Toledo Rotary Club Foundation grants $4,217 to Diabetes Youth Services

The Toledo Rotary Club Foundation awarded Diabetes Youth Services $4,217 for its Improving the Physical Picture1Fitness of Children program. The group purchased FitBit Zips for use at its Big Shots and Middle Shot camps. This device is used to track activity and increase the awareness and importance of physical fitness and activity in maintain a healthy lifestyle. Awareness is even more vital for children living with type 1 diabetes, as this chronic condition is a life-long journey for anyone with this diagnosis, and without proper care, can lead to severe complications. The FitBit Sip allowed campers to track daily steps, distance, calories burned, , and active minutes. The information was readily available by tapping the display and did not have to be connected to a computer to get results. The product is water resistant and runs on a battery that lasts up to six months without recharging. Campers were able to log their daily activity and set goals of increasing their activity each day. The Diabetes Youth Services is very thankful to the Toledo Rotary Club Foundation for its donation and looks forward to using the FitBits again at this summer’s camps.