DiabetesSisters Awarded Grant from Dexcom One Step Ahead Foundation

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Employee Foundation Provides Funding to Diabetes Advocacy Organizations

November 22, 2016: DiabetesSisters, the national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the lives of women with diabetes, has been awarded a Dexcom One Step Ahead Foundation in support of its signature PODS Meetup Program. The PODS Meetup Program offers monthly peer-support meetings to all women living with diabetes providing education, networking and a non-judgement zone to discuss successes and challenges of living with diabetes.

The Dexcom One Step Ahead Foundation also awarded grants to four other diabetes organizations, including: American Youth Understanding Diabetes Abroad (AYUDA), College Diabetes Network, Riding On Insulin, and Type-1-Today/Children with Diabetes (CWD). Each organization’s programs aligns to the Foundation’s focus on assisting people living with diabetes, their caregivers, to better understand their medical condition, manage their diabetes more effectively and to live healthier lifestyles. The grants were awarded by the employee-funded philanthropy, launched by Dexcom employees dedicated to doing more for the diabetes community.

"Dexcom employees recognize the need to educate, support and empower those struggling to manage this complex condition, as well as their caregivers," said Claudia Graham, SVP of Global Access at Dexcom who serves as chair of the newly formed foundation, and is living with Type 1 diabetes. "Their commitment goes above and beyond their daily work to have a lasting, positive impact on the diabetes community."

“It’s an honor to be among other diabetes organizations receiving grants,” said Anna Norton, CEO of DiabetesSisters. “We strive to provide services and programs that positively impact people living with diabetes. Out PODS Meetup Program will continue to grow and thrive, thanks to the generosity of Dexcom employees who are committed to helping us share our mission.”

About DiabetesSisters
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, DiabetesSisters is the only organization worldwide focusing exclusively on women living with diabetes. Our mission is to improve the health and quality of life of women living with and at risk of developing diabetes and to advocate on their behalf. DiabetesSisters has a 10,000-member peer network that unites women with diabetes for the purpose of support, education, and advocacy. Signature programs include monthly peer support meetings (PODS Meetups); the Life Class Webinar Series and online blogs, forums, and expert resources; and conferences throughout the US. For more information, visit http://www.diabetessisters.org.

About The Dexcom One Step Ahead Foundation: A Dexcom Employees Foundation
The Dexcom One Step Ahead Foundation: A Dexcom Employees Foundation works to support the missions and purposes of tax-exempt organizations that provide services and programs to people living with diabetes and their caregivers in the United States. Run by its own Board of Directors, comprising Dexcom employees and external participants, the Foundation will provide monetary grants to organizations designated by the IRS as 501(c)3 Public Charities so that these organizations can assist people living with diabetes – as well as their caregivers – to better understand their medical condition, to manage their diabetes more effectively, and to live healthier lifestyles.

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