Thanks to a huge influx from Richard's Christmas wish the project goal is met and the funds are now released. I want to thank everyone that contributed and wish you all a very happy and successful new year.
In fact, today I ordered up the biome sample kits for us all. They take 2-3 weeks to arrive, which works well as we're out of town on an extended winter vacation visiting friends and family. We'll be returning home next week, so will have a few weeks on our usual home diet before gathering the "before" sample.
Next is determining what additional testing we can accomplish with the over-funding we've received. There's definitely enough for a BG meter and a fair amount of test strips. I'm a little curious how a "normal" non-diabetic person's BG cycles over the course of a day and in response to various meals. Other than that, I'm not really sure. If you have any suggestions please feel free to leave a comment. This is crowd-source science after all.
In any case, again to all the contributors, I thank you. Let's hope this is the first in a long series of interesting crowd-source science to come.