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Photos: OneTouch(R) Features Five Participants From Global Diabetes Handprint Project in National Awareness and Fundraising Campaign
Date:3/16/2009

Project Extended Through June 30th; Participation Raises Funds for Diabetes Charities

MILPITAS, Calif., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Brave. Fight. Grandpa. Life. Alive. At first glance, these words may not seem to have anything in common. But for the millions of people with diabetes, they represent the many emotions associated with living with this disease. Beginning today, these five words, and the individuals who wrote them, will be featured in a new national promotional campaign by OneTouch(R), the leading brand of blood glucose monitoring systems for people with diabetes.

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The five words and people were selected from thousands of submissions to the Global Diabetes Handprint (www.DiabetesHandprint.com), a project that invites people to submit images of their hands decorated with words and graphics depicting their personal experiences with diabetes. For each image submitted, OneTouch will donate $5, up to a maximum of $250,000(1), to diabetes charities.

The featured words represent a range of emotions expressed by people touched by diabetes. Sarah O. (Houston, TX) submitted Grandpa because her grandfather has had diabetes for 20 years, and she admires his strength. Randi T., 10 (West Bloomfield, MI), chose Brave, because she says that getting a poke or a shot teaches others that diabetes isn't so scary. Fabian L. (Pearland, TX), a pharmacy technician, submitted Fight because even though he himsel
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