What was the goal of the project? We wanted to empower people touched by diabetes to express themselves and let the world know what it is like to have diabetes. The result of the project was this video including some of the 120+ photos submitted with music by one of the members too.
In 2008, Diabetes Hands Foundation licensed Word In Your Hand to LifeScan, the makers of the OneTouch glucose meters. Inspired by Word In Your Hand™they created the Global Diabetes Handprint project. In 2010, the project was expanded and launched in Australia. This is the video inviting Australians to participate:
Video Update (Aug. 20, 2009):
A new video (and a remix of the video) were published in August 2009, to continue raising awareness about life with diabetes:
A couple of days ago I learned that the California State Assembly is considering AB-1893 Sharps waste, which in (if approved) will mandate that: “Sharps sold to the general public in California shall be sold with a sharps waste container Read on! →
If you are new to diabetes advocacy in the traditional sense of the word, you may be thinking, “What the heck is a docket!?” I certainly was the first twenty times I heard it (yes it took that long). For Read on! →