My name is Liz Sacco and I am a mother of four lovable and energetic boys. In March of 2011 my oldest son David was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Prior to his diagnosis, I had not had anyone close to me living with this disease. As a family, we were faced with a lot of unknowns. In the process of adjusting our lifestyle, and David's remarkable resolve to living with diabetes, I soon realized there was a constant struggle in finding a clean and easy way for him to remove the excess blood from his finger after blood glucose testing. As anyone with diabetes can tell you, testing your blood sugar levels is a regular part of every day. With David being a young and active boy, he tests his blood minimally six times a day. I attempted to find an efficient solution to help simplify his testing routine. I tried placing a travel size Kleenex in his case, which was much too cumbersome. I put a single tissue in his case, which wastefully he would throw out after just one use. I felt not only were we trying to balance his new lifestyle, but we had an added aggravation with where to wipe his finger after the blood glucose testing. Being a typical nine year old boy, David resorted to wiping his finger on the inside of his case or on his clothes. Two years later, with testing his blood minimally six times a day, that adds up to over 4000 pieces of stained clothes and a very blood soaked case!
After diligently searching for two years for a solution to this simple problem, I decided to develop Diabetic Dabs. I started my company with the hopes of making a positive impact in the lives of those living with diabetes. As a member of the diabetes community, I am passionate about helping to simplify and improve the lives of families like ours. As such, a portion of the proceeds from Diabetic Dabs will be donated to diabetes research.Liz Sacco is available for public speaking engagements.