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Meet Liz Sacco of Diabetic Dabs in Middleton – Boston Voyager

Diabetic Dabs in Boston Voyager Sept 2017

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

Diabetic Dabs CEO Liz Sacco

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

Diabetic Dabs are now available in Wellesley Whole Foods

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

Diabetic Dabs in Wicked Local Boxford

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 […]

Wicked Local Boxford: Middleton Mom develops product to help son with diabetes

Liz Sacco of Middleton is a mother of four very active boys. David (14), Tommy (13), and twins A.J. & Chris (10) are constantly on the go. While they play a variety of sports, they have a passion for hockey. This comes as no surprise to those that know the family. After all, the boy’s […]

“Mom on a Mission” – feature on


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 […]

Dabs Review on “The Girl with the Portable Pancreas”

I found out about this new product from Jacquie over at Typical Type 1 and just received my order last week.  I’m not sure when I began the habit, but I usually lick my finger after a BG test.  While I don’t typically care much what others think of me, I do realize that could come across […]