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Video: OneTouch(R) Teams With Online Diabetes Community to Launch Global Diabetes Handprint Project
Date:10/20/2008

- Participation Can Drive Up To $250,000 in OneTouch Donations to Support Children's Diabetes Camps and Adult Diabetes Education Programs -

MILPITAS, Calif., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeScan, the maker of OneTouch(R) Brand Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems for people with diabetes, announced today the launch of Global Diabetes Handprint (http://www.DiabetesHandprint.com) developed in collaboration with the Diabetes Hands Foundation. The Global Diabetes Handprint invites the millions of people with diabetes to submit images of their hand, decorated with words and graphics depicting their personal expressions about living with diabetes. These thought-provoking images will be showcased on the Diabetes Handprint Web site, encouraging visitors to share their own hand images in a welcoming environment. For each image submitted between now and March 31, 2009, OneTouch will donate $5 up to a maximum of $250,000(1) for diabetes charities.

To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/lifescan/34528/

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This new initiative was inspired by the "Word In Your Hand(TM)" project created on TuDiabetes.com(R), an online diabetes community owned and operated by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

The funds generated by participation in the Global Diabetes Handprint will be donated to the Diabetes Education and Camping Association (DECA) to support children's diabetes camps and to Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) to support adult educational and motivational conferences for people with diabetes, those at risk and their loved ones.(2) Participants will designate which organization -- DECA or TCOYD -- will receive the donation associated with the
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