Dexcom Foundation Starts Awarding Diabetes Grants

The Dexcom One Step Ahead Foundation, a new employee foundation run by employees of medical equipment products maker Dexcom said it has awarded the first grants out of the brand new foundation, to five public charity organizations. The foundation said the grants range from $10,000 to $50,000, and go to projects aimed at producing the most sustained benefits to the health and quality- of-life for people living with diabetes. Dexcom is a developer of glucose monitoring devices widely used by diabetes patients. The first few grants went the American Youth Understanding Diabetes Abroad (AYUDA), College Diabetes Network, DiabetesSisters, Riding On Insulin, and Type-1-Today/Children with Diabetes (CWD). Dexcom's employees launched the philantrophy group three months ago.