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Meet Liz Sacco of Diabetic Dabs in Middleton – Boston Voyager

Today we’d like to introduce you to Liz Sacco. Liz, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today? One of the greater challenges in my life, my son’s type 1 diabetes, has provided me with an amazing opportunity to help others overcome an obstacle faced by most diabetic […]

Middleton mom Liz Sacco developed a solution to help her diabetic son

In March 2011, Liz Sacco, a mother of four very active boys, noticed that her oldest son, David, then 9, was constantly drinking and never able to quench his thirst. After watching him for about a week and wondering if something might be wrong, she brought him to the pediatrician. It was there that David […]

Diabetic Dabs® now in Whole Foods Market Wellesley

Are you diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes? Anyone living with diabetes knows that testing blood sugar levels several times a day is commonplace. Checking blood-glucose levels involves taking a small drop of blood, usually from the fingertip, and placing it on a test strip in a glucose meter. Finding a clean and […]

Former resident creates diabetes management tool

When her oldest son, David, was diagnosed with diabetes in 2011, former St. Charles resident Elizabeth Lappin-Sacco’s life was suddenly thrown into “the unknown,” working with blood glucose testing strips and messy fingertips. “This was all new territory for us,” Lappin-Sacco said. “We had never had a family member or friend with diabetes, so we […]

Middleton mom’s invention, Diabetic Dabs, helps clean up after finger pricks

In 2011, Diabetic Dabs® founder, inventor and President Liz Sacco’s son David struggled with unquenchable thirst, numerous bathroom breaks, and fatigue at the end of hockey season. “A sip of water for me would be like a whole bottle of water,” said David Sacco, who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in March 2011. Once referred to […]


“Mom on a Mission” – feature on glu.com

When Liz Sacco’s nine-year-old son David was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2011, she immediately looked for ways to manage the day-to-day routine of living with the disease. Liz created Diabetic Dabs™ to provide a clean, convenient product for blood glucose testing. Diabetic Dabs are disposable, highly absorbent sheets designed to fit into any […]