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Celebrity Chef Sam Talbot Gets on Board for Diabetes Testing

MILPITAS, Calif., Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeScan, Inc., the maker of OneTouch® Brand Blood Glucose Monitoring Systems, has teamed up with Rite Aid to launch the Rite Track Diabetes Tour. Beginning on November 1, the start of American Diabetes Month, a mobile bus will travel to various Rite Aid pharmacies in eight cities in the Northeast to provide complimentary on-site blood glucose and A1c testing, educational materials and free product samples and offers for people with diabetes, or those at risk.  There are nearly 26 million Americans who have diabetes, seven million of whom remain undiagnosed.

To kick off the Rite Track Diabetes Tour, celebrity chef Sam Talbot (1), who has type 1 diabetes, will be at the first stop, on November 1, at the Rite Aid pharmacy at 301 West 50th St. in New York City, from 11a.m. – 3 p.m.  Talbot, executive chef at New York's Imperial No. Nine and Montauk's Surf Lodge, recently joined with the makers of OneTouch® Brand Meters to help people learn to manage their diabetes while living life without limits.

At the New York event, Talbot will discuss his own diabetes story and give away signed copies of his newly published cookbook, The Sweet Life:  Diabetes Without Boundaries (Rodale, October 25, 2011).

In New York and in each city along the Rite Track Diabetes Tour, attendees can step into the bus to meet one-on-one with a registered nurse for complimentary blood glucose and A1c testing.  Individuals can discuss their results with a Rite Aid pharmacist and learn more about diabetes and how to help manage the condition.

"We're pleased to be working with the makers of OneTouch® Products to bring the Rite Track Diabetes Tour directly to the people in the communities we serve," said Robert Thompson, Rite Aid Executive Vice President of Pharmacy.  "As one of the most accessible healthcare professionals, we want people living with diabetes to know their Rite Aid pharmacist can help them successfully manage and live well with diabetes."

Current stops for the Rite Track Diabetes Tour include New York, Boston, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Washington, D.C., and Norfolk.  A complete schedule of locations and dates is attached and also available at

About LifeScan:  LifeScan is the leading blood glucose monitoring company in the U.S.  More than 5 million people in the U.S. depend on LifeScan's OneTouch® Brand Products for simple testing and accurate results to help them manage their diabetes.  OneTouch is the most recommended brand of meters by healthcare professionals in the U.S., including endocrinologists, primary care physicians and diabetes educators.  97% of patients, including those with Medicare, are insured for OneTouch Brand Products according to MediMedia Formulary Compass, March 2011 and CMS Medicare Part B enrollment.  For more information on diabetes care and OneTouch Products and services, visit

(1) Sam Talbot is compensated for his services as a consultant to LifeScan, Inc.Rite Track Diabetes Tour Schedule(Please note, all times are 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM unless otherwise noted)New York MetroTuesday, November 1, 2011

301 West 50th Street

New York, NY  10019Thursday, November 3, 2011

85-10 Northern Blvd.

Jackson Heights, NY  11372Friday, November 4, 2011

3823 Nostrand Avenue

Brooklyn, NY  11235Saturday, November 5, 2011

2271 Richmond Avenue

Staten Island, NY  10314Sunday, November 6, 2011

1097 Broadway

Bayonne, NJ  07002Boston MetroTuesday, November 8, 2011

530 Somerville Avenue

Somerville, MA  02143Thursday, November 10, 2011

405 Broadway

Everett, MA  02149Saturday, November 12, 2011

467 Salem Street

Medford, MA  02155Sunday, November 13, 2011

467 Broadway

Revere, MA  02151Buffalo MetroTuesday, November 15, 2011

2887 Harlem Road

Cheektowaga, NY  14225Wednesday, November 16, 2011

3950 Union Road

Cheektowaga, NY  14225Thursday, November 17, 2011

2561 Union Road

Cheektowaga, NY  14227Pittsburgh MetroSaturday, November 19, 2011

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

3939 Butler Street

Pittsburgh, PA  15201Sunday, November 20, 2011

2001 Lincoln Way

White Oak, PA  15131Monday, November 21, 2011

201 Devine Drive

Wexford, PA  15090Philadelphia MetroTuesday, November 29, 2011

5214-30 Baltimore Avenue

Philadelphia, PA  19143Wednesday, November 30, 2011

4530 North 5th Street

Philadelphia, PA  19140Thursday, December 1, 2011

9910 Frankford Avenue

Philadelphia, PA  19114Friday, December 2, 2011

510 East Baltimore Pike

Media, PA  19063Saturday, December 3, 2011

260 West Lehigh Avenue, #80

Philadelphia, PA  19133Harrisburg MetroMonday, December 5, 2011

4957 Carlisle Pike

Mechanicsburg, PA  17055Tuesday, December 6, 2011

65 Newberry Parkway

Etters, PA  17319Wednesday, December 7, 2011

3200 Market Street

Camp Hill, PA  17011Friday, December 9, 2011

30 Hunter Lane

Camp Hill, PA  17011

Washington, DC MetroTuesday, December 13, 2011

6053 Leesburg Pike

Falls Church, VA  22041Wednesday, December 14, 2011

2820 Columbia Pike

Arlington, VA  22204Thursday, December 15, 2011

1401 Rhode Island Avenue

Washington, DC  20018Norfolk MetroSaturday, December 17, 2011

7601 Granby Street

Norfolk, VA  23505Sunday, December 18, 2011

840 South Military Highway

Virginia Beach, VA  23464Monday, December 19, 2011

3600 Tidewater Drive

Norfolk, VA  23509

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