The Global Diabetes Handprint is a project designed to bring together people who have been touched by diabetes, to communicate and share what living with diabetes means to them.

Thousands of people have already joined the Global Diabetes Handprint, which was inspired by the Word in Your Hand™ Project from Tudiabetes and now it's Australia's turn. Australia is the first country in the Southern Hemisphere to join this global phenomenon and they need your hand.

Getting involved is simple. By writing a word on your hand expressing your feelings about diabetes and sharing the story behind it, you'll become part of a community that puts a human face on a condition which affects 1.7 million Australians.

For each hand that gets submitted, Johnson & Johnson Medical will donate $5 to one of two leading Australian diabetes organisations – The Type 1 Diabetes Network or the Diabetes Counselling Online.

For more details and to participate in the Global Diabetes Handprint Australia, visit:

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Comment by Jim Allison on October 2, 2010 at 8:04pm
nice man, nice.
Comment by 1HappyDiabetic on September 28, 2010 at 5:52am
Where did you get that background image? I want one :-) Well done Manny!
Comment by Ahmad on September 26, 2010 at 6:47am
Nice looking my friend as always
Comment by Michael Hutch on September 22, 2010 at 10:55pm
I designed a handprint with help!
When my mother was diagnosed they basically said to her "there is alot of information to learn about in diabetes".
I think in her case 'help!' sums it up nicely.
Comment by Michael Hutch on September 22, 2010 at 10:41pm



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