ACCU-CHEK(R) Launches Web Challenge to Bring a Little Fun to an Otherwise Serious Disease - Diabetes: the Born in the USA Meter Skin Design Challenge: Will Your Patriotic Skin Win?

Go to, to create your patriotic skin and see if your design will be included in future ACCU-CHEK Aviva skin offerings.

Nov 12, 2009, 13:53 ET from Roche Diabetes Care

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Wouldn't it be great to design a skin for your ACCU-CHEK Aviva blood glucose meter and have it end up being a future ACCU-CHEK skin offering? Chances are, you have already visited and tried your hand at a few skin designs. Today, Roche announced the launch of the Born in the USA Meter Skin Design Challenge, a response to high traffic to the site, along with friendly competitive spirit.

"We are excited to announce this fun skin design challenge and encourage both former visitors to the site, as well as newcomers, to try their hand at designing an ACCU-CHEK Aviva personalized skin design," said Roche Vice President of Marketing Dan Kane. "The launch of earlier in the year was such a hit we decided to create some friendly competition. We're hopeful some of our ACCU-CHEK® fans will show their pride at using a meter that's manufactured in the United States by creating fun, patriotic skins that may be included in future ACCU-CHEK Aviva skin offerings."

Here's how to enter:

  • Create a meter skin using the tools at
  • Once your skin, music and dance moves are created, hit the "save and enter challenge" button
  • Register for the site if you haven't already, or simply login and agree to the terms and conditions of the challenge
  • Hit SAVE

Enter your skin design before the deadline, which is February 28, 2010.

All site visitors have the opportunity to vote for their favorite designs. From the top 50 vote-getters, Roche Diabetes Care Marketing management will choose four winners and those four skins will actually replace four of the five current skins designs in a currently available meter skins pack. Each person can only have one winning skin. Winners will be notified by email on or about March 15, 2010 and then announced on Please go to the site for the official rules, eligibility, awarding of prizes and other pertinent information.

About Roche Diabetes Care

Roche Diabetes Care is a pioneer in the development of blood glucose monitoring systems and a global leader for diabetes management systems and services. For more than 30 years, Roche has been committed to helping people with diabetes live lives that are as normal and active as possible and has been helping healthcare professionals manage their patients' condition in an optimal way. Today, the ACCU-CHEK portfolio offers people with diabetes and healthcare professionals innovative products, services and comprehensive solutions for convenient, efficient and effective diabetes management--from blood glucose monitoring through information management to insulin delivery. The ACCU-CHEK brand encompasses blood glucose meters, infusion pumps, lancing and data management systems.

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About Roche

Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, Roche is a leader in research-focused healthcare with combined strengths in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics. Roche is the world's largest biotech company with truly differentiated medicines in oncology, virology, inflammation, metabolism and CNS. Roche is also the world leader in in-vitro diagnostics, tissue-based cancer diagnostics and a pioneer in diabetes management. Roche's personalized healthcare strategy aims at providing medicines and diagnostic tools that enable tangible improvements in the health, quality of life and survival of patients.

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    For further information, please contact:
    Julie Vincent
    Public Relations Manager
    ACCU-CHEK® Brand

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