low- and no- calorie ingredients, as consumers continue to look to reduce added sugars and total calories in the diet and for ways to manage weight and blood glucose.



Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Inc, is headquartered in Chicago, IL, and we are dedicated to unlocking the potential of glucagon. We believe that easier-to-use medicines can have a profound impact on the lives of patients and their families. That’s why we are studying ready-to-use liquid glucagon, but that’s just the beginning. We are also studying how our formulation technology can impact patients with other conditions. We have a persistent drive to pursue advancement that have the potential to change lives - get to know us and see how our technology is unlocking the potential of today’s medicines at www.xerispharma.com.

Silver ($5,000 - $14,999)


Formed in 1986, the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education (CBDCE) is a national not-for-profit certification organization that awards the Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) credential. The CDCES credential is held by over 19,900 health professionals including registered dietitian nutritionists, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, pharmacists, physicians, PAs, and other health professionals participating as members of the diabetes care team. The mission of CBDCE is to promote comprehensive and ongoing quality diabetes clinical management, education, prevention and support by defining, developing, maintaining and protecting the certification and credentialing processes. Visit their website at www.cbdce.org.



Love One Today® is a science-based food and wellness education program that encourages Americans to include fresh Hass avocados in everyday healthy eating plans to help increase fruit and vegetable intake and as a delicious, heart healthy, whole food source of fiber and naturally good fats.


The International Food Additives Council (IFAC) is a global association representing manufacturers of food ingredients. IFAC’s mission is to promote the benefits of food ingredients, support science-based regulation worldwide, and to unite industry stakeholders to cultivate a professional, responsible and sustainable global food environment.


Kate Farms was founded in 2011 by parents determined to save their daughter's life after a diagnosis of failure to thrive and is now the #1 recommended plant-based formula. Kate Farms offers medical formulas for children and adults, to be used as sole source or supplemental nutrition for oral or tube feeding. They are available nationally and eligible for insurance coverage. All Kate Farms formulas are made for tolerance with easily digested organic pea protein, soluble fiber and phytonutrients to support gut health, and without common allergens or artificial ingredients. These formulas have been clinically proven to demonstrate improved tolerance and weight gain in children and adults.


The LifeScan Diabetes Institute enables healthcare practitioners around the globe to have access to the most cutting-edge information about innovative practice models and ways to use existing diabetes tools and technologies, all of which facilitate improved patient care and better patient outcomes, With more than a decade of serving health care professionals globally, we remain committed to our mission and look forward to continuing to transform diabetes care and improving patients’ lives in the decades to come.


The Peanut Institute is a non-profit organization supporting nutrition research and developing educational programs to encourage healthful lifestyles that include peanuts and peanut products. The Peanut Institute pursues its mission through research programs, educational initiatives, and the promotion of healthful lifestyles to consumers of all ages. As an independent forum, The Peanut Institute is uniquely positioned to work with all segments of the food industry, the research community, academia, consumer organizations, and governmental institutions.


Pendulum Therapeutics is the first and only company to apply the discoveries of high-resolution, long-read DNA sequencing to develop and commercialize microbiome interventions targeting specific diseases. Its flagship product, Pendulum Glucose Control, is the only medical probiotic that provides nutrition management through the microbiome to help people with type 2 diabetes manage their glucose and A1C levels. Pendulum’s proprietary innovation platform enables identification of microbiome mechanisms of action and rapid translation from discovery and development through human clinical validation. Pendulum Therapeutics, headquartered in San Francisco, was founded in 2012 by a diverse team of scientists with deep expertise in microbiology, biochemistry and clinical disease management.


Each year approximately 9 million sharps users will administer at least 3 billion injections outside health care facilities. Established in 2002, SafeNeedleDisposal.org provides a one-stop shop for people to learn how to safely dispose of used sharps wherever they are. Disposal rules vary by community and state, so SafeNeedleDisposal.org has location-specific information that visitors can look up by simply clicking on their state or entering their ZIP Code. It also has free educational materials for order or download, and step-by-step instructions for safely packaging used sharps in everyday household containers. Visit www.SafeNeedleDisposal.org to learn more.


Each year, 26 million people look to the Splenda Brand to help lose weight, manage diabetes and blood sugar levels, and live a healthier lifestyle. Splenda Brand Sweeteners is best known for its signature yellow packets which debuted in 1991, but since then has grown to include 100% Natural Splenda Stevia, Splenda Baking Blends, Splenda Liquid and – new this year – Splenda Naturals Monk Fruit, Splenda Premium Sweet Teas, and Splenda Diabetes Care Shakes.

To receive free samples, download patient resources, sign-up for our healthcare professional e-newsletter, or to receive a free toolkit with coupons, patient samples and more visit SplendaProfessional.com today!


California strawberries are grown by hundreds of family farmers who produce nearly 90 percent of the nation’s strawberries. Harvested year-round along the coast, California strawberries are low in sugar, high in vitamin C, and provide essential nutrients, fiber, and health-promoting phytochemicals. Research suggests eating just a serving of eight strawberries a day may help manage diabetes, improve heart health, support brain health, and reduce the risk of some cancers. With an emphasis on sustainable farming practices, the California Strawberry Commission is focused on production and nutrition research, food safety training and education, marketing and communications, trade relations and public policy. To learn more and connect, visit www.californiastrawberries.com.


The Simply Good Foods Company is a portfolio of brands that bring simple goodness, happiness, and health to consumers and their families. At Simply Good Foods, we are driven with the purpose of empowering and educating consumers about how to eat right and snack smarter. We are fueled by creating a rich variety of innovative, convenient, better-for-you foods that provide optimal nutrition for everyone, while keeping great taste at the forefront of everything we do. Our portfolio of brands includes Atkins®, Quest®, and SimplyProtein®.


Sunsweet is the world's largest and most famous brand of dried tree fruits including prunes, apricots, mangos, and more. We process nearly 60,000 tons of famous Sunsweet Prunes a year! Founded in 1917 as the California Prune and Apricot Growers Association, our cooperative served as a marketing group to offer our crops to the public under the brand name "Sunsweet". Today, Sunsweet processes and markets the dried fruit production of nearly 250 grower-members with orchards throughout California's central valley. To learn more about Sunsweet, please visit www.sunsweet.com!

Bronze (<$5,000)


The Egg Nutrition Center (ENC) is the science and nutrition education division of the American Egg Board. ENC is dedicated to providing balanced, accurate information on the complex issues surrounding eggs, nutrition, and health. To receive updates on emerging research, informational handouts, media-ready materials, and access to exclusive events, join ENC's Egg Enthusiast program!


The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) is a contractor to the Beef Checkoff and manages research and promotion programs on behalf of America's farmers and ranchers with oversight from the Cattlemen's Beef Board and USDA. One of the checkoff programs NCBA manages is the "Beef. It's What's For Dinner." brand. Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. is your resource for all things beef. Recipes, educational tools and nutrition research are just a small part of what’s available to help you answer questions about America’s beloved protein.


Potatoes USA is the marketing organization for the 2,500 commercial potato growers operating in the United States. Potatoes USA was established in 1971 by a group of potato growers to promote the benefits of eating potatoes. Today, as the largest vegetable commodity board, Potatoes USA is proud to be recognized as an innovator in the produce industry. For more information on Potatoes USA's mission to "Strengthen Demand for U.S. Potatoes" by creating positive change in the industry through innovative and inspiring approaches, please visit PotatoesUSA.com.