Diabetes Handprint Announcement

Dear Members of the TuDiabetes family,

Back in April, I shared with you the news about our partnership with OneTouch around the Word In Your Hand project. They licensed this beautiful program that was born in TuDiabetes.com from us and, through the steps I am about to announce, they will help us expand this project and reach to many more people touched by diabetes around the world.

If you visit DiabetesHandprint.com, you will see the new site developed by OneTouch, inspired by Word In Your Hand. Through DiabetesHandprint.com, you can submit the word in your hand as well, but there’s something very special about it: for every word submitted, they will donate $5 up to a maximum of $250,000 for the Diabetes Education and Camping Association (DECA) to support children’s diabetes camps and to Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) to support adult diabetes conferences.

While the Word In Your Hand will continue to have its home here in TuDiabetes.com and anybody who wants to submit their hand here will be welcome, because of the impact it will have on the diabetes community, I encourage you to go ahead and submit your word through the DiabetesHandprint.com web site, as you will be helping two great diabetes charities.

What can I say? The Diabetes Hands Foundation is very happy that many more people touched by diabetes will learn about this empowering awareness program and through it, they will learn about TuDiabetes.com and the other diabetes awareness programs that we run. So expect our family to get bigger in the course of the next few weeks – Welcome Committee, get ready! We are also very glad that this program that was born in our community is now going to help DECA and TCOYD with their mission, which strengthens us all as part of the diabetes community at large.

Over the course of the next few weeks you will see, hear and read news about this in local and national media, so I wanted you as the members of the TuDiabetes family to be aware of this collaboration effort before the rest of the world. Next week, I will be participating in a number of radio interviews to talk about it and the following week I will be doing the same thing on a few TV stations (and, if you are wondering: yes, I am nervous about it!)

I have only left to say: I am very proud to serve this incredible family and thankful for all the great and courageous people it has allowed me to meet online and offline.

P.S. In case you want to write anything about Diabetes Handprint, on this page you can find a detailed press release published by OneTouch.

Manny Hernandez
Founder, TuDiabetes.com
President, Diabetes Hands Foundation

Awesome! What a fabulous opportunity. Hugs to you, Manny!

Great news Manny.Will you please ask IDF,through Phil,to post this DiabetesHand print.com with the IDF news post all over the world,this way we all be alerted and join.

Manny,unfortunately it is made for USA residents only.They asked for state,not country.Wish if Öne touch make it global!!

Great news! Thanks for all of your hard work and dedication!

Truly Awesome Manny. We are with you. Together we CAN do anything !!!

Hi Sohair,
I will bring this up. Thanks for making me aware of it.

That’s wonderful news, Manny. Glad to see that your dedication and hard work is paying off for people with diabetes everywhere. You really are a true diabetes Superhero!!

Captain Glucose and Meter Boy (The Diabetic Duo)

Congratulations Manny! I received the One Touch Ultra Mini and it had a picture of a lady holding up her hand and I immediately thought about the word in your hand and didn’t make the connection. I’m so happy for you.

Andrea B.

Excellent news Manny. I*ve already added the new site to the Diabetes Search engine.

Congratulations and Thank You!!! This is truly a wonderful achievement. I am sure that this is only among the grass roots of the amazing things that can come from this. Mazel Tov!!! With less than a month to go until WDD this is one more way communities can come together and help us all.

One issue with the agreement… it states that if I upload a photo of my hand, Lifescan owns all images of my hand, whether or not in conjunction with WordInYourHand/Handprint/etc.

I’ve no issue with ceding rights to the uploaded image – but I do have an issue with ceding rights to my hand!!!

Hi Tmana,
I just took a peek at the content submission agreement they have on this page and found this:

  1. Definitions. As used in this Agreement, (a) “Materials” means all content that you submit to the Website, including all text and images, and (b) “Media” means any means of conveying information, whether now known or hereafter devised, including, but not limited to, websites, banner ads, print advertisements, television, packaging and promotional materials.

  2. Our Ownership of Materials. By submitting Materials, you assign to LifeScan, Inc. all rights in and to the Materials. You understand and acknowledge that you have no rights in the Materials once you submit them to the Website and that we may, in our sole discretion, reproduce, modify, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, transmit, publicly display and otherwise use or license the Materials, in whole or in part, in any manner and Media without restriction…

So, based on my understanding of that language, they would own all content that you submit to DiabetesHandprint.com, including all text and images. I don’t think that is extensive to all images of your hand.

If you find anything that leads you to think they are implying anything different, please let me know so I may look into it.

A very heartfelt congratulations to you. You will be awesome on TV!

Thank you… :smiley:

Wonderful news! I am a new user and am loving it! Thank you so much for this gift of hope! My daughter, just 3, was diagnosed on 7-16-08. I’m heartbroken…
Anyway, my daughter and I uploaded our handprint on the web site. What a powerful idea, thanks!

Manny - - a long overdue thanks to you, not just for this latest project, but for the wonderful community here that means so much! Thank you!

Thank you so much!!! :slight_smile:

That is freaking awesome! This is sooo exciting! Dont be nervous, you’ll be great!

Great News Manny! Congratulations!