DexCom Proudly Sponsors Historic Diabetes Flight Formation Trip to Raise Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Funds
Cross-Country Flight to Inspire People With Diabetes That Sky's the Limit When It Comes to Fulfilling One's Dreams
SAN DIEGO, CA, Jun 15, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- DexCom DXCM +2.26% , the leader in continuous glucose monitoring, is proudly sponsoring the efforts of the Diabetes Formation Flight USA (DFFUSA.org) -- three pilots with insulin-dependent diabetes using DexCom's Seven Plus as part of their effort to set new transcontinental world speed records while raising funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
The historic dusk-to-dawn flight will take place sometime between June 25 and July 3, 2012, depending on weather conditions. The flight begins in Daytona Beach, Fla., and ends in San Diego, Calif., 13 to 15 hours later. This flight will be particularly demanding due to the duration and challenge of maintaining the two-aircraft formation.
DFF USA aims to show that modern technology for diabetes management, including Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM), combined with a strict management regimen can enable people with insulin-dependent diabetes to effectively handle their condition while performing even the most challenging tasks -- such as flying cross-country while setting world records.