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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Fundraiser for Rob

Rob has been having some scary experiences with his diabetes. The normal warnings that a diabetic has (shaking, dizziness, dry mouth, confusion, slurred speech etc) to warn him of low or high blood sugars are no longer working as a warning system. He has passed out a few times and we would like to prevent this from happening as much as possible in the future. We were recently alerted to a cool device that we have not known about previously. The DEXCOM Seven Plus is a tool that will test his blood sugar every 5 minutes 24 hours a day for 7 days and then he rests it for another 7 days. The device will then communicate the results to a handheld (belt warn or in the pocket) display so that he can see the results and trends. If the result is below a certain number then an alarm sounds and if it is above a certain number then an alarm sounds. 

The initial cost and ongoing cost for this device is too much for us to foot at this time. We are asking for any amount of money to help defer the costs so that we may help Robert be safer at work, at play, and while sleeping.

If you would like to send a gift you may use PayPal and send it to rbrtwd@gmail.com. Cash check and money orders are also welcome.

Thank you for taking the time to consider helping out.

1 comment:

joannelynn said...

i think there are programs to help defray the cost of this because it is so new. i do think that this is needed now. keep plugging.

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